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Many myths and rumors have built up around the practical driving test which simply aren’t true. It’s easy to believe them and this can affect your confidence when it comes to taking your test.

So here, we dispel the myths and puts the facts right about what REALLY happens when you come to take your test.

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“If you stall during your test, you will fail.”

Not entirely true! By the time you’re ready to take the practical driving test, shaky clutch control should be a distant memory but the test seems to do funny things to candidates! Stalling repeatedly in traffic or stalling when entering major junction, affecting other road users, will fail the test. If you stall, don’t panic. Take a deep breath and start over again. Some candidates have even passed tests after stalling twice! Nerves can ruin a test for even the best of drivers so it’s important to not dwell on mistakes as some aren’t as bad as you may think!

“If you get take a wrong turn, the examiner will fail you.”

The driving test is designed to allow the Examiner to assess your driving ability during the course of a 30-35 minute route, taking in various road and traffic conditions. If you are asked to turn right at a junction but turn left in error, you will not incur a driving fault as long as you correctly turn left.  Even on the recently added ‘independent driving’ element of the test, you are not penalised for getting lost during the drive, so If you are not sure where you should be going, ask for help and you will get it! What the Examiner doesn’t want you to do is drive erratically or dangerously because of poor planning and anticipation e.g. not seeing your intended junction until too late, turning across traffic when not safe to do so and causing the flow of traffic to slow unnecessarily. Whatever you do on the test, do it safely and you’ll have a good chance of being successful.

“Driving Examiners are trying to fail candidates.”

The Examiner has less to do if you pass!  When you pass your test, the Examiner issues your test certificate and heads back to his office for quick cuppa before the next test. However, if you have failed your test they return to their office to write a report, detailing the reasons for the fail. Another urban legend I sometimes hear from students is that Examiners have to fail a certain amount of tests each month. While it is true that Examiners are expected to have pass rates that fall within 10% of the local average, there is nothing to suggest that the test results are compromised because of this; in fact in my experience the only person who really affects final decision is the candidate taking the test!

“My mum/dad say they only took a few lessons and passed a few weeks after turning 17.”

This statement may be true, but at a rough estimate most candidate’s parents will have taken their test 20 to 30 years ago in very different times. The volume of traffic on the roads has greatly increased since then, as have the number of complex junctions and road systems in busy urban areas. The DVSA have changed the test on a regular basis over past 30 years to reflect the more challenging situations that drivers face on modern roads, including the recently introduced independent driving element of the test and a greater skill level in hazard awareness and anticipation, needed to deal with today’s busy roads. The DVSA suggest that an average of 45 hours of tuition along with around 20 hours of private practice is required in order to reach the test standard.

“You should check your mirrors every 7 seconds.”

While checking your mirrors every 7 seconds may suit some traffic conditions, it is more important to check your mirrors when appropriate.  If you’re worrying about checking every 7 seconds, you won’t be focused on what’s happening on the road. The test assesses the candidate’s use of mirrors when signalling, before changing speed and before changing direction, all of which demonstrate good awareness and planning. The examiners can easily see when you are looking in your mirrors so you don’t have to make it too obvious. It only needs to be a glance and should not distract you from the road ahead!

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Driving Lessons Petts Wood

Browsing for driving lessons in Petts Wood or maybe thinking about doing an intensive driving course in Petts Wood?

Driving Lessons in Petts Wood should be a fun and enjoyable experience. You should feel like you are making progress during every lesson, and not be afraid to ask questions or seek clarification. Our aim is to ensure you always feel comfortable with your instructor.

Learning to drive is a life skill and if you choose to learn with the driving skool.com Petts Wood you will always receive an excellent standard of tuition and be well equipped with all the knowledge you will require beyond the day of your test.

We pride ourselves on our professional driving tuition which is reflected in our pass rates. Your driving lessons in Petts Wood can be in the evening, weekends or any time to suit you. Our door to door service allows you to fit your driving lessons around you and your commitments to make your driving as an enjoyable experience as possible.

Our competitive rates and block booking discounts will ensure that you get excellent value for money throughout your course of driving lessons in Petts Wood.

