You’re itching to learn how to drive but unfortunately you have to overcome the tiensie weensie pothole of passing your learner’s permit exam. Which means you need to study and familiarise yourself with the rules of the road before you can hit said road. Hey, there are steps to everything in life, we all want to matriculate but we need to pass the eleventh grade first.
Being passionate driving instructors in the industry, we took it upon ourselves to learn what elements might cause students to fail their learner’s permit exam and enlighten you so you can hit the exam giving your best shot.
Yeah, no, cramming isn’t going to work
Just like any exam, you need to manage your study time to ensure that you cover everything in a timely fashion. You can’t use the night before the exam to cram countless rules, signs and signals. Give yourself enough time to study, at least a month or so in advance.
Students don’t test themselves often enough
Hop online and see where you can download and do practice tests to prepare for the exam. Ask a friend or a family member to quiz you at various times and instances. When riding in a car, take note of the signs around you. Ask a licenced driver to explain what they are doing and why they’re doing it.
Students don’t know what to expect
A shock many students have experienced is the fact that the test in South Africa is now conducted on computers. You need to know what to expect when entering the test, this way you’ll be much calmer.
Anxiety takes control of the wheel
No matter the kind of exam, anxiety has been at the root of many failures. The key is to prepare and stay calm. If you find it difficult to cope with the anxiety, here are a few things you can do:
Take a few deep breaths
Remember that you can take the exam again. Failing won’t mean you’ll have to redo a school year – Relax
Study with a friend or an experienced driver to set yourself at ease. There’s no need to struggle alone.
Solution to all of the above? Contact Drivio and let our experienced driving instructors help you ace your test!
Remember, you’re not studying just to pass the exam and gain your ticket to driving lessons; you are going to be using these rules throughout your life on the road.