How To Pass Your Driving Test
Progressive governments have made driving tests tougher as part of an ongoing initiative to make our road drivers and road users safer.
The on road driving test assesses your driving skills, decision making, awareness of other road users, and how you share the road with other traffic. If you pass the test you progress from a Learners licence to a P1 licence.
If you fail the test you must wait at least 7 days before you are eligible to redo the driving test.
To be eligible to take this driving test you must be:
- At least 17 years of age
- Completed at least 120 hours of log book driving, including 20 hours of night driving
- Note: All drivers over 25 years are exempt from the 12 month tenure and log book requirements
The Driving Test
The P’s driving test is scheduled to last 45 minutes. During this time you may be tested on many different driving skills including reverse parking, three point turns, lane changing, roundabouts, stop and give way procedures, cornering, hazard perception, defensive driving and many other topics.
The Learn To Drive Driving School has developed a Better Way driving program to ensure you gain all the skills and knowledge you need to be able to pass the driving test first go.
Pre Departure Check
Before you start your driving test the RMS examiner will conduct a safety check of the vehicle. All our cars are fully maintained to the high standards set by the RMS so you can relax when doing the test in one of our cars. However if you choose to do the test in your own car you need know that if the examiner finds a fault with the car they may terminate the test. This would mean that you will have to rebook the test for a later date and pay another booking fee.
RMS Test Track
Each RMS testing centre has a number of test tracks and one of those test tracks is randomly selected for you to be tested on. As each test track is different you are tested on different driving skills on different test tracks. For example you will be tested on dual lane roundabouts at Penrith, whereas their are no dual lane roundabouts in Richmond. So in Richmond you will not be tested on dual lane roundabouts, instead Richmond has a railway crossing.
Whilst the test is scheduled to last for 45 minutes you have to complete the test track and perform the required manouvres. This may take a little longer than 45 minutes, so don’t be surprised or worried if your individual test takes longer than the scheduled 45 minutes.
At the end of the test the examiner will give you your results.
Why Choose Learn To Drive Driving School
Some driving schools cover large areas and do driving tests at many RMS test centres. It is not possible for a driving instructor to know the test tracks and driving conditions at all the RMS test centres.
Because we specialise in a small number of RMS testing centres
- We have an extensive knowledge of the local test tracks
- We know the difficult parts of each test track
- We know how the examiners score the test
- We can teach you how to PASS THE TEST FIRST GO