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  • Always carry a survival pack in the car, including food, water and a blanket. This should include extra warm clothes.
  • Ensure your phone battery is fully charged and you have an in-car charger.
  • Put a shovel in your boot – in case you need to dig yourself out of trouble.
  • Consider fitting winter tyres, but even if you don’t, have your summer tyres checked. Winter driving means that tyres should have no less than 3mm remaining tread.
  • Have your battery checked. Batteries have to work extra hard in the cold and are more likely to fail.
  • Make sure your windscreen washer fluid is topped up with the correct concentration of screen wash. Windscreens get particularly dirty in the winter months and screen wash will help prevent the liquid from freezing.
  • Have your coolant checked – the antifreeze needs to protect your engine against the lowest of temperatures.
  • Have your air-con system serviced. It’s not just for summer – an effective air-con system will demist windscreens much more quickly, helping visibility.
  • Adjust your driving style to the conditions – be sensible in the rain, snow and ice.
  • Above all, in bad conditions consider whether your journey is really necessary.

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Looking for driving lessons in Petts Wood or maybe thinking about doing an intensive driving course in Petts Wood?

At the driving skool.com we pride ourselves in the ability to deliver quality driving lessons in Petts Wood at affordable prices. Our DVSA approved Driving Instructors are extremely passionate about making your driving lessons fun and exciting, as well as giving you the skills and confidence you need for the road and to pass your driving test.

We can pick you up or drop you off at college, work, or anywhere local. Your driving lessons in Petts Wood can be for an hour or two hours, evening or weekends, seven days a week! We work around you!

We focus on providing a highly personalised service and will build a learning to drive programme around you, the customer! Our competitive rates and block booking discounts will ensure that you get excellent value for money throughout your course of driving lessons in Petts Wodd.

Whatever your driving skills, you want a driving instructor in Petts Wood who will provide the quality driving tuition you need to reach your goal.

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Areas covered (BR postcodes)

Bromley, Keston, Beckenham, West Wickham, Orpington, Chsilehurst & Swanley

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Your first step to passing your driving test is complete!

We’re a well established independent driving school based in Chislehurst (BR7)

We’re not a national, corporate driving school, but a local driving school, with local Driving Instructors who live and work in the area.

Our Instructors are passionate about teaching you safe for life and passing the driving test 1st time.

Areas covered

Bromley, Beckenham, West Wickham, Eden Park, Shortlands, Chislehurst, Downham, Petts Wood, Orpington, Keston & Shirley

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A HUGE well done and congratulations to the following guys and girls who worked really hard and have successfully passed their driving test and now have FULL licences! :) Thank you for choosing us and be safe!

Mike, Julie, David, Lee, Pete, Scott, Sham and Paula

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1. 6/1/2014. 1st of year! Well done Marcia Wiggins who passed her driving test this afternoon with only 2 minors at the practical driving test centre in West Wickham! Fantastic result! Mike :)
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2. 7/1/2014. Well done Shane who passed his practical driving test at the West Wickham test centre this afternoon. Mike.

3. 9/1/2014. Yet another one! Congratulations to Stephen who passed his driving test at West Wickham DSA test centre with only 2 minors! Great job! Mike
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Stephen Clilverd: Thanks again for teaching me Mike your a great teacher to have If anyone needs lessons you will get my recommendation with out hesitation

4. 21/1/2014. A huge well done Ann – Marie who passed her practical driving test this morning @ Sidcup. What a fantastic journey we had! Now for your new Mini on Monday See you for Pass Plus. Be safe! Mike

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5. 22/1/2014. Congratulations to Jack Sheppard who passed his practical driving test today at the Sidcup test centre and with 2 examiners in the car! Well done Julie White ADI

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6. 24/1/2014. Congratulations to Chloe who passed her driving test at West Wickham this morning! Well done & be safe! Mike

 7. 24/1/2014. Well done Holly Hill who passed her driving test today @ Erith with only 3 minors! Julie White ADI

1620601_10151948138028262_977211770_nHolly Hill: Thank you Julie for being such a good and lovely driving teacher I really enjoyed my driving lessons! Thank you for helping me pass x

8. 28/2/2014. Well done Joe Burge who passed his driving test 1st time today @ the Sidcup driving test centre. Congratulations! Dave

9.  28/2/2014.  Congratulations Harry who passed 1st time today at West Wickham driving test centre! Should have been NO minors! What a great result :) Be safe Mike

10.  5/3/2014. And another 1st time driving test pass for Vicky Taylor today at the Erith Test centre. Well done and we will see you for pass plus!  Julie

11.  10/3/2014. Well done Lance Chamberlain who passed his driving test st Sidcup today! be safe. David

12.  12/3/2014. Lots of congratulations to Whitney who passed her driving test @ West Wickham today! Great result Whitney! David :)

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13. 22/3/2014. Well done Dana who passed her driving test with only 2 minors @ Hornchurch test centre. Be safe :) Scott

14. 02/04/2014. Congratulations Ellia who passed his driving test 1st time today @ the Erith test centre! Well done! Julie :)

