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We have below some Milton Keynes driving lessons help. Our pre-test preparation tips before your driving test date will help you pass your driving test first time.

During my time as an instructor. I find that there are recurring themes from test results on some of the things you as a learner driver must be aware of. Take on board the simple but important unwritten rules of driving behaviour while on a driving test. Below are some very useful tips to aid you in completing a driving test pass result just to take some of the pressure away from your shoulders and relax. I hope these help my current learners or even students coming to this site who are just looking for Milton Keynes driving lessons help for pre-test preparation.


1. While on the driving test the examiner gives an instruction, but you are not sure what they want you to do. Don’t be afraid to ask them to repeat it back so that you fully understand what you are about to do. Do not leave it too late to ask this question, get the repeated instruction request asked as early as possible. Remember this is your drive so make them work for you. After all, you are paying their wages as well as mine.


2. Lane discipline. If you come to a point where you find yourself in the wrong lane approaching a junction. DO NOT swerve into another lane at the last minute just to try and be in the correct position as this will be deemed a serious or even a dangerous error and all you have to do if it is not safe to change lanes then just go in the wrong direction. The examiner will not and cannot mark you for this as long as you go in the wrong direction correctly. Examiners assess the ability to drive, not the capacity to follow directions properly, especially on the independent drive section of the test.


3. If the examiner looks directly at you approaching things like hazards, they are watching you checking mirrors. When you have done this, they will go back to looking at the road. If you see this, then make sure you check your mirrors as they are giving off lifeline signals for you to check properly.


4. Ensure that you have enough time to overtake any vehicle including cyclists approaching junctions. They could speed up making it difficult to complete the manoeuvre, examiners don’t want to see you taking any unnecessary risks and would rather see you hold back.


5. Busy junctions, remember this if you can’t see you can’t go. Don’t be inpatient in thinking the examiner will mark you down for hesitation. You can only go when you can go it is as simple as that. There are no failures just for a couple of hesitation faults. Although, you can for pulling out into the path of an oncoming vehicle when you should not have done. So don’t worry and go when you are safe to go. If you cannot pull out without making another vehicle have to slow down, then you should not emerge.


6. Examiners want to see you make progress so do speed limits when they are safe to do so and slow down when road conditions are more complicated, or there are more hazards. Do not get into the mindset of I will drive slower to make sure I pass the test as this will get you serious faulted for not keeping the flow of traffic moving and possibly slowing traffic around you down therefore potentially making other vehicles try to overtake you in sometimes the wrong area to do so.


7. Keep your 2-second rule when following other vehicles this is important and remember to double it when driving in the rain and 10x it for ice and snow. Slower speeds like 30 or 20 mph make sure you keep plenty of tarmac of the road between you and cars in front.


8. Manoeuvres, take your time as there is no rush to get these done and remember you can shunt the car meaning you can move forward or back as many times as it takes to complete any reversing manoeuvres. Sometimes examiners ask strange questions such as have you finished or sometimes even stay quiet when you think you have finished, take this as hints that something is not correct. So, check your distances from kerbs or check you are completely inside a parking bay for example.


9. The examiner will ask you to park on multiple occasions to check that you are parking and moving off correctly. So, they will ask you to park on the left in a place that is safe, legal and convenient. It is your responsibility to park in a correct place. Look for somewhere to park where you could happily take your keys out and leave your car all day. Don’t be too eager to park and try to make sure it is correct for the park. If it is not then move on to a suitable place. You may be asked to park just behind another parked vehicle to test your move off at an angle. You should just pull up on the left behind the car as though you have just parallel parked behind it.


10. You will see the examiner marking the sheet through your driving test. Do not think he or she is marking you down for faults every time. Sometimes they mark the sheet for when you have completed certain tasks like a manoeuvre or the emergency stop. Don’t watch them watch your road and forget what they are doing concentrate on what you need to do.


11. Remember not every stall of a car will result in a minor or serious fault. Some stalls just like when you are at a junction and try to move off too quick with the clutch, therefore stalling the car. That is deemed not even to be a fault if you are in the correct gear and you do not cross the give way line or move out onto the new road. Just secure the car take a deep breath and start again.


12. Dwelling on any fault, you do make will only result in you making another error because you are still thinking about the mistake you have just made. So, LET IT GO!! Concentrate on the next job at hand. What typically happens is the fault that just happened is not the one counted as a serious error. It will be the mistake you make next by not thinking about what you are about to do.


13. Lastly, RELAX and don’t overly concentrate. Just do what you do with me or your instructor and get on with driving the way you always do. Don’t do anything you would not do while driving with your instructor or me.

We hope you have enjoyed these Milton Keynes driving lessons help tips in preparation for your driving test.

Be sure to check out our page on the actual practical driving test. 

Also, read our post on Top 10 reasons we fail the driving test.


If you are taking driving lessons with me. You will hear me say some or all of these to guide you safely through your Milton Keynes driving lessons. Also and importantly through your driving test.