How do you prove to the examiner that you’re a safe driver?

Continuing from the previous blog, examiners look for only two things on a driving test.

One is your ability to have at least some basic car controls skills.

And the other is understanding the dangers around you.

When you think about it, everything we do in driving all comes down to avoiding putting yourself and others at risk.

So How Do You Keep Safe?

There are 3 things you must do to be considered a safe driver.

1)… Looking very carefully at junctions

2)…. Giving yourself enough time to think about the next thing you need to do

3)… Making it easier for other road user to predict your actions.

Making Effective Observations At Junctions.

This is particularly important when you’re approaching give way lines and roundabouts.  Don’t rush.  If you’re not sure, take a second look.  Or even a third look.

Giving Yourself Enough to Think About Your Next Action. 

For example – if you have been given given instructions to turn right at a junction, you must check your mirrors in good time and plan what lane to be in.

And if you have not understood the instructions make sure that you ask to understand what you need to do…before you reach the junction

Being predictable with your actions.

As a driver it is important for other road users to understand what it is you’re trying to do.  So you must be predictable.

You must not catch them by surprise because they also need to plan what to do next.

For example, if you’re planning to slow down on approach to a sharp bend, you must do it earlier.

Why?  Because cars behind you will see your brake lights which will alert them to start slowing down.

And you must remember that when they slow down in good time, they’re also helping cars behind them to slow down in good time.


Those 3 things will make you a safe driver.

So as you drive on your test, the examiner will be thinking about 3 things.

Is she looking very carefully at junctions?

Is she giving herself enough time to think about what she is about to do?

Is she making it easy for everyone to understand what she is about to do?

And guess what?

If no one know what you’re about to do, they’ll panic and make mistakes.

Hope this helps.

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