Computer vs Written Learners License Test

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…

IMPORTANCE OF YOUR FIRST DRIVING LESSON

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…

What does it mean to ‘’Roll’’ on my Driver’s License test?

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…

Vehicle Pre-Trip Inspection

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…

TOP 10 Tips To Pass Your Driver’s License Test

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…

Automatic Vehicle vs Manual Vehicle for the Drivers Licence Test

Automatic Vehicle vs Manual Vehicle for the Drivers Licence Test

Automatic Vehicle vs Manual Vehicle for the Drivers Licence Test Finally the time has come for you to start your practical driver training and you have the tough decision of having to choose between an automatic car or a manual car for your driver’s license test. How do you possible make a decision? Both has their perks for sure, so this is what you need to consider. The very first time you get behind the wheel, a few things will certainly happen. You might have difficulty move off, keeping clutch control or even stopping successfully with a manual vehicle. Your nerves might be shot and you could freak out a…

The difference between Code 8 and Code 10

The difference between Code 8 and Code 10

We receive many calls each week from clients who have passed their Code 10 drivers licence. They request extra training on the Code 8 light motor vehicles though. Training and test requirements for the Code 10 drivers licence are not as intense as with the Code 08 drivers licence, making it easier to pass your drivers licence. This means that if you pass the Code 10 drivers licence you are also allowed to drive any code 8 light motor vehicle. Most students applying for the Code 10 drivers licence, do so in order to get a drivers licence and then gain experience on the code 8 light motor vehicles at a…

Test Date Bookings and SCAM Artists. You have to be alert!

Test Date Bookings and SCAM Artists. You have to be alert!

Test Date Bookings and SCAM Artists. You have to be alert! We received a call from a client regarding a Drivers License Test Date Booking. She wanted to know particularly if we can assist her with arranging the booking without her being present at the Testing Centre in other word we arrange the booking on her behalf. We informed her that unfortunately the system doesn`t allow us to make Test Date Bookings on a client’s behalf as the client has to conduct an eye test at the centre. She went on to explain that she already paid R850 to someone else from a local Pretoria driving school to assist her…

Top 5 reasons why most students fail their Drivers License test

Top 5 reasons why most students fail their Drivers License test

Top 5 reasons why most students fail their Drivers License test Whether you are about to start your Drivers License journey, or you have already started, there is a fair amount of uncertainty as to what to expect and this can make you nervous. You could have had a few driving lessons but you still lack confident in your own ability. You might have heard your friends say that you will fail your Drivers License on the first attempt. This is completely false. There are a few main areas you can focus on to avoid this embarrassment. The most common reason for failing a Drivers License test is a “roll’’ action…

Importance of a Driving Assessment

Importance of a Driving Assessment

Importance of a Driving Assessment Driving is a learned skill. All students have different driving skills and capabilities by the time they reach the age whereby they are ready for their Driver’s Licence. A Driving Assessment is a process whereby a Driving Instructor evaluates your driving skills, parking techniques, situational awareness and over all competency. The Instructor will be able to determine if the student is in fact a beginner driver, a intermediate driver or a advance driver. Here are the differences between the three: Beginner Driver: This is someone who still needs to learn the basics, the vehicle controls. They often have to practice clutch control, stopping, steering etc.…