History & Myths
NO ONE PASSES ON A FRIDAY!
When it comes to practical driving tests, there will always be someone willing to give free advice about what will or won't happen on the day and what you should or shouldn't do, a lot of what you hear will be rubbish – people prefer to make up stories than to accept that they were just not good enough on the day.
You will pass or fail on your own merit. If you have listened to your instructor and are fully prepared for your test, you will find it easy. Remember, your instructor's advice is not free! Instructor's are professionals and know much better than your friends and family about what does and doesn't happen on the test.
The driving test is designed by the Driving Standards Agency to examine your ability to drive safely and apply the rules of the road.
Passing the test does not mean that you are a good driver; but it does mean that a highly trained examiner considers that you are skilful and safe enough behind the wheel to drive on your own without further assessment.
The best way to give yourself a guarantee that you will pass your test early is to ensure that you fully understand the skills for good driving, get plenty of practice and as much tuition from a qualified instructor (ADI) as possible.
The first ever test pass certificate
UNTRUE DRIVING TEST MYTHS
• They never pass people on Fridays.
• Move your head a lot when you look in the mirror.
• It's best to drive slow to show that you are careful.
• Mr. Jones never passes young men on their first attempt.
• Examiners fail everyone as soon as they have used up their quota of passes for the week.
• The driving test centre in the next town is much easier.
• Manoeuvres are really tough on a test, you only get one shot a doing it right and you can't go back and start from the beginning.