TEST CENTRE MYTHS BUSTED
Some Test Centres Have Higher Fail Rates Because The Examiners Are Mean!
This is an urban myth that circulates around schools as teens share their driving test experiences with their friends. Learn to drive properly and you have a higher chance of passing no matter where you take your test.
It’s quite funny as I hear that EVERY test centre on the Gold Coast is ‘really bad cos everyone fails there’! I’ve even had students who had taken their test at one Transport Centre and failed and then booked another test almost an hour or more away from home just so they can ‘pass’ without failing again at a Gold Coast centre! Learn to drive properly and save MONEY!
This tells me some very interesting truths about teens going for their driving tests. Remember I mentioned before that you will pass if you are READY. To me, you are ready when it doesn’t matter where you learn to drive, you are aware of other road users, you see all signs and markings along the way and you OBEY them, and you don’t freak out when told that you’ll be driving through that hectic roundabout or asked to turn right across a dual carriageway intersection……etc
Making mistakes is a learning process. Accept them. Learn and move on.
The reality is this. If you make errors on your driving test and fail, it is better to have done those errors while someone was still with you while you learn to drive rather than for you to make those mistakes while out on your own for the first time.
If you fail due to multiple ncde’s (non critical errors) and these could range from incorrect use of indicators, forgetting to shoulder check, turning a little wide around a corner or being too far from the kerb during a manoeuvre, you might not think those things are important in the larger scheme of things – you know you can drive right – the thing is, if you were really ready to be a P Plater, all of those things would be second nature to you and you would not have lost marks on them.
If you fail for a cde (critical driving error) then you are definitely not ready for solo driving.
You may never have made the same mistakes during your practise either with a parent or an instructor, but the fact that you did while being assessed on your ability to drive safely and in accordance with the road rules – not good.
You might think it’s no biggie to roll your wheels over a stop line at a stop sign and whats the excitement about not going over those double white lines? You were speeding? Really? And using poor judgement and leaving a minuscule safety margin when that van was coming towards you on the roundabout? What were you thinking?
These are all ‘LIFE THREATENING’ errors. This is why they fail people who make these errors. These drivers are not ready to be on the road with the limited experience that they have had until now.
So, now that you know that I have your best interest at heart and I really am passionate about road safety and keeping YOUR children safe when they get their license, give me a call to book in their training. 0403 063 319
I give so much more than a ‘Driving Lesson’. Anyone can get a license. It is way too easy to learn and practise just what you need to know to pass the driving test. People come to me to Learn to Drive. That is what I focus on.
Parents that care about their child’s safety on our roads and want to be sure that they have the skills to survive want to have the best training possible.
I promise to provide the best service to ensure their safety.