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1. I will not pass my test the FIRST TIME.
FALSE. If you get proper training and you take the time to prepare well, it is more than possible to pass your test the first time. We will help you from point A-Z.
2. Using a Driving School is very expensive.
FALSE. If you choose the wrong driving school that don`t care about helping you, they will cost you money. But if you choose to do enough research and choose the best possible Driving School, they will in fact safe you a lot of money because they focus on MAXIMUM effort in the LEAST amount of TIME. Most Driving Schools charge according to time.
3. I will not pass my test unless I “bribe” a Test Examiner.
FALSE. We at TOPONE Driving School do not involve ourselves with any criminal activity including “buying and selling” of Drivers Licenses. We are extremely proud of the fact that that we have been able to help 1000`s of student over the years to get their Drivers License legally. We also stay away from Testing Centres, examiners and driving schools that are involved in bribery. Once again, If you get the right training, you can pass your test without having to “bribe” anyone.
Computer vs Written Learners License Test
In 2012 the Department of Transport implemented a New Computerized Learners License test with the purpose to combat any fraud and corruption in the old system at driver’s license testing stations and driving schools. Some testing stations are on the computerized system and there are still a few that does the old written learners test. The biggest difference between the old and the new system is that the old Learners License test is a theoretical pen and paper test. With the old written test there are fewer questions to study. (+- 200 questions in total) This makes the study time shorter and the test easier to pass. With the New Computerized test there are more or less 1800 possible variations of questions on a rotating loop system. Studying can be a bit more challenging. You will need to have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the road rules, signs and vehicle controls in order to pass the test. Both these test will have a total of 68 questions. The first 4 questions will be examples. (2 rules and 2 signs) After that you will have 64 questions to answer of witch 28 will be rules of the road, 28 signs of the road and 8 vehicle controls. In order to pass the test you will need at least 23/28 on the road rules, 22/28 on the road signs and 6/8 on the vehicle controls. Happy Studying.
IMPORTANCE OF YOUR FIRST DRIVING LESSON
Most of us can remember the very first time we got behind the wheel. The experience we had could be good or bad and most of the time we started driving at home where a spouse or family member was willing to help us get the process started. This has its benefits but with me and so many others I now train it can take longer to get the hang of the whole driving experience doing it this way. Especially if you don’t get the right information or don’t understand how the vehicle and its controls actually work. There are so many students now driving who still don’t understand how each control affect their driving and vehicle control, ultimately impacting their safety because of habits they have adapted from the very first driving lessons. These habits can last throughout their driving career and can at one or other stage lead to an accident. The first thing we usually learn is how to move off without stalling or jerking the vehicle but again it is so important that you understand how each control impact the movement of your vehicle. ‘’Another example’’ You are traveling on a straight road and are about to approach a turn. You are in third gear and the first thing you need to do is slow down to an appropriate speed. Once your speed is down you need to select a lower gear (example: second gear). It is important then to release the clutch pedal before you move into the turn. This will prevent your vehicle from coasting giving you more traction on the wheels ultimately giving you more control over your vehicle. And so there are many factors that can have a big effect on your driving ability. Try at least for your very first driving lesson to get someone that is capable to assist you with this process so that you will have a good foundation to start from. Your progress will be much quicker than you might think. This will also benefit you as you prepare for your drivers license test. DRIVE SAFE!
What does it mean to ‘’Roll’’ on my Driver’s License test?
Most students that fail their Driver’s License test is because they were marked on a “Roll’’ action. A ‘’Roll’’ means that your vehicle moved in the opposite direction of what the gear was selected. So this means that if you select the first gear your vehicle needs to move forward and if you select the reverse gear your vehicle needs to move backwards. If your vehicle moves in the opposite direction you will be marked on a ‘’Roll’’ and therefore fail your test immediately. This action can be marked during your drivers license Yard or Road test. The only way to prevent your vehicle from rolling is to have proper clutch control. Be sure to practice this as much as possible and use a vehicle that you are most comfortable with for your driving lessons and drivers license test. Your driving school should give you one vehicle for doing your driving lessons and the same vehicle for doing your drivers license test. Also note that Testing Stations tracks differ and you might get some that are on a slope making it easier to ‘’Roll’’. Your driving Instructor should be able to prepare you for this and give you advice regarding different Testing Stations.
