Reasons why students fail their learner’s permit exam


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!

Drivio’s interactive e-learning system brings theory to life. With us, you can earn your learner’s permit faster than you’ve thought possible. Have a look at our packages!

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.


8 Reasons why you should take driving lessons at Drivio

Whether you’re seventeen or twenty-seven, taking your driver’s test is somewhat intimidating, wouldn’t you agree? Learning how to drive on a real road is something like a jungle filled with cars and taxis, pedestrians and directionless doves and – who knows what else – out there. It’s scary, but hey, it doesn’t have to be if you take your driving lessons at Drivio.

For now, let’s share with you 10 reasons why you should choose Drivio.

  1. It’s Safe. Drivio driving schools make use of a state-of-the-art driving simulator which allows you to learn how to drive without actually having to drive on a real road! This form of driving lessons completely eliminates the risk of accidents.
  2. It’s Fun. Seeing as you’re safe in the little red car, there’s no need to be nervous or frightened of injuring other drivers any longer as it’s not real. Drivio really puts the fun back into learning how to drive.
  3. It’s Real. What? But you just said-? We know, and that’s the beauty of it. Our simulated driving system have been developed by top experts in the world allowing students to experience everything a real driver would without the real-time risks of taking to the road an amateur.  
  4. Personal driving instructor. Our diving instructors provide support to learners from the beginning of the learner’s test right through to escorting them to the driver’s test with thumbs up.
  5. Comprehensive e-learning system. The way learner’s tests are conducted have completely moved over to computers, thus we provide access to comprehensive learner’s licence education solely on interactive computers.
  6. Tailor made packages. Whether you are a student looking to learn how to drive, preparing to take your learner’s licence test or a professional looking to brush up on your skills, we have various packages available to suit your every requirement.
  7. You get a free shot at trying our driving simulator. Sceptical about the concept of learning how to drive inside a building? Does it even work? How does it work? Sign up for a test drive, so to speak, and allow us to transform your driving education experience forever.
  8. We have branches at various easy-to-reach places. We have branches in Hatfield (Pretoria) Moreleta, Vaal (Vanderbijlpark) and Parkmore (Sandton). Now you don’t have an excuse. Come and visit us in any of these locations for your free driving lesson. See more details here.

Don’t let fear or uncertainty, the unknown, hold you back. There’s no need to procrastinate when you have Drivio at your side. We are your very fair advantage. Have a look at our packages and contact your closest Drivio Driving School for more information.

Hatfield Branch – 081 447 9427

Moreleta Square Branch – 061 411 1003

Sandton Branch – 064 756 0847

Vaal Branch – 016 931 0633

Simulated diving lessons – The answer to learners’ struggles

For many young people getting their driver’s license can be every bit as daunting as it is exciting. Few things can beat the freedom a license can grant you. However, after the initial excitement of having passed the learner’s test, fear of the unknown sets in. What if you drive your father’s car into a wall while he’s trying to teach your or you end up with your car wrapped around a stop sign?

Allow us to set your mind at ease, young one, and introduce you to the benefits of the wonderful art that is simulated driving.

Simulated driving is much safer

Being an inexperienced driver, you needn’t be concerned about crashing into the other cars when learning to drive in simulation. While the driving lessons are designed to be every bit as real as real-life driving lessons, you won’t be injured if you accidentally forget how to change gears or how to put the car into reverse.

It’s real

Few may be skeptical at the validity of learning how to drive through simulation, however, we can assure the nay-sayers that simulated driving is every bit as challenging as the deal experience, if not more so. Students are joined on the virtual road by other motorists, learning how to keep a safe distance, switch lanes and overtake. Learners can step into a car, start it and learn the mechanics of driving in a safe and stress free environment.

It builds confidence

At the first hint of a mistake made on the real road, students tend to retreat into fear and adopt a negative mentality. Mistakes, we all make them. Learners can get comfortable behind the wheel with simulated driving and make errors without fear. Our students can therefore hit the real road with much more confidence than that of a student first learning to drive.

Students don’t put others’ lives at risk

Many parents or older siblings take up the brave job of teaching their younger family member how to drive which, due to his/her inexperience on the road, greatly increases the risk of an accident occurring. Same applies to driving instructors. Simulated driving, on the other hand, allows the learner to learn how to drive without the added pressure of having someone else’s life in his or her hands.

It is fun

For most, learning how to drive is a dreadful and nerve wracking experience. Simulated driving puts the fun back into learning how to drive. Students can take on the journey of learning how to drive with confidence and the same excitement they initially felt after having passed their learner’s exam.

Learners can pass their driver’s tests through simulated driving

Drivio boasts a near perfect pass rate, their instructors taking all students through the entire learning process right to the end with the utmost attention. Each instructor becomes a dedicated mentor and representative to each and every student that arrives at Drivio.

We offer various student packages starting from the learner’s exam through to professional driving lessons. Have a look at our packages and book your first demo session. The possibility of passing a driver’s exam has never been this real.