Driving theory test questions
We're up to date! Our site includes all DVSA revision question changes made August 2015! What changed?

Join our 16,328 members now!
Register  Free Practice Test  Login  Free Tests  My Questions  Hazards  Categories  My Tests 

Nervous Driver Tips

Many people who learn to drive have a combination of nerves and excitement. Even if someone says they have no nerves and are perfectly confident when it comes to driving, the first time you get behind the wheel and move the vehicle you are bound to feel nerves, and possibly as mentioned some excitement.

Sometimes people tell themselves that they are nervous and expect to be nervous, and this gets the better of them. The main course of nerves is not feeling in control, or worrying about your own ability.

So it is essential to remember that no-one is able to drive safely from day one - that's the point of lessons, gradually getting better as you build up experience at driving on the roads, getting used to the car, the controls, the space around the car, road conditions, reacting to other drivers, learning to control the vehicle through use of the gears, using the mirrors, signalling, reversing and so on and so forth.

Many nervous drivers also have the character trait of over-analysing how they are doing, and what they are doing. Being aware of your own performance is of course a good thing, but do not analyse to the detriment of yourself by making yourself super nervous.

Assuming you are learning with a driving school, then you will be with a qualified and experienced instructor, and most likely in a dual control car too, so try to put your trust in that person to give you honest feedback on your performance and many instructors are experienced at working with nervous drivers because the fact is many people learning to drive ARE nervous.

There are also driving instructors who specialise in nervous drivers, so if this is you then perhaps you could consider one of those driving schools that specify this in their advertising material. Above all, as you learn to drive and get better at driving, get more used to it, and it becomes more routine and familiar then many drivers report that the nerves do melt away.

JOIN NOW and gain access to ALL the official Theory Test multiple choice Revision Questions for car drivers

Practice Theory Test Question

Do you know the answer to this randomly chosen driving theory test revision question?

You are travelling along the left-hand lane of a three-lane motorway. Traffic is joining from a slip road. You should A) race the other vehicles B) move to another lane C) maintain a steady speed D) switch on your hazard flashers

You can check your answer and practice all official revision questions

Related Articles...

driving theory test
Rules regarding the use of seat belts
When it comes to seat belts, you should be certain of what the rules are with regard to seat belt usage, and your responsibilities as the driver in terms of other passengers in your vehicle and...

Risks when driving: bright or low sun
When the sun is low and bright, it can be very hard indeed to drive. This is because we may have to squint and the bright light can make it hard to pick out objects and to see, sometimes right in...

Some common engine faults
It is beyond the scope of the articles here to go into detail about how the engine works and what the various parts of it are. For the theory test you won't need to know a great detail about the...

Understanding illuminated signals on motorways
The location of the signs and signals that you see on motorway itself tells you some information: who it applies to. Signs at the edge of the road will apply to all drivers, whilst those that...

What are greener fuels
One of the most well known of the green fuels is something that is called Biofuel. Biofuel is a group of different fuels rather than an individual fuel in itself, and the class contains things...

Who needs to take a theory test
A theory test is part of the process required for anyone who wants to become a qualified driver in the UK. There are two stages to being a standard car driver: first passing a theory test, and then...

Motorway Driving Tips
Driving on a motorway for the first time can be both exciting and a little daunting - exciting as it is something new whilst daunting as you won't have experienced driving on a motorway before...

Road conditions: driving in rain
Driving in rain is something that you can be sure you will experience regularly once you are an actual driver, although depending where you live and the time of year you learnt, you might have...

Vehicle's registration certificate
A vehicle has a document called a V5C, and this is the registration certificate for the vehicle. However this document by itself is not alone proof that the person selling you a vehicle actually...

Mock Driving Theory Test
Many learner drivers are in the process of finishing A-levels or at university, and so the process of exams and tests is very familiar to you. For those that tests and exams are a distant memory, a...

Bookmark with:

FacebookFacebook    TwitterTwitter    Google BuzzGoogle Buzz    StumbleStumbleUpon    Delicious    RedditReddit