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How to Tell You’re Not Quite Ready For Your Driving Test

Do you go around roundabouts more than once? Is your mum on the edge of the passenger seat every time you drive? You might not be test-ready JUST yet…

by Eilidh

Your mum still slams on her imaginary breaks

If your mum is still clinging on to the car handle for dear life or slamming her foot down on to make-believe brakes in fear, you may need a *few* more lessons. You might want to compare her to other passengers, like your driving instructor, because it could just be that she’s an OTT backseat driver.

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Parallel parking? More like para-hell parking!

Are you able to parallel park in 3 steps like a boss yet? Or do you end up getting all flustered and confused because the car just doesn’t seem to be doing what you’re telling it to? Don’t just wing it and hope it doesn’t come up on the big day! You’re gonna need to learn how to park properly to avoid embarrassment. We’ve all seen those videos of people who take a million years to park.

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You have to make a L with your hand to follow directions

If you don’t know your lefts from rights yet, and you have to make a little L to work out which way is left, you may not be ready for your test just yet!

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Round-and-round-and-roundabouts

Do roundabouts catch you out every time? If you’re finding yourself going around a roundabout more than once out of confusion or sheer terror, you might want some extra practice! Making the examiner nauseous by going round and round in circles is never a good move.

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By the time you’re moving, the lights have changed again

Don’t worry – everyone’s been through this classic learner disaster! Picture this: you’re at the front of the queue, eagerly waiting for the lights to turn green. You get so excited when they finally do change, that you release the clutch too quickly and stall! Never mind, happens to the best of us. This time, you release the clutch slowly and start to press down on the accelerator – but you stall again! HOW?! Oh dear, you’ve forgotten to take the handbrake off! Sound a bit too familiar? Maybe work on your pulling off before taking your test.

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You end up giving your windscreen a good wipe instead of indicating

All those buttons and toggles can be overwhelming, but if you can’t indicate without turning the windscreen wipers on, flashing your lights and honking your horn, we suggest you get to know your car a bit better. It’s just not a situation where trial and error is the way to go!

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Seeing other cars makes you want to cry

We hate to break it to you, but you’re 💯 going to see other cars every time you drive. If you still panic or flinch when traffic starts coming towards you, you probably could do with some extra practice. We’re not saying you should ditch your fear completely, as it’s always good to be cautious, but squealing every time you see an oncoming vehicle is a bit much.

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Do any of these apply to you? Don’t worry, with our Learner Driver Insurance, you can get extra practice in a friend/family member’s car from as little as 2 hours!

Eilidh

Hi I'm Eilidh 👋 I joined Veygo for a 3 month internship in June 2018 and loved it so much I decided to stay! I've been driving for 4 years and, despite being an awful singer, I am known to belt out performances of my fave songs in my car 👩‍🎤

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