Passing your driving test gives you independence and freedom.
But many learner drivers take their test before they’re ready. It leads to a failed test, disappointment, extra costs and delays them getting on the road.
Get ready to pass with our advice and tips.
Find out about the 27 skills you need to learn to pass your driving test and be a safe driver.
Get advice about how to manage your driving test nerves so you can focus on passing your test.
Find out how the driving test works, what you need to take on the day, and how you can avoid common mistakes people make.
52 out of every 100 driving tests were failed in Great Britain during October 2023
Check you’re ready to pass
You’ll usually be ready to take your driving test when:
You do not need prompts from your driving instructor.
You do not make serious or dangerous mistakes when you’re driving.
You can pass mock driving tests.
You have practised ways of managing your nerves.
Your driving instructor agrees you are ready.
Move your driving test if you’re not feeling ready
You’re more likely to pass your driving test if you move it back so you have more time to:
- brush up on your skills
- take a few more mock tests
- practise managing your nerves
It’s free to change your appointment time, as long as you do it at least 3 full working days (Mondays to Saturdays) before your test.
And by moving your test, you’ll free up an appointment for someone who is ready to pass.