5 steps to pass your driving test quicker

Learning to drive is a part of growing up: giving you freedom and the means to go anywhere you please. However, learning to drive can also be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do, from panicking because you have stalled at a junction, the cost of driving lessons  the time it takes and then the final, nerve-wrecking test at the end, where one wrong move can fail you.

Some people are naturals from the moment they do up the seat belt and put their hands on the wheel for the first time, learning to drive in a matter of weeks, where other can struggle with the finer points of clutch control and take what seems like forever to learn.

To take away some of the pressure of learning to drive, here are some top tips to help you get into the driving seat.

1.    Apply for your provisional as soon as possible

You don’t have to wait until you turn 17 to apply for your provisional driving licence, in fact, you can apply three months before your 17th birthday (16 if you have a disability or want to drive a moped). Once you have your provisional, you can start your driving lessons on the day of your birthday instead of waiting around for the DVLA to sort out your paperwork, which can take a number of weeks. You can pick up forms to apply for your provisional driving licence from large post offices, or through the DVLA website.

Visit our useful links page to learn how to apply for your provisional licence, as well as links to book your and practice your theory test online.

2.    Choose a good driving instructor or driving school

Choosing the right driving school and instructor can mean the difference of a number of weeks or even months when it comes to passing your driving test.

It is essential that the school uses fully qualified, highly experienced driving instructors. This is an area where Quails excel, as they have their own driving instructor training college, ensuring that they employ only the best instructors.

Quails are also more than happy for you to meet up with your instructor before you commence your lessons to make sure you feel comfortable and at ease from word go.

3.   Get your theory test out of the way

As soon as you get your provisional licence, you can take your theory test. Put your name down on the waiting list as it can take weeks in some areas to get a test date. You should start studying for the theory test as soon as you can.

4.   Take more driving lessons

You can speak to your driving school about having more lessons or longer lessons in a week. This more intense way of studying will help you to pass your test faster.

5.   Practise, practise, practise

Try and get out in a car as often as possible. The more practise you have, the faster you will learn. Try to practise things that you struggle with in your professional lessons with your parents, such as three-point-turns or clutch control.

Following these simple tips will help you to ditch the L plates and set off on your own road adventure! Contact Quails School of Motoring today to start the wheels in motion.