Mock test with friends and family

Carrying out a mock driving test can help you prepare for the real thing and boost your confidence behind the wheel. Here’s how to conduct a mock driving test in the UK:

  1. Choose a suitable route: Pick a route that simulates the conditions you may encounter during your actual driving test. Include different types of roads, traffic, and hazards.
  2. Find a knowledgeable assessor: Ask a friend or family member who is experienced in driving and has good knowledge of the UK driving rules to act as your assessor.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the test format: Read the latest edition of the Highway Code and familiarize yourself with the driving test format and the types of questions that may be asked.
  4. Simulate the test conditions: Start the mock test just as you would the real one. Your assessor will act as the examiner and give you verbal instructions during the drive.
  5. Practice the manoeuvres: Include the emergency stop, reversing around a corner, and parallel parking as part of your mock test.
  6. Get feedback: After completing the mock test, ask your assessor for feedback on your driving performance. Pay attention to areas where you need improvement and work on them before the real test.
  7. Repeat the process: Practice makes perfect. Repeat the mock driving test several times to gain more confidence and experience.

By following these steps, you can prepare yourself thoroughly for the UK driving test and increase your chances of success. Good luck!