The Drive test is the final hurdle between you and your Probationary Licence. Included in the Drive Test you’ll be taken for a brief drive in varying traffic conditions by a driving instructor in order to examine your driving skills in a real-world situation.
Centered on VicRoads’ details about the Drive test, we’ve come up with a summary of ten important things you need to know so that you can pass the test.
1. Know your dashboard
Before you even can get on the road to make the Drive test thoroughly your instructor will ask you to show you understand how to use things like indicators, hazard lights, windscreen wipers and demisters. Put a little time aside to make the journey to know exactly where they have been and how they work.
2. Steps to start and prevent your vehicle
Plan your practise drives around different types of intersections (traffic lights, Give Way signs, Stop signs, &c) and differing levels of traffic to help you develop the capacity to promptly and confidently stop and commence your vehicle.
3. How to turn left and right at intersections
Want to make at least one left-hand plus one right-hand turn every time you go out for a practice drive.
4. Simple tips to change lanes
It’s important to practise moving in one lane to another, both in quiet and busy traffic. Intend to change lanes at least one time every driving session.
5. How to reverse park
Find a quiet street with parallel parking and spend time reversing into parks, then taking out and doing it again and soon you’re confident you could get it right every time.
6. Just how to do three-point turns
Find a quiet spot (e.g., a vehicle park, your driveway, a nearby court or cul-de-sac) to blow a while perfecting your ability to turn a vehicle around in a tight spot.
7. Simple tips to drive in busy traffic
Make sure at the very least a few of your practise driving sessions take place at busy times, like peak hour on a principal road or freeway.
8. Simple tips to merge with other traffic
Head for nearby arterial or main roads and spend time exiting and entering to get a feel for merging with all the flow of other traffic.
9. How to drive on straight and curved roads
For straight driving practise head to the freeway, the highway or the city centre. For curved roads head out towards the countryside, the coast or the hills. Practise driving around roundabouts too.
10. Be sure everything works
If you’re utilizing your own car to sit the Drive Test, take the time to check that everything from the dashboard works, and therefore your car or truck is usually in good working order. If there is anything no longer working you won’t be allowed to use the test.