Learning to drive is almost like a “right of passage” it’s something we have to do and what a driving licence will bring to your life in terms of freedom and your independence will have a hugely positive influence on your life. From weekend road trips to getting better-paid jobs…yes really! And of course not having to depend on public transport, your life is going to transform overnight.
But before all of that you need to take driving lessons and to pass your test, but could you pass your test the first time of asking? Let’s face it, it’s what you are dreaming and hoping for, no one likes to fail. It is not just the cost but also the stress of failing, and quite honestly you can take measures to massively reduce your chances of failing and increase the likelihood of passing.
The first thing you have to come to understand is what does it take to pass the driving test because the driving examiner will be marking you on exactly that. Pretty much anyone can jump in a car and in a short while will be able to drive…but the question is, how safe are they? And this is what the driving test is all about, safety.
So what does it take to be a safe driver? Scratch your head and think it over for a while and you might come up with the answers most people do, such as not crashing, not speeding and not going through red lights. While those factors are important is it enough?
Perhaps the best way to describe a safe driver and what your examiner is looking for is this…
1. You need to understand the Highway Code and observe its rules at all times.
2. To always keep your vehicle under control.
3. You must get in the vehicle and have the attitude of a safe driver.
4. And you need really good hazard perception skills