A quick guide on how to overcome common practical test difficulties.
There are a few circumstances that might arise on your driving test that you should
pay extra attention to, at Fineline Driving Academy we constantly communicate with
our learners and our previous students to receive feedback on their exam and in
particular, aspects of the test which were most difficult or tricky. We are able
to pass this feedback onto you to help you with your driving test, rest assured
that if you are learning with us, we will ensure you have practised thoroughly enough
to make any of the following test day circumstances be a breeze.
• Nerves – Having nerves on the test day are perfectly normal, most of our learners
say that the nerves disappear within a few minutes so try not to let them get you.
• Aggressive drivers – Even though it is a rare occurrence, you may come across
somebody following you in your driving test who is beeping/flashing/tailgating you
and you might feel slightly uneasy. You should ignore these types of drivers, stick
to the speed limit and don’t allow them to make you do something that could result
in you failing your test.
• Messing up the manoeuvre – This tends to happen quite often in driving tests,
if you do something silly like hit the kerb, drive forward slightly and continue
as if it didn’t happen. This is regularly counted as a minor fault rather than a
major although this is entirely up to your examiner and it can be considered a major
• Stalling – This isn’t a major fault if you recover well and the stall doesn’t
occur in a dangerous/vulnerable place. If you do stall you should apply the handbrake,
keep your clutch down and turn the car off and on before continuing as normal. It
is not necessary to select neutral because keeping the clutch down will mean that
keeping the car in 1st gear will be suitable.
• Going the wrong way – If you go the incorrect way you should inform the examiner
of what you have done and they will guide you back on track. If you select the incorrect
lane for the way you wish to go, do not try anything rash and just continue in that
lane. This also applies for the independent driving segment of your test, remember
that as long as you do not do anything serious or dangerous then you should pass