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The day of your driving test, and the lead-up to it, fills you with anticipation, nerves, and excitement. By the time you start the test, it’s normal to feel the butterflies in your stomach. But these feelings shouldn’t control you, not if you want to pass the test. We have a list of common mistakes many learner drivers have made in the past, so you won’t do the same!


  • You don’t book in with your instructor


Your instructor’s gotten you this far in your journey, and you’ll need them when preparing for your test. It’s common for students to meet their instructor the day before the test, or even the day of, for one more practice. They’ll even use the car for the driving test itself.


  • You don’t pass (or study for) the road rules test


There’s two parts of the driving test: theory and practical. Every Queensland learner driver should have Your Keys to Driving in Queensland in their house. It’s essentially a copy of the road rules and a study aide. You’ll have a hard time passing any driving test if you don’t know the rules.


  • You don’t sleep or eat before the test


Learners about to take the test can feel so nervous or excited that they sometimes won’t eat or sleep. Driving while tired is as dangerous as driving under the influence, and you can’t concentrate properly if you’re hungry. The day of your driving test, make sure you’ve had a good night’s sleep and a decent meal.


  • You forget to indicate, wait, or speed


Doing any of these will cut your test short; it’ll be over in five minutes! You know what to do, when to indicate, and what the speed limit is. It’s your time to make all those driving lessons pay off. The instructor has drilled you on how to park, merge, and change gears without taking your eyes off the road for too long.


  • You don’t treat the examiner nicely


No two test examiners are the same; some will be nice, others not so much. But it’s their job to make sure the learners taking the test are fit to pass it. Don’t treat them like someone holding you back, don’t treat them with contempt. Treat others how you want to be treated, regardless of their manners towards you.

Nobody enjoys taking their driving test, but the prize at the end will be well-deserved. Remember, call your instructor, get a good night’s sleep and remember to indicate!