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How to pass your driving test

Learning to drive is a fun, but sometimes frustrating experience. Although, most people learn the basics pretty quickly, it can be some time until you are deemed competent to drive alone. It often takes people a few times to pass the test, however, this article will give you some tips to try and help you get through the tests and get on the road!

Administration

If you are under 17, driving on the road is illegal. To get driving in the UK, you need to apply for a provisional license, which permits you to drive provided that your vehicle has L plates, and you are accompanied by someone who has been driving for three years and is over the age of 21. You can do this via online booking and there is a standard fee of of around £50 to get a provisional license, and you are then legally classed as a learner driver. Practical experience You should get practical experience by having driving practice with either an instructor or someone you trust who has been driving for more than three years and is over the age of 21. However you must also pass a theory test exam online, however you must sit it in a DVLA test centre.

Driving and the test

Once you are confident in your car driving and have passed your theory test, you should book a practical exam. You can do this via online booking.
When you arrive for your test, remember to bring all your paperwork with you. Remaining calm One of the most important things to remember is to remain calm throughout, although this is a stressful experience, excessive nerves may actually be detrimental to your driving. Try breathing in for seven seconds and out for 11 seconds to slow your breathing rate and keep you calm.
Checking things Remember things like indicating and checking your mirrors, as you can incur minor faults for these offences, and they may lead to majors if it causes danger. Engine
Also, be sure that you know your way around the engine, as you may be asked to locate the dipstick or water tank. The most important thing is to be relaxed and aware, and do not book your test until you feel totally prepared. Don't be disheartened if you don't pass on the first time, as many people end up failing first time. Pick yourself up and you'll be on the road in no time.

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