Are you itching to learn how to drive? For all the newly turned seventeen-year-olds, there is no better feeling than cruising the roads without your instructor or your parents. Being able to drive gives you a sense of freedom and independence that you cannot replicate. All of a sudden, there is a whole host of new opportunities available for you to explore. But, before you get too ahead of yourself, there are a few things you need to take care of first. Here’s what you need to do to pass your driving test.

A Provisional

Without a provisional licence, you cannot get in a car. Well, you can get in a car but you can’t get behind the wheel! Even if you have a qualified instructor who is willing to take you, it is illegal. You should never attempt to drive a car without the proper licences and certifications because you could end up in jail. Apply for it when you turn seventeen and you can start looking for an instructor as soon as possible. Also, without your provisional licence you cannot take the practical test just in case you thought there might have been a way through the back door!

Quality Driving Instructor

Driving instructors in the UK are ten a penny. But, quality driving instructors are hard to find. Because you are inexperienced, you need someone who is patient and who is a good teacher. There is nothing worse than the anti-climax of spending all afternoon not driving, or the monotony of doing the same routine over and over. Your instructor will have a massive effect on your test because they should prepare you properly and only send you for your test when you are ready.

A Theory Test Certificate

When you think you are ready for your practical test, you need to book your theory test. The UK theory test is a mandatory requirement for any persons who want to take the UK practical driving test. Without the certificate to say you have passed, your instructor will not put you forward for the final test. And, even if they do, the test centre will reject you when you fail to show the necessary documents.

A Can-Do Attitude

A high number of people fail their test the first time around because of nerves. It is almost like most drivers expect to fail, and their mental attitude reflects the fact. Let me tell you now – if you think you are going to fail, you will almost certainly fail. Never put yourself and always have faith that you are a capable driver.

A Coping Mechanism

Still, the nerves are intense on the day of the test. For some people, they are unbearable, which is why they need to learn how to cope. A simple breakfast is enough because it helps increase your concentration and focus. Whatever it is, try and find a coping mechanism for the big day.

And that’s everything you need to pass your driving test in the UK. Good luck!