Behind the wheel
Everday observations and comments from Darlington based driving instructor John Nicholson on everything and anything 'driving'!
EVERY second counts when it comes to taking your driving test as it is said the time of day can be the difference between passing or failing. A study of pass rates says diferent.
I read this article on The Sun’s website discussing ‘When is the best time to take your driving test’, statistics shown tell us that the best time to take your driving test is between 7pm and 9pm, as learners taking their test at this time are around 15% more likely to pass than at other times during the day. Tests taken between 11am and 1pm experience the highest fail rates, with other times of the day varying only slightly around a 50% pass rate.
So should you book your driving test between 7pm and 9pm?
The only disadvantage to booking this time slot is that it will cost you £75 compared to a standard daytime rate of £62, which isn’t a huge difference in price, especially when it might help you save against the cost of a second test.
Ideally I want to be able to prepare my students to be able to take their driving test at any time of the day, however being tested, can add additional pressure to normally well prepared drivers, so maybe we should look at why tests taken between 7pm and 9pm are experiencing higher pass rates? It’s thought that it’s most likely to be because roads are quieter at this time of the day and those people still driving are in less of a rush.
Research about success rates in other types of tests shows high success rates for tests taken in the morning, because cognitive function is higher in the morning. This is reflected in the fact that driving tests taken in the morning also experience higher pass rate, although the impact of rush hour on the 7am-9am time slot leaves 9am-11am the second best time to take your test with passes reaching 52%.
– are most likely to pass, according to the data from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
Driving test cancellations will always occur so never think you are in the dark waiting ages for a driving test. A driving test cancellation for Darlington test centre is quite a common practice, in fact this week alone I have had two pupils which have been offered a Driving test cancellations in Darlington test centre and saved a 6 week waiting time just by simply using the free trial for cancellation checker. Driving test cancellations can occur for a number of factors, whether that be from a personal reasons, or even your instructor could advise you to cancel your test and change it to a later date if he/she feels you are still not up to scratch as the date for your test comes closer and closer.
Just follow these instructions to use the Driving test cancellation checker.
- Book your test as normal first (you need a test booked to use this tool)
- Register with the cancellation checker (Click here)
- Wait for a text to come through
- Accept the appointment
- Turn up for test and pass
- Job done
Driving test cancellations can occur for a number of factors, whether that be from a personal reasons, or even your instructor could advise you to cancel your test and change it to a later date if he/she feels you are still not up to scratch as the date for your test comes closer and closer.
Cancellation checker has many benefits including
- 7 Day Free Trial
- Updates every 10 minutes
- Texts you as soon as an available slot become available
Driving test cancellations for Darlington test centre makes failing not such a negative thing because, even if you have failed your test recently then at least look on the bright side as in if you nearly passed then waiting time can be cut by using the cancellation checker and getting straight back in for test. You can also look at it like this, whatever you did fail on you can squeeze a couple more lessons to tidy up what you failed a little more and give you more of a chance in passing your test 2nd attempt, which you will be able to talk through it with your driving instructor and see what he/she believes or feels you could improve on or at least practice a bit more before your new test date is either set or is upcoming.
The average waiting time for Darlington test centre is around 6-7 weeks at the minute but that can be reduced by clicking here if you would like to snatch a driving test cancellation for Darlington test centre. Whatever you choose to do I would like to wish you good luck on your test whether it is your first attempt or 4th attempt and remember to just relax on the day and show your examiner what your instructor has taught you.
Theory test revision is essential when going in for your driving theory test. Here I am going to give you my professional opinion on the best books for theory test which you can purchase to give yourself the best chance of passing. As an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) I see many students week in, week out telling me about how great the app is and my answer is always the same. Yes the App is okay to an extent but does not cover all the questions. The books I recommend are all the official DVSA books covering every possible question on theory test.
The students who who do not listen are the ones who normally fail then, you have guessed it, they come back to me after wasting their money on their first attempt and ask me where to get the books from then have to wait another few weeks for the next available test which is why I have done this article. Where ever you are in the UK I am here to help just click the links for each book which I talk about and it will take you straight to the theory test book on Amazon so if you are not registered, get registered as it’s the cheapest place for the books I recommend
So here are the 3 best books for theory test revision
Driving The Essential Skills
Perfect for all the rules of the road. This book is also beneficial for your practical driving and will cut the hours needed sat in the car with an instructor. If read properly it will give you a wealth of knowledge on the roads.
Know your signs
The little green book I call it. If you want to learn all your signs then this is the one for you. Not only does it cover the most common signs seen on the uk roads but it covers each and every road sign on the UK roads.
The Highway code
This is the little handbook which covers everything including signs, roads, pedestrian,cyclists and general rules of the roads.
With these 3 books which are the best books for theory test will cost around £11.00 so just click on the links above or click here to buy one or all of them now. You can also buy the theory test kit which includes hazard perception materials too.
Remember you will save money and time by just putting that little extra effort and sticking on on your revision. Fail once then you have to go through it all again but for anyone wanting to take driving serious then these are the books for you. To learn more about what Dvd’s I recommend for the hazard perception then just click here and it will take you direct to required page.
Ok so I am John, an Approved DVSA Driving Instructor. I have decided to write this article to help the current situation for driving test waiting lists. This is suitable for anyone in the UK. Here I am going to answer how to check for driving test cancellations.
Ok, you have come to the right place! Cancellation Checker is the perfect place, just click the link and you can register for free. As you may know there is a very long waiting list for tests right now and the big question is how to check for driving test cancellations? No more need to ask that question!
Cancellation Checker has currently got a free trial on at the moment giving you enough chance to get your test booked during your free trial giving you a quicker date for your test by passing that dreaded waiting time of weeks up on weeks for you practical driving test.
Here are some of the benefits of registering today.
- Free trial available
- Text updates for new slots
- Updates every 10 minutes
- Unlimited use
As you have read already this is the most up to date practical driving test cancellation list system available on the market right now so this is the one I personally recommend if you want to get that test booked in as soon as you possibly can to avoid the waiting list. This is not just suitable for people who have failed their test but also people who are test ready. Why pay money out each week to an instructor when you don’t need to if you can get an earlier test? Just click the link above and register to avoid having to ask how to ask for driving test cancellations ever again.