Monday, January 31, 2011

Getting Through Your Driving Theory Test!

Owning a car to drive is really important in today's life. But the most important thing is that you have the proper driving licence so that you may show it to anyone as a legal evidence that you have the necessary driving skills and you understand the traffic rules and regulations. To get a legal driving licence, you need to get through Driving Theory Test and Hazard Perception Test. These tests are used to assess ones necessary skills to deal with the traffic conditions one will face every day. People should know the road safety rules so that they can avoid reckless driving, these test also shows your capabilities to drive in chaotic condition and also help to test your hazard perceptions.

Most of the times when people think of getting a driving licence they mostly think of the practical part of it and ignore the theory part of the test but getting through you theory test is as important as the practical part of test and you should try to pass it as soon as possible so that it would help in getting a full driving licence. There are two major parts of Theory Test i.e. the MCQ's and Hazard Perception Test. In MCQs, there will be 50 randomly selected questions, of which you must answer at least 43 questions correctly to pass this section. You will be given 4 to 6 possible answers to each question. You need to be very careful while selecting an answer because there can be more than one answers to a given question.

The second part of the theory test is somehow different from the first part of the test, it is Hazard perception test in which you will be shown some video clips related to some particular driving situations and you would have to show your awareness by clicking on the screen of your computer. You can get a maximum of five points in a question and you need to score at least 44 out of 75. In this test you would be shown at least 14 Videos on you Computer screen. These videos would be of about one minute each.

When you are preparing for these tests, it is advisable that you should not take these test casually. You should pay much attention to studying with the help of some book or some online resource instead of losing your booking fee. Most of the times people fail to get through the exam in the first attempt, sometimes due to the hazard perception videos and sometimes due to Multiple Choice Questions. To enhance your chances, it's highly recommended to prepare yourself on a PC via some online resource which has similar tests as the ones that done on the test day. From my personal experience I got online Theory Test and Hazard Perception Test Practice on and passed my driving theory test in my first attempt.

For the practical test, you should get the services of an Approved Driving Instructor, as they are the best option to learn the relevant skills needed for passing Practical Test. You can not manage all your preparation by yourself because in an effort to do that you may neglect little but the most important aspects of these tests. So, it's always better to learn properly from a trainer instead of learning improper habits which can cause danger to you as well as to the other people on the road. Once you get through Theory Test and Practical Test, you will have to inform DVLA within two years time to get a full driving Licence. If you fail to apply with in specified period, you will have to re-take these tests.

Conclusively, proper training helps you to pass your Hazard Perception and Driving Theory tests without any major difficulties. This will put you on the right footing for passing the practical test, and becoming a confident and safe driver.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Practice Makes a Driver Perfect!

I read a proverb ‘Practice makes a man perfect’ in my book of proverbs and I always wondered through out my childhood that how this notion is true but I understood the essence of this proverb, when I needed a Driving License, for which I needed to pass driving theory test. Practicing the different sections of the theory test really helped me and I got through my theory test in my first attempt.

The very first challenge that you face in your quest to get a legal driving license is theory test. If you are planning to get a driving license then you need to pass the theory test. There are two main parts of the Theory Test; the first is Multiple Choice Questions and the other is Hazard Perception Test. You can only get your legal driving license after passing these exams.

In my personal opinion, people should prepare and practice the theory test before going to face the real time exam. This would enhance their chances of getting through the exam in the first attempt. Some people take it casually and ultimately fail in the theory test and hence lost their hard earned money that they have spent for the booking of this exam. For getting through this exam you need to practice theory test properly. There are numerous online resources that can help you by offering Online Driving Test and hazard perception practice. The major reason behind the failure of people is lack of awareness about the exam pattern and the computer based environment used for both Multiple Choice Questions and Hazard Perception tests. Most of the times people, who don’t prepare, fail to understand and complete the MCQs part and Hazard Perception test in a limited time. The outcome of this test for such people is almost same; they cut a sorry figure in the theory test.

People can easily avoid failure in the driving theory test if they properly do some home work before actually going for the test. First of all, a person needs to understand the structure or format of Driving Theory Test. This test is consisted of two main parts; the Multiple Choice Questions and the other is Hazard perception. The MCQs part is consisted of 50 questions and you need to answer 43 questions correctly and the time limit for this test is 57 minutes. A lay man or a person with no practice of theory test can not easily get through this section in such a hurry. You should practice theory test to master the MCQs part. There are many online driving test resources on the web that offer to practice theory test online. You can also go for a practice session of the Multiple Choice Questions. This will help you to get an idea about the general layout of the test and type of questions that are usually asked. This test is designed to analyze your understanding of the theory behind driving.

The second part of the theory test is different in nature from the first part of the test, this is Hazard Perception Test. In this test you need to show your driving awareness under different situations. You would be shown some videos on the screen of your computer which depict some certain situation and you are supposed to react to that particular situation. Each video would be of one minute length. You need to get at least 44 points out of 75. You would be shown about 15 video and you can score a maximum of 5 points in a video.  Hazard perception practice sessions can help you to master this part of the test. You can use online resources for hazard perception practice. It is highly recommended to prepare your self on a PC and practice theory test by using the similar Multiple Choice Questions and Hazard Perception videos. Hazard Perception Practice helps you to tame your responses in a certain driving situation. My personal experience of theory test also supports this idea as I also use some online driving test sessions to practice theory test and hazard perception practice and got through the test in my first attempt.

Once you get through the theory test you can get the services of an ADI to learn the Practical driving skills needed to pass practical test. Don’t rely on your self perceived expertise in practical test because in doing so you would definitely ignore some minor but important aspects of the practical test. So I would advise you to don’t risk your chance and get proper training from an experienced trainer. After successful completion of practical test you can apply to DVLA for your driving license within two years of passing these tests.

In short, “practice makes a man perfect” is a well said proverb. Online driving tests’ practice can help you to pass you Theory Test without much effort. This will put you on the right footing for passing the practical test, and becoming a confident and safe driver.