One of the most common questions I'm asked regarding the hazard perception part of the theory test is 'how many times should I be clicking?' or 'do I click when I first see the hazard or when the hazard develops?'. It is true that it's possible to click too early. Just as it is possible to click too many times in which case you will be penalized and given 0 points for that clip.
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Many pupils are initially alarmed when I explain that 10 minutes of the driving test is set aside for 'independent driving'. Most immediatley feel like this because they wrongly believe this to be a test of navigation, whereas what it really is designed to do is to test the candidate's ability to drive in a more 'real life' environment. So anyone worried about going the wrong way during the independent drive can be reassured that it wouldn't result in a fail.
There seems to be a certain amount of confusion amongst new drivers about what exactly the driving test involves, so I've decided to try to take some of the mystery out of it!
A certain number of young people passing their driving test are not able to carry on driving once getting their licence due to spiralling insurance costs. I've heard of some getting £3000 quotes on cars worth in the region of £500! It's no wonder that many can't afford to continue driving after passing the test. This can only be a negative as drivers are not able to further their driving skills and gain more valuable road experience.