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Tips for ‘Driving Test’ Applicants

Abstract

As you can see using Harry’s driving school car can be a piece of mind for many test applicants. Harry’s car is in accordance with all requirements (for a test car) mentioned in p.33 of ‘A Guide to the Driving Test’. In addition, when doing your test Harry accompanies you during most stages of your test. Even he will get you back to your address after you finish your test.

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Tips for ‘Driving Test’ Applicants
Before the test; Any learners aged between sixteen years old and twenty-four years old should consider three main requirements to become eligible going for a driving test.
  1. They should complete total 120 hrs (at least 100 hrs day and 20hrs night) driving practice in their logbook.
  2. They should wait one year after the date in which their learner licence was issued.
  3. They must pass a computer HPT; i.e. Hazard Perception Test, in any RMS branch.
First and second requirements are not applicable for learners aged twenty-five years old or older. But this last group still need to pass HPT to become eligible to book their driving test.
After these requirements are fulfilled, then they can book their driving test either:
  • in person in any RMS branch, or
  • by making a phone call and asking RMS staff to book the test for them, or
  • they can book the test on-line using RMS website booking system.
Before booking your driving test, it is a good idea to think and decide about two items:
  1. In which RMS you wish to do your test? and,
  2. In which car you choose to do your test? (all applicants should provide their own car for the test).
It is also very useful if you obtain a latest edition of ‘A Guide to the Driving Test’ (‘AGTDT’) published by RMS. This guide explains what you need to do before taking a test, what you will be tested on, and what happens afterwards.

On the day of your driving test

When you go to the testing centre for the driving test, you must have a person with you who has a full driver licence. If you fail the test you cannot drive away on your own and will need a licenced driver to be with you.  Plan to arrive at the RMS (testing centre) in good time for your appointment and submit all the required documents to the person at the counter. During driving test, you and testing officer are only persons sitting inside the car.
Remember to ask any questions before you start. The testing officer cannot tell you how to drive or coach you during the test as it is an assessment of your ability to drive on your own. Your car must be suitable for safe use and ready to drive. Before the test starts, the testing officer will check to make sure that your car is suitable for safe use. See the checklist in Section 5 of ‘AGTDT’; p.33.
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Try to relax

You will not be expected to drive as skilfully as an experienced driver. Remember you can try again if you fail. However, you must wait a minimum of seven days before you may reattempt the driving test. after the test, the testing officer will review your performance if you wish. Testing officers will provide general comments rather than discuss specific situations or events. If you fail, you will receive a driving test record that shows the areas where you need to improve.
As you can see using Harry’s driving school car can be a piece of mind for many test applicants. Harry’s car is in accordance with all requirements (for a test car) mentioned in p.33 of ‘AGTDT’. In addition, when doing your test Harry accompanies you during most stages of your test. Even he will get you back to your address after you finish your test.

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