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Pass Your Driving Test First Time

You can Pass your driving test first time, and it’s easier than you might think.

How long have you been waiting to get behind a wheel?
We know exactly how you feel, waiting for the bus in the rain or having to keep asking your parents or friends to give you a lift and it can sometimes feel a million years away before you will have your own licence, but what if we told you today you can change all that by contacting Can Drive Driving School.
We already know a few things about you which is going to help us to help you to pass your driving test. We know you would like to pass your driving test first time and not just for the achievement or bragging rights to your friends, but also to save a bit of money doing so.

We estimate that it costs around £200 for every time you fail your driving test.

Driving Test PAsses with Can Drive Drving School in Mansfield and Sutton in AshfieldSo how can  you pass your driving test first time? Well it’s all in the planning, but don’t worry as your Instructor is going to take care of that part for you.
What you are going to do, is take our learning to drive syllabus which is also known as a progress report. The report charts your driving development and lets you see what you are good at and what needs improvement. For example when you try a new skill, let’s say a bay park we will mark it off on the syllabus as introduced. When you are capable of doing the bay park without the need of your instructor you are marked off as independent.

Building your confidence is a key components to passing your driving test first time as well as your preparation.  This is also important and not just for passing your test, but also for safe driving.
Once you have covered the syllabus, we then book your driving test and take you on a few mock tests. This is so that we can test you under test conditions and is your opportunity to drive independently and grow your confidence.
By fully preparing you under mock test conditions you will start to understand what the driving examiner is looking for.  Never fear, the instructors at Can Drive Driving School can teach you exactly that. So let’s get started now and you will see that it all makes sense.

On The Day of The Test

On the day of your driving test your instructor will pick you up 1 hr before your test to give you a little time to get into your driving groove and help you to relax. You will arrive at the test centre 10 minutes before your test so that you can go to the toilet and go over any last minute questions.

The examiner will come out and say your name and get you to sign a declaration. You will also need to read a number plate from 20.5 metres and the test will last around 40 minutes. You will be asked to carry out one reversing exercise, 15 minutes of independent driving and possibly the emergency stop.  While you drive the examiner will be looking for errors in your driving.
Your examiner is looking for you to be a safe and responsible driver and in complete control of the car at all times and finally aware of your surroundings.

Learn to drive and pass with Can Drive Driving School It’s quite simple really you are allowed to make little mistakes as we are human after all.  So if you do make a mistake then correct it safely. So let’s go back to bay parking again if you get it slightly wrong because you’re over the line and misjudged your turning point as long as you are safe, in control and aware of your surroundings when you correct your mistake you will still pass.

What Not To Do

However if the examiner decides you are not aware of your surroundings or cannot rectify your mistake safely by being in control this is where people fail. But because we will cover our syllabus you will be 100% prepared so this shouldn’t happen. You will know how to drive and have the confidence to correct it safely if and when required.

In conclusion to pass your driving test first time – trust your instructor. We watch you through your lessons, we know what you can do and can’t do. We will put you forward when you’re ready.
Don’t get yourself worked up and think things through logically. And together we will get you through your test.

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Scams To Watch Out For When You Learn To Drive

Scams to watch out for when you learn to drive By Can DriveWhen choosing which company to learn to drive with, you may suddenly realise there’s lots of instructors out there. You may already know if you would prefer to have either a male or female instructor, you may be looking for one that uses automatic cars rather than manual. But one of the big considerations that most students will be thinking about when choosing their instructor is the price. Some offer deals, to make them stand out in the crowd. But are these deals as good as they appear to be?

Misleading introductory offers

If you’re looking for driving lessons, I bet you’ve seen loads of offers, for instance 5 lessons for £50, 10 for £99. Sound great don’t they? But you may want to make sure you check out some of the details before you hand over your money.

The price of driving lessons - watch out for scamsDid you notice that the offer states the number of lessons and not the length of a lesson? There are some instructors who have been known to provide shortened lessons.  So rather than charging for the usual hour, the deal only includes a short 30 minute lesson. So it’s important to compare the price based on the same amount of time, which might well work out about the same as a regular lesson – so not such a great deal!

On the other hand the “5 lessons for £50” deal doesn’t actually state that it’s your first 5 lessons that are discounted. Some will discount certain lessons, for example lesson number 1, 5, 10, 15 etc. However you have to pay the full price for all the lessons in between. You may need to pay this up front and once you’ve paid you may not get a refund which isn’t good if you don’t get on with your instructor.

Trainee driving instructors

Wouldn’t you feel cheated if you were paying full price for your lessons and then discovered that your instructor wasn’t qualified? A qualified instructor will have a green ADI badge, if their badge is pink then they’re not qualified. Check out your instructor before you start, know what you’re paying for. How experienced are they? There’s nothing wrong with learning to drive with a newly qualified instructor or even one in training – but would you really expect to pay full price?

Get Driving on your First Lesson

Learn the basics first when learning to drive by Can driveDriving on your first lesson sounds great but essentially it’s not being done to help you – it’s purely a sales gimmick. A good instructor will always spend time during your first lesson chatting to you about the controls (you need to know the difference between the accelerator and the brake, or understand what you’re looking for in the mirror) and about you and your expectations. On a first lesson you may get to go for a short drive (if you’re ready) not because you’re being ripped off, but you need to learn the basics before you start on the more technical parts like reversing, and other manoeuvres.

So our advice is, if you think an offer is too good to be true, -check it out by all means.  But go into any deals, with your eyes open. At the end of the day instructors need to make their money; to maintain their car, pay for petrol, put food on their tables and a roof over their heads etc. If they’re not charging you enough, then you’ve got to ask yourself why not?

Ask questions and get the information in writing – question them about their deals – ask them what is included in the offer and what isn’t.

How can you be sure?  Check out instructor reviews on sites Yell, Google and Facebook, see what other people have said about them.  Speak to friends and ask for recommendations. 

If you happen to be looking to learn to drive in the Mansfield or Sutton in Ashfield area then ring us on 01623 362162    or contact us on via our site.

 

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