So I have my driving test in just over a week. I’m slightly panicking (ok not slightly, completely more like).
I had a lesson yesterday, which was rained off due to a horrendous downpour (could not see a thing) I’ve literally got one 2 hour lesson next week, then another the day before my test. And yet, I’ve just realised that we haven’t gone through any show me tell me questions at all, I have no idea where anything is and I’m completely freaking out... no practice test runs or anything, I’ve had about 20 lessons so far... is this normal? Hubby said I’m an absolute nightmare to live with at the moment as stressing out about it
You can do the show me tell me on you tube if it will help reassure you but mine was done the morning of the test. I highly recommend calms tablets .. take two a day from now and up until test day which should help with the nerves. Mirrors mirrors and more mirrors .. try not to panic it's just another lesson and all over in just over 30 minutes!
Thanks all you’ve made me feel loads better :-) I’ve already got some rescue remedy so will be using that a lot. I’ll look up some YouTube videos, and the comment about the test being just over 30 minutes has helped
Yes come back and tell us how you get on. Don't be nervous, I found the assessor ever so nice. We had a chat about his holiday and dog.. it was all over before I knew it! I'm a new driver - passed in February! The independence it's given me is amazing, focus on that! I've just driven me and boys all the way to Bognor and back, we had such an adventure. One day soon this will be you 🤩
Yes, don’t worry too much about show me, tell me (always makes me him the Show Me Show Me theme tune). You can look it up.
Google a pic of the engine of the car you’ll be sitting your test in and locate the oil, screen wash, coolant etc reservoirs.
At the start of my test, there were 3 cars parked side by side in the test centre parking bays. Each examiners obviously asked us candidates to show where the horn was as there was a little chorus of beeps one after the other. It made me laugh and relaxed me a bit.
Lots of mirrors, totally overdo the observation. You could even do a quiet commentary to yourself.
Totally overdo all your observations - really exaggerated mirror checks. I heard wearing your hair in a ponytail (if possible) helps because it's more obvious that your head is moving about to look in all your mirrors!
I found a banana and two calms on the morning really helped - and no caffeine! I was jittery enough as it was!