How To Pass Your Driving Test Quickly

If you have just started taking driving lessons, you are probably wondering what the fastest (and safest) way to pass your driving test is. For most people, after the initial nerves have gone, driving can be a great experience. You can go to places that were off-limits before, and enjoy the freedom that driving brings. That goes for if you have automatic lessons or manual lessons – both are enjoyable. 

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So how do you pass your driving test quickly? 


Yes, the biggest thing that you can do is have as many lessons as possible – without a big gap between them. Having a lesson every 2 days will keep the knowledge fresh in your mind, and you will quickly become comfortable in the car. You’ll also notice that, just like riding a bike, it starts to become muscle memory. 

If you have a family member that has had their driving license for 5+ years, ask them if they could sit in the car with you while you practice. You can use this opportunity to practice your parking and roundabouts. Only do this when you are confident about your control of the car, as there won’t be dual controls. 


Your instructor is there to help you, and when they spot a weakness, make sure that you take it onboard. Because so many people have sat in the passenger seat for years, they make the assumption that they already know how to drive – they just need to do it. 

The truth is, we pick up a lot of bad habits in the passenger seat, and our instructors can train us out of them, and teach us the safest way to drive. 

Understand The Tests

It is fine to study for your tests, but you can take this a step further. You can watch videos online of people taking their driving test and lessons in your local area. Often the instructor will annotate what they are doing and why. Although you should always listen to your own instructor, these can be useful to see. 

This is helpful to understand the most common reasons that people fail their driving tests too. 

You can also check exactly what the tests will require. Make sure that you are ready for your eyesight check, the ‘show me, tell me’ portion, and even learn a bit more than you have to. 


Aside from studying, you have to mentally and physically prepare. When we are nervous, our fight or flight response can kick into action. It is important that you can keep this well managed, as this will stop you making mistakes that you wouldn’t normally, or forgetting to check a mirror that you usually always check. 

Always get enough sleep before your lessons, and certainly int he days leading up to your test. To keep nerves to a minimum, you can book your test as early in the morning as possible, so you don’t need to worry about it all day. 

Take your instructor up on the offer a lesson before your practical test, this will give you some time to make the mistakes that usually happen due to nerves.