15, 16.17,18 & 19. 7/04/2014. A huge well done to the following, James Bull, Conner Norris, Britany Vant, Emily Clark and Teri Murphy. All passed their practical driving test @ Hornchurch test centre! Congratulations! Lee :)

 20. 9/4/2014. Well done Liam who passed his driving test today @ the Horchurch test centre with only 4 minors! :) Scott

21. 25/4/2014. Congratulations Connor Butler who passed today at the Hornchurch test centre with only 3 minors! lee

22. 25/04/2014. And another one for Lee. Well done Deana Gammans who passed at Hornchurch test centre with only 2 minors :)

23. 26/04/2014. They keep coming! Congratulations Amelia Rodriquez who passed her practical driving test @ Goodmayes test centre. Lee

24. 1/5/2014. Congratulations to Rachael Humphreys who passed her test today at Erith I told you that you were ready for test. A well deserved pass, keep safe and see you for pass plus x – Julie

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 25. 8/5/2014. Well done Lewis who passed his practical driving test at Basildon today! Sham :)

26. 9/5/2014. Many congrats to Jack Lewis who passed at Sidcup driving test centre with only 2 minors!! You nailed it Jack! And remember – this is just the beginning of the learning curve – take it easy and be safe… Cheers, David

27. 15/5/2014. Well done Amy who passed her driving test 1st time this afternoon in sunny West Wickham! Fantastic! Mike

28. 15/5/2014. Congratulations to Niomi Nembhard – a terrific pass with only 3 minors @ Erith today. Glad the Intensive Course paid off Niomi, enjoy driving that Mini!! Take care, David

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29. 16/5/2014. What a great way to start the weekend! Well done izzy who passed her driving practical test early this morning @ west wickham only 2 minors Be safe. Mike

30. 20/5/2014. Congratulations to Danny Osman who passed his practical test today at the Erith DSA test centre :)  Julie

 

31. 23/5/2014. The best kept secret in town! Well done Ryan Spicer who passed his driving test 1st time this afternoon @ West Wickham! Mike :)

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32. 29/5/2014. Congratulations to Josh Ives who passed his driving test, today at the Erith test centre – happy driving – keep safe Julie

33. 23/6/2014. A great big congratulations to Shannon Eaglestone who passed his test today at Erith. I look forward to seeing you for your pass plus Julie

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34. 24/6/2014. Well done Sergei Ribkin who passed his practical test @ Hornchurch test centre with only 4 minors Scott :)

35. 4/7/2014. Well done Charlie Leaver who passed his practical test 1st time this morning at the Sidcup test centre! – Mike #learntodrivesidcup #drivingschoolssidcup #drivinglessonssidcup #sidcupdrivinglessons

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36.  7/07/2014. Congratulations to Ross Crilly who passed his test today a well deserved pass keep safe! :) Julie #sidcupdrivinglessons #femaleinstructorsidcup

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37. 7/7/2014. and another one! Well done Charlie Mills who passed 1st time this afternoon @ West Wickham test centre! A job well done Charlie! See you friday! Mike #drivinglessonswestwickham #learntodrivewestwickham #learntodrivebeckenham

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38. 16/7/2014. What a fantastic result! Well done Libbie who passed her practical driving test 1st time this afternoon! Enjoy your holidays! Mike #learntodrivewestwickham #bromleydrivinglessons #drivinglessonsbeckenham #westwickhamdrivingschools

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39. 18/7/2014. Many congratulations to Jack Evans who passed his first test today @ Hither Green with only three minors. All the hard work payed off Jack. It’s been a real pleasure!! Good luck to you and Mrs. Evans for the new baby!
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40. 21/07/2014. Well done Conner who passed his practical driving test @ West Wickham today 1st time! – Sham #tilburydrivinglessons #learntodrivetilbury
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41. 30/7/2014.  Congratulations Georgia who passed her driving test with only 2 minors! Lee :) #learntodrivedagenham #dagenhamdrivinglessons
42.  5/8/2014. Great result Albert who passed his practical driving test @ the driving test centre in Sidcup today! Drive safe! :) David :) #drivinglessonssidcup
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43. 12/8/2014. Congraulations to Didem who passed her driving test @ Sidcup today! David #learntodriviesidcup

 

 

44. 19/8/2014. Wow another great result! Well done Ellie who passed her driving test at west wickham DSA test centre this morning. Mike :) #drivinglessonswestwickham

 

 45. 19/8/2014. An another one! Congratulations Daniel who passed today at Belvedere today! Great result! Julie :) #femaledrivinglessons #belvederedrivingschools

