Driver Hub  Driving test  Real life test stories   Bobby passed his driving test
Young driver posing in front of computer with passed sign on screen
Bobby Hopkinson profile

Bobby Hopkinson

December 21, 2016

Driving test Young driver stories 2 min read

My latest driving update is that I have jumped the first hurdle (and not fallen flat on my face!) and actually passed my theory test! No big deal I hear you say – for me it was, I failed twice, missed one test and I eventually passed last week! Granted me getting the date wrong and missing one test was totally my fault – my first bit of advice would be double/triple check the DATE and TIME of your test… I did feel slightly silly when I turned up and the lady told me my test was the day before – she did say it happens a lot, but I think she felt sorry for me. I soon shrugged this off and headed back home to re-book!

My two other failed attempts were really frustrating – I was so close and I was really gutted when I was handed my results. The thing that was annoying was that I had actually revised and done loads of practice questions beforehand. I am usually not too dedicated to my homework but I genuinely put the hours in.

I found that the theory test isn’t just the Highway Code stuff – there’s also a hazard identification video section, which you play by clicking when you spot a hazard. The concept is not exactly complicated but I found the instructions confusing. I got penalised for clicking too much on one attempt but in my mind there were many hazards. Guess I am just super safe!

In hindsight I don’t have any advice which I am sure you haven’t heard before but I think talking through the Highway Code with your instructor when you’re in the car is helpful and asking them loads of questions. And just try the online practice videos, a lot! I was unlucky the first few times but in the end I got there and now I am ready to work towards my practical. I am 18 in March and I have set myself the challenge of being able to drive by then – my family don’t want me to rush it and just want me to get my license when I am ready, but it’s the examiner who gets to choose whether I am ready or not. Roll on 2017 and the year I get my independence on the road.

New Driver Insurance→

Get seamless cover before and after you pass your test on your own car!

Bobby Hopkinson profile

By Bobby Hopkinson

'My name is Bobby I am 18, I passed my text just before my 18th birthday. I am still in sixth form and enjoying the new found freedom of driving myself to my girlfriends house, the rugby club and the gym!'  See more posts by Bobby

Share this article

Angry man in car pointing
Learning to drive News Young driver stories 6 min read

Victims of road rage - Learner driver stories

Chloe Martell profile

Chloe Martell

October 17, 2019

As many of you know, we’re petitioning for change on how learner drivers are treated when they’re on the roads. Astonishingly, 90% of learner drivers have been subject to tailgating and overtaking when in their…Read more

Young girl in car
Driving advice Owning a car Young driver stories 6 min read

Kimberley's MOT misery

Kimberley Dodge profile

Kimberley Dodge

September 27, 2019

Fear. Dread. Horror. No, I’m not talking about the rush of panic when you spot a spider in your bedroom. I’m talking about the stab of fright that pierces your heart when you hear the…Read more

Interior Audi A1 steering wheel
Owning a car 7 min read

Audi A1 - Chloe's review

Chloe Martell profile

Chloe Martell

March 7, 2020

As a young driver, whilst I like to think that reading reviews about cars from petrol heads will help me when it comes to choosing my car, it really doesn’t. I want to know what…Read more