Hints for the Test
Revise the Rules of the Road.
Know your vehicle, know the main engine
parts and functions.
Check that you have L-plates, tax & insurance,
lights and signals working, good tyres,
brake fluid and washer.
Keep calm and don't get overconfident.
Drive positively and sensibly.
Look in your mirrors as much as you possibly can without overdoing
it. Many people fail their test due to lack of observation alone.
Remember and practice the correct sequence of actions: Mirrors,
Signal and position.
Wear comfortable shoes.
Arrive for your test in good time. Otherwise you will be flustered
and out of breath and will not perform well.
Maintain the correct speed.
Signal your intentions early.
Be aware of traffic signals, road signs and markings.
Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front. Remember: 'Only
a fool breaks the two second rule'! In dry conditions allow two
second of time between the car in front and your car. Double that
in wet weather or poor road conditions.
Maintain a high level of observation, looking in your mirrors often
and looking over your shoulder when changing lanes or, pulling out,
turning or on roundabouts.
Watch for potential hazards.
Use your car controls properly i.e. steering, brakes, clutch, gears,
Maintain the correct road position.
Maintain good progress and do not drive too slowly as this can also
be a hazard.
Use 'pull / push' steering method.