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These tips should help make passing your driving test easier.

1. Practice. A lot

The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency suggests that learners, on average, need about 45 hours of professional training plus 22 hours of private practice. Make sure you learn with an instructor you feel comfortable with, from a reputable driving school – and practise with an experienced friend or relative to hone your skills.

2. Warm up

Book a lesson near the test centre just before your test appointment time, so you don’t drive ‘cold’ when you have to get into the car with the examiner. It can also helps to scope out any obstructions such as potholes, local congestion or new roadworks, so you’re prepared if you encounter them during the test.

3. Relax

It’s perfectly normal to be nervous about taking your driving test, so take the pressure off yourself by not telling many people beforehand.

On the day, take deep breaths, count to 10 and exhale just before entering the test centre. Do this a few times and you should find yourself calming down and ready to drive.

4. Think positively

Before you enter the test centre, believe that you’re going to pass. Try some creative visualisation, which involves closing your eyes and imagining yourself driving well over the route, making flawless manoeuvres and seeing all the potential hazards.

5. Be comfortable in your car

Make sure you sit your test in a car you’ve driven regularly – either your instructor’s or the car you use for practising.

You need to feel completely comfortable with controls and, even more importantly, the biting point of the clutch, which will allow you to move off and change gears smoothly.

6. Know the route

Do your homework and make sure you know the area around the test centre and all the possible routes you’ll be driving. Drive them as often as possible with your instructor and, if possible, when practising privately.

It’s also important to be comfortable driving different on as many different types of road as possible, so you’re ready for the independent driving section of the test and, more importantly, life after passing your test.

7. Avoid the usual mistakes

Common driving test pitfalls include not checking mirrors sufficiently, inadequate observation when reverse parking or moving away, poor positioning at junctions and roundabouts, and inappropriate speed.

Discover these bad habits when you learn to drive to help you avoid them.

8. Be ready for anything

When learning, try to drive at different times of day, in sunny weather and the wet – and, if possible, in slippery or icy conditions so you’re prepared for any eventuality during your test.

9. Don’t be afraid to ask

If, at any time during the test, you don’t understand what the examiner has asked you to do, don’t be afraid to ask him or her to repeat the instruction.

10. Keep your eyes on the road

Whatever you do, don’t look at the examiner during the test or try to look at their notes and work out how well you’re doing.

Keep your eyes on the road, making full use of your mirrors and concentrate on what’s going on around you.

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At the driving skool.com, our Driving Instructors are extremely passionate about making your learning experience fun & exciting, teaching one-to-one driving skills in our dual control vehicles.We offer flexible lesson plans and a programme developed to fit around your lifestyle in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere teaching you safe driving for life

West Wickham Driving Test Centre

56 Glebe Way
West Wickham
Kent
BR4 0RL

Telephone:  0300 200 1122

Driving Test Centre.

No candidate parking but there is plenty of parking space in Rose Walk, the road next to West Wickham

Unisex Toilets available.  (When working!)

The West Wickham Driving Test Centre has reasonably good test centre pass rates compared to some other test centres located in or near London

The driving test routes are still challenging and will feature fast paced traffic with difficult road systems.

The Examiner will ask you two of the show me, tell me Questions

You will be asked to do either, the turn in the road, Parallel park or the Left reverse. They will not test for the bay park as they do not have the facilities to complete this exercise.  There is approx a 1 in 3 chance you may also be asked to do the Emergency stop

These areas can often be narrow roads with parked cars so are used to assess passing distances and meeting oncoming vehicles.

The duration of the driving test from West Wickham Driving Test Centre is to take around 30 – 40 minutes. Approximately 10 minutes of this time is reserved for independent driving. Expect many challenging roundabouts from multi lane to mini. Challenging junctions often being closed or busy and crossroads.

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