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46. 19/8/2014. and another pass. Well done Jack who did an intensive driving course with Sham and passed his driving test @ West Wickham test centre

 

 

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47.  27/8/2014. Well done to Elise Bryan who passed today at the Sidcup driving test centre with only 3 minors. Lovely driving E!! See, I said you were good enough to pass despite your negativity !! See you for the PassPlus!! take care, David

 

 

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48. 5/9/2014. Congratulations Hannah who passed her driving test with our Instructor Julie @ the Erith Test centre! Well done! Julie :)

 

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49. 9/9/2014. Well done Jess who passed her driving test @ the DVSA test centre in Sidcup. David

 

 

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50. 11/9/2014. And they keep coming! Congratulations to Katie who passed today @ Hornchurch test centre. Lee

 

 

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51. 11/9/2014. Great result Scott who passed his driving test at Hornchurch test centre. Well done! :) Lee

 

 

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52. 11/9/2014. Congratulations to Samantha Ives who passed today at Erith Test centre. What a fab result!  Keep safe and see you on the road Julie

 

53. 15/9/2014.  Well done to Ijlal Iqbal who passed his driving test today @ Sidcup. Good luck and be safe out there Ijlal. Best wishes, David 

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54. 16/9/2014. Congratulations Lucy who passed her driving test 1st time this afternoon @ West Wickham. Thanks for all the laughs on the way, I had alot of fun! Be safe Mike

 

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55. 19/9/2014 Congratulations to Roisin Hoban who passed her practical driving test today at Erith just in time to return to Uni today as well. Keep safe Julie

 

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56. 23/9/2014. Fab result! Well done  Ainsley who passed his practical driving test today at West Wickham :) Sham

 

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57. 25/9/2014. Well done Natasha who passed her practical driving test to with the driving skool.com at West Wickham test centre. Mike

 

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58. 1/10/2014 Congratulations Sherry who passed her driving test today @ Sidcup! Well done! David

 

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59. 3/10/2014. Well done Harry who passed his driving test at the driving test centre in Erith today. Julie :)

 

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60. 13/10/2014. A huge well done to Jake who passed at hornchurch test centre today. Be safe! Lee :)

 

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61. 20/10/2014.  Fantastic result Ellyse who passed 1st time this afternoon at the driving test centre in West Wickham. Mike @ www.thedrivingskool.com

 

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62. 20/10/2014. Congratulations Elle who passed today at Sidcup.  Be safe! David

 

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63. 22/10/2014. Well done Charlotte who passed her driving test today at Erith. Congratulations. Julie

 

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64. 23/10/2014. The last driving test for the Mini! Well done Lucy who passed 1st time today @ Sidcup! Mike

 

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65. 24/10/2014. Well done Harry who passed 1st time today at the DVSA test centre in Sidcup! David :)

 

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66. 15/11/2014. Well done George who passed his driving test  today at the driving test centre in Sidcup. David :)

 

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67. 17/11/2014. Congratulations Nevin who passed his practical driving test at West Wickham today! Well done! David

 

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68. 17/11/2014. And another one on the same day! Congratulations Ollie who also passed his driving test at West Wickham today. David :)

 

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69. 24/11/2014. Well done Brian who passed his driving test @ the practical test centre in Erith. Julie 

 

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70. 3/12/2014. Congratulations Ollie who passed his driving test at Sidcup driving test centre. David

 

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71.  4/12/2014. A massive congratulations to Teresa Oakins who passed her driving test today at Erith I am very proud of you you worked so hard to get there and we had great laughs along the way. I will really miss our lessons. Julie

 

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72.  5/12/2014. Another big congratulations to Kelly Lopez who passed her driving test, 1st time at Erith today. I’m so going to miss driving with you and I’ll think of you every time I go to drive thru McDonald’s xx Julie

 

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73. 9/12/2014 Congratulations to Ross who passed his driving test @ the driving test centre in Horchurch. – Lee :)

 

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74. 10/12/2014 Well done James who passed his practical driving test @ Hornchurch. Lee Moughton ADI

 

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75. 11/12/2014. Well done Gemma Cannon who passed her driving test this morning @ the Hornchurch test centre with only 4 minors. Lee

 

 

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76. 16/12/2014. Congratulations Shay who passed his driving test 1st time today @ Sidcup! – David

 

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77. 18/12/2014 Well done Sofia who passed today at the Sidcup test centre! Be safe! David :)

 

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78. 22/12/2014. Great result, Nicole who passed her driving test today and passed first time at the driving test centre in West Wickham. David

 

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