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Learning to drive during lockdown

The Coronavirus lockdown might have put the brakes on (see what we did there!) getting out and about for a few months but don’t worry, you can use this time to get ready for your driving test from the comfort of your…

Heledd Jones
by Heledd Jones

The Coronavirus lockdown might have put the brakes on (see what we did there!) getting out and about for a few months but don’t worry, you can use this time to get ready for your driving test from the comfort of your home…

Learn who’s got the right of way

One of the basic things you need to know when driving can also be one of the most confusing – who has the right of way in different situations like junctions? To help you out we’ve come up with a right of way game to test your skills – seeing as you’re probably stuck at home with your parents why not see how they do against you?! Loser makes dinner!

Download a theory test app

You can use this time to get loads of theory practise in, there’s so many websites and apps out there to choose from so we’ve checked them out for you and narrowed them down to the top 5 theory apps.

Read up on manoeuvres

Is there a particular driving skill you need to build up your confidence on? If you read enough about it, it might start to sink in and help you when you’re back on the road. For example:

Get to know your car

You might not be able to go anywhere in a car, but you could use this time to get to know the ins and outs of a car. If you have access to an immediate family member’s car outside your home, ask them if you can use it to check for things like checking oil and tyre depth which form part of the ‘show me, tell me’ part of the driving test. Maybe get your mum or dad to test you on those questions?

Coping with anxiety

If you suffer from anxiety, it might have gone through the roof due to Coronavirus. We spoke to a couple of learner drivers about how they found learning to drive with anxiety and what tips they could share with other learner drivers.

We hope these are useful for you, keep swotting up and before you know it you’ll be back behind the wheel!

Heledd Jones
Heledd Jones

I passed my driving test about 15 years ago. I drive to my local train station daily, at weekends I'm mostly driving to children's parties and softplay centres!

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