10 signs you’re not quite ready for your driving test

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If you’re learning to drive, you’re probably thinking quite a lot about your ‘big day’. The day you hope to pass your driving test and claim your freedom will be the stuff that dreams are made of, or will it? The thing is, not everyone passes their driving test on the first go, so you want to make sure you’re going to do it properly, right? Here’s 10 signs that you’re not quite ready to take your driving test just yet.

#1. You haven’t left the car park yet

Your driving instructor will know a thing or two about driving, and if they haven’t let you out of an empty car park yet, there’s probably still a little bit of work to be done. Don’t beat yourself up about it – we all had to start somewhere!

car park

#2. Your dad refuses to sit in the car with you

Driving lessons with your parents can be stressful, but if your dad is point blank refusing to sit in the passenger seat with you, it might be more than just ‘my child is driving’ jitters.

#3. You still wipe your windscreen instead of indicating

We get it – working out what all the funny nobs and buttons do can be a bit of a struggle, but if you’re still giving your windscreen a good wipe instead of indicating, it’s not time to book your driving test just yet.

wipe windscreen

#4. You think ‘independent driving’ is listening to your Destiny’s Child CD

As much as we’d love to say that this is part of the driving test, independent driving has absolutely nothing to do with Beyonce.

#5. You still feel like crying every time you see another car

Don’t worry, other cars are supposed to be on the road at the same time as you. If you still can’t cope with this fact, now’s not the time to be taking a driving test.

#6. You do a good kangaroo impression in the car

If you’re still struggling to find the right balance between stalling and pulling away smoothly, you’re probably still in the ‘kangaroo’ stage. This is not a great stage, but don’t worry, it doesn’t last long.

kangaroos cars

#7. Your turn in the road is more like a 12 point turn

Manoeuvres can be the trickiest bit of learning to drive, but once you’ve got the hang of them you’ll wonder what all the fuss was about.

#8. You still find yourself saying ‘oh I didn’t know I was braking’

You weren’t, that’s called dual controls.

#9. Roundabouts are the most confusing things you’ve ever seen

If you can’t handle anything with more than one lane, you’re not quite done with your driving lessons yet.


#10. You think the MSPSL routine is a bit like YOLO

It’s not, and it involves a lot more mirrors and concentration.

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