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Pass your driving theory test first time this year

You’re dying to get on the road with your first car – you’re taking lessons, so now all you need to do is pass your driving theory test. You might think driving theory tests are a waste of time, but they actually teach you a lot of things you need to know in order to drive safely, which is why it’s a good idea to put in the study time and try to pass your theory test first time! Why not take a few minutes to read our handy guide to driving theory tests, to see what they’re all about.

What’s involved?

Whilst in the past, driving theory tests involved a pen and paper, today you’re more likely to sit at a computer screen for your test. You’ll be given a series of multiple choice questions, which will relate to some of the following topics:

The Highway Code

Road signs

Traffic lights

Driving safely in inclement weather

You can buy books online which will help you to study for your theory test, and these usually have sample questions, so you can test yourself at home or ask a friend or family member to help. The more you read and study for your test, the more likely you are to pass first time!

Booking your driving theory test

You can sit your driving theory test at any time, although most people have been having driving lessons for a while before booking the theory test. Your driving instructor will be able to advise you how to book your test, and you can do it online in just a few minutes. You’ll need your provisional licence details to hand, and a credit or debit card to pay the fee. Then you’ll be given a date and time for your test, and all you need to do is show up; don’t forget to take your licence and another form of ID with you.

What happens next?

Once you’ve passed your driving theory test, you’ll be well on the road to becoming a qualified driver – the next step is to book your practical test. You’ll have two years in which to pass your practical test, otherwise you will need to re-sit your theory exam. But there’s no need to feel rushed; it’s far better to wait until you’re ready to increase your chances of passing your practical driving test first time.

Once you’ve passed both your driving theory test and your practical test, you can apply for your driving licence. Then it’s just a case of finding your dream car – or perhaps more realistically, a car you can afford for now that will get you from A to B! There’s no need to feel nervous or worried about driving theory tests – they’re not designed to trick you, and provided you have some basic knowledge and common sense, they are relatively simple.

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