Well done to Will Stephenson from Bracknell who passed today in Farnborough
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Well done to Will Stephenson from Bracknell who passed today in Farnborough with just four faults recorded.
Great drive and Mark, the examiner, thought it was very safe throughout.
Congratulations from Peter, your instructor and all at Blue School of Motoring
Your first lesson – What to expect?
Your Blue School of Motoring instructor will pick you up from your home, school or place of work. Your driving instructor will then explain to you how your driving course is going to work. What to prepare for how to study for the theory test, there will be a lot going on in your first lesson, so a two hour session is usually the norm. You will driven somewhere away from busy streets, so you do not have to deal with any complex traffic situations on your first lesson. Bring along or wear some sensible shoes that will make using the foot controls easier.
if you forget anything, your instructor will use a drivers record of progress, which keeps a track of all that you have done.
Car control can be a lot to take in at first – it’s all about physical motor reactions, which sometimes require a new range of skills, response times and hand-to-eye co-ordination skills. Even a simple procedure like moving off involves dealing with the clutch, gears, handbrake, indicators and checking the mirrors – it’s like you’re in multitasking overdrive. But don’t worry, your instructor will go over these area’s time and time again until you gradually begin to do more on your own.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, that’s what your instructor expects, and will encourage you to do, if you don’t ask you will never learn. But don’t worry if this makes you uncomfortable – hopefully you’ll relax as you become familiar with the situation.
It is recommended
that prior to taking your test you should have had 40 hours in-car tuition with a qualified driving instructor and then another 25-30 hours practice with friends or family.
Top tips for your Driving Test
With more and more people learning to drive, Blue School of Motoring presents a guide of Top Tips to help you with your practical driving test.
The biggest driving test tip is not to book a driving test unless you feel ready! If you don’t feel confident, check with your driving instructor whether you are ready for your driving test.
It’s natural to feel slightly nervous on the day of your driving test. Don’t let this worry you too much. Stay calm and drive as you have been driving with your driving instructor, don’t drive any differently just because an examiner is sitting next to you.
Always check your mirrors and indicate before stopping or moving off during your driving test. Look carefully over your shoulder to check your blind spots. Failure to do the latter will most certainly get you a minor fault mark, and could be potentially hazardous to other road users.
Don’t look down at the gear stick when you change gear during your driving test. You should always keep your eyes on the road, constantly scanning the far, middle and near distance.
Always indicate correctly and in good time, this helps other road to know your intentions.
Do not stop at every junction during your driving test unless it is necessary. For example, if you stop at a roundabout when it’s obvious that you’re clear to go, you may pick up marks for hesitancy. However, where the road sign tells you to “Stop”, you must do so.
Don’t get too close to stationary vehicles or obstructions. Always keep a look out for pedestrians stepping out onto the road.
If you have to overtake cyclists during your driving test, give them plenty of clearance (about the width of an average-sized car). Don’t follow them too closely.
When reversing, keep looking round for road users. Never continue reversing as another road user is passing.
Use your mirrors before you change speed (up or down), change gear, stop or move off and whenever you change direction in your driving test.
If you think you’re heading for the kerb when reversing round a corner, stay calm. Make all round observations first , then pull forward and correct yourself. This is a much better approach than carrying
on and hitting the kerb!
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