WHY MOCK DRIVING TESTS ARE USEFUL
Practical driving tests can be absolutely nerve-wracking at the best of times. This is why we at A-Class seriously recommend that, before you take your test, you arrange with your instructor to have as many mock driving tests as possible.
Even if you feel super-prepared, it’s always best to go through at least one mock just to be on the safe side. Here are the best reasons why.
PREPARES YOU PROPERLY
If you have your mock tests, you won’t know exactly how it will go but you can at least know what to expect. Depending on where you’re taking your test, it may be wise to get your instructor to take you around all the roads so you familiarise yourself with it.
Even if all you do is fail your mock tests, it at least prepares you for falling short in your real test. Not that you will, but it’s always best to temper your expectations somewhat before going into these things.
As stated, a mock-test will allow you to fail as many times as you like before you get right. If you like, think of it as getting all the “bad driving” out of your system before taking part in the real thing.
Of course, we don’t encourage any bad driving but at least you can try to set aside and learn from any mistakes ahead of time.
Pre-driving test anxiety is very real, even for some of the most prepared learners. However, as nerve-wracking and (sometimes) frustrating as mock tests might be, in the long-run they do help reduce the anxiety knowing that you will be much more prepared than if you never took one.
If you’re a learner looking to take their test, visit our practical test page.