Obviously you want to pass your test as quickly as possible and if your learning with defensive driving course NJ school then we want you to pass ASAP too. However, listen to your instructor and try to follow their advice. If they don’t think you will be ready in time, trust them. They know what test standard is better than you do. If you have any questions or concerns, always ask your instructor. Read our ‘good tips before taking my driving test’ if you want to give yourself the best chance of success on the big day.

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Tips before taking your driving test

The following tips come direct from our driving manual that is available to buy within our shop.
Here are some tips before taking your driving test:

1-2 weeks before your driving test

  1. If you’re committing more than 1-2 serious faults over the course of a 1 hour lesson or a mock test, then consider putting your test date back or look to increase your lessons if your instructor thinks you could improve with a few more hours.
  2. If you are struggling to concentrate in your lessons or you’re making lots of mistakes because you are tired, then try our product ‘driveAlert’. Students that have taken it in the past have all reported positive results.
  3. If you are a very nervous person then consider taking a herbal remedy called ‘Calms’ available from most chemists, you can also take rescue remedy for your driving test.
  4. Start making yourself familiar with the ‘show me, tell me questions’ on page 29. You will be asked 2 of these questions before your practical test. It’s important you get off to a good start.
  5. If you are being taught by driveJohnson’s, you’ll be able to access our test route and top test tip videos. Just ask your instructor for the latest user name and password.

Last minute tips before your driving test

  • Ask the examiner early if you need clarification
  • You’re being marked on your ability to drive safely, not your sense of direction
  • Always check the appropriate mirrors throughout the test
  • Avoid overtaking on approaching junctions
  • If you’re unsure – don’t go
  • Fit in with other traffic
  • Don’t drive too slowly
  • Maintain safe following distance
  • Take your time when doing manoeuvres
  • Take a shunt
  • Take a hint if the examiner remains quiet after a manoeuvre
  • Don’t focus on the examiner marking the test sheet
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