Vehicle Pre-Trip Inspection
The very first thing you will need to do on the day of your Driver’s License Test is a Pre-Trip Inspection on your vehicle. Here are a few tips to help you and get full points. Pre-Trip Inspection exterior There are no obstructions or leakages under the vehicle. (Mention on approach of vehicle starting on the driver side moving in an anti-clockwise direction) The right side mirror is clean and secure. The windscreen is clean, has no damage and the wipers are not worn. The right front tire tread, sidewall and pressure is correct. The valve cap is on and there are no oil or grease leaks. The lenses and reflectors are clean, secure and undamaged. The bonnet, grill, bumper and number plate is clean and secure. The oil water and brake fluid levels are correct and the fan belt is in good working condition. The left side wheel has been checked as on the right front. The license disc is valid. The left side mirror has been checked as on the right. The left side doors, window winders and seatbelts operate correctly and is in good working condition. The left rear wheel has been checked as the right front. The fuel cap is secure and locked. The rear window, lenses and reflectors has been checked as the front. The number plate, bumper and exhaust is secure and in good condition. The spare wheel, jack and wheel spanner has been checked. The right rear wheel has been checked as on the right front. The right side doors, window winders and seatbelts have been checked as on the left. Pre-Trip Inspection interior Turn the key to the on position. The examiner will ask you to get into the vehicle and check the operation of the following: Front and rear lights, indicators, wipers and signalling the horn. Ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy before going for your test. The doors are closed. The park brake is on. (The park brake must not make a ratchet sound) The gear is in neutral. There are no obstructions. The seat is adjusted for the correct driving position. (Depress the clutch completely using your left foot only – also to ensure that your seat is adjusted correctly) The mirrors are adjusted for maximum rear view vision. (Adjust only whilst vehicle is stationary)
TOP 10 Tips To Pass Your Driver’s License Test
Here are a few tips to consider when you are in the process of doing your drivers licence test. Practice your clutch control properly and ensure that you have good control on your vehicle. This is the number one reason most students fail their driver’s license test. Preparation is key to any success. The more you know about the test the better prepared you will be and ultimately increase your chance to pass. Make sure that you understand what is expected and what you’re allowed and not allowed to do. What will result in an immediate fail and where you will lose points. Practice the Yard Test. The Yard Test consists of Ally Docking, Parallel Parking, Turn in Road and Incline move off. Be sure to put in the time and practice the parking until you are completely confident. Practice the test routes. Knowing where you will be driving and what the traffic flow is like will only benefit you. It can be nerve wrecking driving in an area that you’re unfamiliar with and not knowing what to expect around the next turn. If it happens that you make a mistake during your test, don’t dwell on it but listen to the Examiner and keep focus on the task at hand. Get a driving lesson from a driving school. This will help as you will get confirmation from a qualified Instructor that what you are doing is right and tips on what you need to work on. Ask as many questions as possible during your training and make notes if needed. Doing a mock test with your driving Instructor will give you some insight as to the type of instructions you will receive from the Examiner. This will also give you an idea how the test is laid out and in what sequence you will be doing the test. Use the same vehicle for your test that you practised with. You don’t want to get into a vehicle that you’re not familiar with. Controls can feel different from each vehicle and you need to ensure that you are confident with the vehicle you use. Book your test once you feel confident behind the wheel. No need of a test date if your’e still not sure about your driving ability. Report to the Testing Station 30 minutes before your test time. Try not to get there to early and then have to wait. Waiting to do a test can make you nervous.