Lundi 9 avril 1 09 /04 /Avr 13:30

Many learners fail in their driving test because they get nervous and stressed out on their test day. Nearly everyone gets nervous about taking their driving test, no matter how well prepared they are. It has been observed that people who are usually cool and calm, they also get worried as the day of their driving theory online test day gets nearer and their nervousness gets worse.

 

The online theory test is made up of two parts; the multiple choice part and the hazard perception part. If you pass one part and fail the other you'll fail the whole online test, and you'll need to take both parts again. Once you have passed the online theory test you can then apply to take your practical driving test.

 

How to prepare for UK DSA hazard perception test -

 

Hazard perception test is not difficult at all, most of the learner drivers fail in this part of the test only because they do not understand the examination process.

 

So make sure you understand how would be tested in this part of the test.


People get nervous about taking their test because:

  • Pressure from friends/family
  • Fear of failure
  • Self-doubts and lack of confidence in your driving
  • Lack of preparation
  • Previous test failure(s)

Things to remember while appearing for the test :

  • Practice and practice and practice - The main reason of failure in a test is lack of preparation and practice. So don't rush into taking your driving test unless and until you're properly prepared and confident about your preparation.
  • Before appearing for the test at least once have a mock driving test with your driving instructor.
  • Avoid listening to 'failure stories'. This would make you more nervous. Just focus on your performance.
  • Think positive about your driving test. Thinking can build an actual difference to overcoming driving test nerves
  • It's ok if you make mistake - Your mistake could be minor driving fault, wont necessary fail you in test. If you make a mistake, keep calm and focus on your driving.
  • Believe in yourself - Be confident in your own abilities.
  • Don't panic - Say to yourself in your head 'I CAN do this test'.
  • Don't take medicines to calm your nerves.
  • One day before your test get a good rest.
  • Don't drink too much coffee, tea and fizzy drinks; the caffeine will 'hype' you and make your thinking less clear.
  • Taking test in the early morning will give you less time to worry about it.
  • Do not spread the news - Don't tell your friends and other people that you've booked your driving test. This will build the extra stress of trying to live up to your friends and others expectations. Letting your parents know will do as they will give you all the support you want.
  • Revise in mind - Perform coordinated tasks by imagining doing them, by practicing in your head.
  • Perspective - Overall, remember that although exams are important, they are not the be all and end all. You can always re-take the test.

Be a safe and responsible driver.

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Mercredi 28 mars 3 28 /03 /Mars 13:21

Before appearing for motorbike theory test or car theory test then you should be the holder of a valid provisional licence. Passing a driving theory test is very important because then only you can appear for the further test i.e. driving practical test, hazard perception, mock theory test, independent driving test and pass plus. Passing a driving theory test is important and it's a base of all tests.

If you appear or take all driving test then you will have a better understanding of highway codes, motorbike driving test, road maps, you will learn new skills and techniques, improve anticipation and alertness, learn how to reduce the danger of accidents and uphold a civil attitude on the road and also assist to build up existing skills.

There are various ways through which you can book your self for driving theory test. They are as follows -

  • Online booking
  • Booking by post
  • Booking driving test over phone

Theory test booking online:

If you want to apply for driving Theory test booking online you will have to provide -

  • A valid UK driving licence
  • A valid debit or credit card for payment (Visa, MasterCard, Delta, Visa Electron, Switch/Maestro and Solo cards are accepted)

booking theory test by post:

An application form has to be submitted if you desire to book your theory test by post. Application forms are offered online or on appeal from the DSA theory test booking line. Application forms for the theory test will be sent to the address which is mentioned in the form i.e.

Driver and Vehicle Agency,
Booking Department,
PO Box 381,
Manchester, M50 3UW
Payment can be made either by cheque or by postal order as cash payments are not accepted.

booking driving test over phone:

You can apply for a theory test telephonically also by using the numbers mentioned below, from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm except on Bank Holidays

Booking theory test line - 0870 0101 372
Welsh language booking line - 0870 0100 372
Minicom booking line - 0870 0106 372
Fax booking line - 0870 0104 372

Following documents are required if you are applying for a theory test on phone -

  • A valid UK driving licence
  • A valid debit or credit card for payment (Visa, MasterCard, Delta, Visa Electron, Switch/Maestro and Solo cards are accepted)

Booking cancellation/rescheduling process:

Candidate can cancel or reschedule his or her driving test through telephone. Via booking line telephonically or one can cancel or reschedule it through online.

