If you live in the UK or are considering a move there, navigating the process of obtaining a drivers license can be challenging to say the least. If you already live in the UK, you are probably aware of some of the requirements for obtaining a license, but if you are living outside of the UK, you may not have a clue about where you should start.
If you want to ensure that you are prepared for the written aspect of their drivers test and you need more information on how and where to start, there are some great resources available that you can check to get prepared.
Here are 3 simple methods to ensure that you are as prepared as you can be for your driving theory tests!
Online Mock Tests
You should consider taking advantage of practice or mock driving theory tests that are available online. Keep in mind that every country has its own set of driving laws, theory and legalities so you even if you consider yourself a safe and knowledgeable driver, the rules in your country compared to the rules of the road in the UK may be slightly different.
There are tests available for all licensing categories including passenger cars and motorcycles. Most of the mock tests are modeled directly around the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agencys actual driving theory exam so you can be sure that you are taking tests that will enable you to prepare for and to obtain your UK drivers license the first time around.
Practice Makes Perfect
If you are moving to the UK from a different country one of the biggest challenges that you may face is getting used to driving on the left-hand side of the road. This holds true if you are coming from most of Europe, the Americas and many other geographic regions of the world. This will require a great amount of practice as well as time to get used to.
If you have been driving on the right-hand side of the road for years, it will take some time and effort to develop your driving skills in the UK. Spending time on this is the only way that it will begin to feel natural to you. As the adage goes, practice makes perfect.
Take Expert Driving Lessons
You can also consider taking actual driving lessons from an accredited driving school in the UK in the area that you will be living in. The UK allows you to drive for 12 months on your own countrys drivers license. After 12 months, your out of country drivers license will not be accepted as a legal document. You can utilise this 12-month period to practice your driving skills on UK roads and to enroll in professional driving lessons. Even a seasoned driver who has been driving for years elsewhere can benefit from a few lessons.
Driving in the UK doesnt have to be super challenging if you prepare in advance, and learn the rules of the road. Good Luck!