Automatic Driving Lessons Raheny/Kilester- Marking Sheet
When you sit your driving test, you are basically telling the world that you have the skills and knowledge to drive unaccompanied and without instruction from your sponsor or your driving instructor. You will be asked to demonstrate these skills in front of an RSA Official. (Tester) The tester will asses your rules of the road knowledge first, then ask you some technical checks about the car and some hand signals, and then it’s all down to you in the driving part of the test.
The driving test lasts, on average, 50 minutes. On the day of your test, you are asked to arrive 10 minutes before your start time. When your time comes, the tester will call your mobile phone (be sure to have your phone on loud until you answer the call and then turn your phone off) and ask you if are you, feeling well with any signs of COVID. When you answer the questions you will walk to the test centre. As soon as you start this call, you are on a test. Be polite and answer the questions. As you walk to the test centre, be safe and use any pedestrian crossings they might have. When you see the tester, greet them with a lovely good morning/afternoon, nice to meet you.
The first thing you will be asked to do is show them your Learner Permit. Have this ready in a separate pocket; you don’t want to be looking through wallets or purses in front of them. Once all this is done, you will be straight into your road signs and questions. After you complete this section, you walk to where your car is parked. Here you will complete under the bonnet, check your lights are working, secondary controls and hand signals. To see my free pretest videos, click here
The tester will be marking your progress as you go along. The marking sheet is broken down into 18 different sections. Section 1 is Rules/Checks up to section 18 Parking. See the video below to see section 1-3 explained
In the video above, I speak about position and observation. People generally loose a lot of marks in these sections because of there failure to drive in a straight line and basically look where they are driving. These are things I drill into my students from EDT 2.
In the next video, we talk about anticipation and reaction to hazards. Also mirrors, clearance and signals. Reaction to hazards is another part of the driving test where people lose a lot of marks. This is covered in EDT 6 and it is very important. See the video below to see the next video.
In the final video we explain the remaining 10 sections. The video starts at section 9 Courtesy and goes all the way to section 18 Parking. I tried to get it all into 1 video but after listening back, its too long and I might redo the video and break it down into sections. Let me know what you think.
I will be putting out a lot more content over the next few months and I will be running YouTube Classrooms in the coming months, so if you would like to be a part of the FREE action, all you have to do is subscribe to my channel and throw in a few likes. Best of luck guys