You can provide DSA three clear working days notice then you may:

  • Move or change your appointment
  • Cancel your appointment
  • Have a full refund of test fee
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Jeudi 1 mars 4 01 /03 /Mars 07:13

DSA used to publish all theory test questions and answers till December 2011. So learner drivers knew exactly what will be asked in exam. They used to memorized Driving theory test questions and answers unknowingly. To avoid this Driving Standard Authority made changes in the driving test pattern.

And now the theory test exam questions are not phrased exactly like revision test material. The motive behind the progress is to prevent learner from simply memorizing theory test questions and answers.

With these changes in driving theory test learner will gain a better knowledge and will be better prepared for driving on the road.

Since the new pattern came in practice theory test, many learner drivers started worrying - whether the new pattern would be difficult. We feel that the exam would be easier with the new pattern as learner driver would be more alert while preparing for the test.

Preparation with better knowledge and understanding improves road sense, and so it is very useful while actually driving/riding on the road.

We are curious to know how these changes affect the test nationwide pass-rate. Pass percentage before these changes were made live is at 63%.

Driving theory test pass rates are as follows:-

Nationwide Pass Rates:

Cars: 62.9%
Motorcycle: 55.9%
LGV: 88.4%
PCV: 87.8%

Whereas driving practical test pass rates are as follows-

Nationwide Pass Rates:

Car: 45.65%
Bike: 64.15%
LGV: 48.39%
PCV: 45.94%

The official statistics for the 2011/12 period are expected in July of this year. That statistics would show how the candidates have been affected by the new changes.

Have you appeared for your exam after Jan 23rd? We would like to know your experience. Just in case if attempted the test before 23rd Jan and made a re-attempt after 23rd Jan, how what was your experience?

Share your experiences with us; just send us an email to info@theory-test.co.uk

Visit www.theory-test.co.uk for the preparation of DSA driving test exam and Solve unlimited multiple choice questions with interactive hazard perception clips.

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Vendredi 24 février 5 24 /02 /Fév 11:25

According to government documents, over 10,000 people of various nationalities have cleared driving test in Britain without having a basic knowledge of English.

According to Daily Express documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act showed that the 10,330 learner drivers passed the test with interpreters sitting in the back seat relaying instructions in their local language.

There are number of facilities provided by Driving Standards Agency (DSA) to the people who don't understand English language. Foreign drivers are not capable of reading instructions on road signs written in English. The DSA has provided special facilities for those people, who are unable to understand English. All these facilities need to be requested at the time of booking your theory test. There are theory test practice study material available that can help to clear driving test.

Ministers are also worried about the safety implications of providing driving license to number of people who do not speak English and cannot read road signs.

Transport minister Mike Penning said: "I find it incredible that Labour thought it was a good idea to let people without Basic English loose on our roads. Road safety should be our priority, not political correctness".

"Instead of spending taxpayers' money on costly translation services and interpreters we want to explore whether that money would be better spent on actually helping people to learn enough English to be able to drive safely".

Driving Standards Agency said: "We are review the level of foreign language support currently provided for drivers. Any changes to the current measures would be subject to a full public meeting".

The Driving Standards Agency website tells drivers that it is their responsibility to arrange an interpreter, who must be at least 16, and pay for the service.
The rules currently allow the theory test to be sat in 21 foreign languages. People are also permitted to attend the practical test with a translator.

If your first language is not English, or you can not read or understand written English well, you can request a voiceover in one of 21 languages(Albanian, Gujarati, Hindi, Arabic, Bengali, Punjabi, Pushto, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu, Cantonese, Dari, English, Farsi, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Mirpuri, Polish, Portuguese, Welsh). A voiceover allows you to hear the theory test instructions and questions through headphones. The questions will automatically be read out to you, you can hear the answer options by touching the text on the screen. You can hear the questions as many times as you like, you simply need to touch the text of the question onscreen again.

It is cleared from the recent survey conducted by DSA people who don't have basic knowledge of English still book theory test and pass the driving theory test in UK. There might be a possibility that DSA will allow English as a compulsory language in future.

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