One of the most exciting things we can do once we reach adulthood is to start looking into getting our drivers license for the first time so that we can have that independence we all crave. Being able to drive makes things much easier and it means we can do more shopping, avoid the bus to work and travel to more places. This week we are going to have a look at the steps you need to take to get your license for the first time.
Contact the DVLA
The first thing you will want to do is get into contact with the licensing authority or the The DMV Connected and find out what exactly it will entail to become a driver on the road and what you need to do. This can be helpful because you can be directed to resources for learning and it can make all the difference when you are starting out.
Study for your theory
The theory part of your driving test will include all of the things you need to know and understand in order to be a safe driver on the road. For example here you will see things such as road signs and speed limits and you may be asked what you need to do in an emergency. All of these things can be crucial on the road and it is all something which a driver needs to know when they come to drive in real life situations.
Take the test
The theory test is comprised of two parts and this is to test your different skills on the road. The first part will be multiple choice questions which test your knowledge on driving technique and accidents and attitude. The next part is hazard perception where you have to react to hazards on the road by clicking on a video. This is to make sure you will know what to look for when you are actually out on the road.
Learn to drive
Once you have passed your theory test it is time to learn how to actually drive. Driving is a great activity for you to do every day and it can make your life so much easier. During your lessons you will have to learn how to move off and drive at the speed limit, what to do at roundabouts and junctions, and how to parallel park. All of these skills are helpful in real life and even if you never parallel park after your test, it is a handy skill to learn.
Pass your test
The driving test is what you have been building up to and it is understandably something which you will be nervous for. Just remember that it is safer for you to remain totally calm on the road and if you did freak out this would be bad for everyone involved. Be sure of yourself and confident in your own ability, you are much more likely to pass if you trust yourself completely.