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.

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