Taking your driving test can be pretty nerve wracking so careful preparation can provide some much-needed confidence. We all know how important it is to have your car manoeuvres well-rehearsed but have you taken the time to revise for the car maintenance and procedure questions which are now asked on every test?
With a driving test success rate in 2016 of just 47%, more candidates are currently failing than passing.
The ‘show me, tell me’ questions were brought in
as a compulsory part of the driving test in 2003.
You must answer one ‘tell me’ question at the start of your test and demonstrate one ‘show me’ question during the driving part of the test.
Incorrectly answering one or both of these questions will result in 1 out of 15 permitted minor faults. Get these questions wrong, and it could mean the difference between a pass and a fail.
Tips For Passing The ‘Show Me, Tell Me’
Section Of The Test…
Don’t just rely on photos or videos. Ask other drivers to show you around their own cars for some hands on experience and make sure you know the car that you’ll be driving for your test inside out. Ask your instructor to dedicate a lesson to familiarising you with the car or spend the last ten minutes of each lesson having your instructor test you on some common questions to make them stick in your memory.
While demonstrating procedures, talk your way through
your answers so that the examiner can see that you understand.
You don’t need to have the engine running to perform these actions, however,
you may need to switch on the ignition to enable certain functions.
Spend some time learning to answer these procedure and maintenance questions,
and you’re sure to be in with a good chance of passing this part of your test.
Once you know the answers, you can focus
on perfecting your driving skills so you can ace the rest of the test too.