Although the theory side of your driving test can seem daunting you have nothing to fear as long you revise thoroughly and apply common sense. Remember, the theory test isn’t designed to trick you or catch you out but to ensure that you’re safe on the roads once you pass your test. We’re giving you some of our best revision notes to help you when it comes to taking on your theory test. Have a read through these, apply them and we’re sure you’ll pass with flying colours.
Top tips for passing your theory test first time
Common sense is key
Think outside the box
If you’re travelling downhill with lorries coming uphill and there’s a parked car on the opposite side of the road the law would say that, because an obstruction is on their side, it’s your right of way and you can pass through. However, if there are lorries coming uphill then it’s safer to slow down and let them pass in case they’re unable to regain the uphill momentum should they have to let you through.
That’s just one example of how thinking outside the box is often safer than applying the rules by the book.
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Make a presentation
With that in mind, it’s a good idea to write out questions and answers and present them to a friend or family member. Present them as if you were in a meeting and you’re the expert on the rules of the road. You’ll be surprised at how much easier it is to remember the facts. It doesn’t need to be boring notes either, have some fun – make a power point! The more you enjoy it, the more you’ll remember.
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Remember your stopping distances
- The thinking distance is the distance travelled in between the driver realising that he or she needs to brake and actually braking. During this time the car carries on moving.
- The braking distance is the distance taken to stop once the brakes are applied.
It’s worth remembering that different factors can increase stopping distances;
- Tiredness, alcohol, drugs and other distractions
- Poor road conditions (icy, wet)
- Greater speed
- Car conditions such as poor brakes, bald tyres and a car full of people
Multiple choice tip
We hope that the above will help you to prepare and pass your test. You can also check out our Top 10 Tips to help you with your theory test too. We know you can do it, work hard and prepare and you’ll be just fine!
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