Well done Shehani for passing your driving test today at clacton on sea driving test center. Good getting to know you. All the best. Daniel
TEST CENTRE CONTACT DETAILS
Practical Driving Test Centre Address
103 – 105 Carnarvon Road
Test Centre Details: Clacton-on-Sea driving test centre is located on the middle floor of a shared occupancy building. There are stairs and a lift to access the test centre. No visitor car parking facilities available. There is one hour stay legal parking on the street. Male and female toilets available in the building.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car
Turn In The Road
This manoeuvre should be carried out on a quiet road where you can see and be seen. Avoid junctions, parked vehicles, bends and anything else that could impede visibility.
Step 1 (forward) - POMPrepare:
Before doing anything else, take time to prepare the car. Select first gear, set the gas and find the biting point. Have your left hand on the handbrake ready to release it.
Observe: Once the car is ready to move off instantly, you must take effective all-round observations. Start by looking over your left shoulder and sweep your head around in a 360-degree arc, taking in all three mirrors, and finally looking over your right shoulder.
Move: If it's safe to move, release the handbrake. Use clutch control to keep the car moving at a snail's pace. Steer quickly to the right. Keep steering until the wheel will turn no further (full lock). As you crawl across the centre of the road, have a quick glance left and right.
Approaching the opposite side of the road, the camber may cause the car to pick up speed as it rolls downhill. If so, push the clutch to the floor and softly brake. As you get close to the kerb, turn the steering wheel back towards the left, straightening your wheels. Bring the car to a gentle stop just before you reach the kerb. Engage the handbrake.
Step 2 (reverse) - POMPrepare:
Again, take time to prepare before doing anything else. Remember, the camber could cause you to roll towards the pavement, so the handbrake must be engaged at this point. Select neutral, then reverse gear. Set the gas and find the biting point. Your left hand should be ready on the handbrake.
Observe: Again, before moving you must make effective all-round observations. You should be looking out the rear window as you start to reverse, so begin by looking over your right shoulder and make a 360-degree sweep using all the mirrors and finishing by looking over your left shoulder. If it's clear all around, keep looking back as you move on to the next step.
Move: Release the handbrake and start crawling slowly back. Steer quickly to the left until you reach full lock. Keep looking out the rear window. As you cross the centre of the road, sweep your head around 360-degrees until you are looking over your right shoulder towards the pavement behind you.
As you approach the kerb, straighten the wheels by steering back towards the right. If the car starts to roll, press the clutch to the floor and control the speed with the brake. While still looking back into your right blindspot, bring the car to a gentle stop just before you reach the kerb. Engage the handbrake.
Step 3 (forward) - POMPrepare:
Once again, take time to prepare the car. Your hands and feet should be ready so you can move off instantly after checking it's safe.
Observe: Once again, you must observe all around before releasing the handbrake. You'll be moving off towards the right, so start by checking over your left shoulder and make a 360-degree sweep towards the right.
Move: If it's safe, release the handbrake and move off, steering towards the right. If you can't clear the kerb, repeat steps two and three until you can clear it.
Once you've completely cleared the kerb, straighten up and continue along the road. Check your mirrors to see what's behind.
We all suffer with nerves from time to time; however a driving test is probably one of those times when your nerves may affect you more than usual. If you’re feeling anxious about your test, or even nervous about driving lessons, below you’ll find some helpful tips on how to stay calm and stop your nerves jeopardising your chances of a first time pass.
This may be an obvious tip, however the more you are in the car driving, learning and practising your manoeuvres and gaining experience, the less likely you are to make a mistake on the big day.
If there is a particular manoeuvre, or area you are unsure with, make sure that leading up to your test you perfect it with your instructor. You could also head out with a family member, or friend to help practice, however try not to pick up any bad habits from the experienced driver next to you.
A person’s diet can have a huge affect on their stress levels and interestingly, there are also many foods that can radically reduce anxiety. Almonds, for example contain the nutrient Zinc, this is key for maintaining a balanced mood and will also keep hunger at bay during your test, whilst porridge with blueberries are filled with antioxidants that are said to be extremely beneficial for relieving stress.
Bananas are great for stopping hunger pangs, but also contain a source of tryptophan which the human body converts into serotonin – the happy hormone. Dark chocolate is also great for this too, however if you don’t fancy filling up on food before your important drive, why not distract your nerves with a mint, or chewing gum instead.
Drinks are also important for anxiety levels and tea and coffee in particular are not recommended before your test, due to their high caffeine levels. Instead why not try a herbal tea, such as camomile, peppermint or barley?
As well as ensuring a good night’s sleep, plenty of practice and a healthy breakfast, when it comes to the moment when you step into the car, make sure you take time to breathe and create a safe environment around you. Open the window a little for some fresh air, check your seat so that you’re not hunched or cramped and double check your mirrors are in the correct position. You’re in no rush to get started so start everything in your own time and put yourself in full control.
Don’t be afraid of it. Your instructor may have been chatty on your lessons, talking you through manoeuvres and giving advice, but when it comes to your test you may experience a long period of silence other than simple navigation instructions. Learn to accept this and instead use it to your advantage so you can focus your full concentration on the road ahead.
5. Don’t tell the world
Try not to tell everyone you know that you have a test coming up. Instead, limit the news to close friends and family as the more people that know, the more anxious you will be for the end result.
If you feel you have made a mistake on the day, don’t panic! You may feel it was a huge mistake, but your examiner might think differently. Don’t let it affect your drive ahead and try to relax. Some learners have even admitted that after thinking they had failed with a mistake, they relaxed more and enjoyed the drive, only to be told at the end that had in fact passed.
No. Not automatically. It depends on many things, like where you do it, how many times, and how you deal with it. Stalling is NOT automatically a serious (or “major”) fault.
If you stall once when moving away or stopping, then as long as you start the car safely and move away or stop correctly afterwards, the worst that will happen is that you’ll get a driver fault (and you may not even get one of those). However, if you repeatedly stall when moving away, as a rough guide you’ll get away with it maybe two or three times (a couple more if you’re lucky) until the examiner decides it is a real problem – then you’ll get a serious fault for it.
If you stall at a junction a lot depends on what is happening behind and in front of you, and the delay, danger, and inconvenience that results. For example, if you want to emerge from a junction, stall, and miss a gap in heavy traffic – which causes inconvenience to those behind you – then you can easily get a serious fault.
If you stall in the middle of a junction (i.e. when turning right), the risk of inconveniencing others and causing a dangerous hold-up increases dramatically. It is possible to recover completely from this and come out of it with only a driver fault (and maybe not even one of those), but a serious or dangerous fault is also possible.
Much depends on how you deal with it. Stay calm, and make sure you get going again quickly and safely.
Well done luka for passing your driving test today. First time too. We'll done! Take care hope to see ya soon. Daniel
Well done kev for passing your driving test today. Really enjoyed our chats,and the laughs we've had during your lessons. Hope to keep in contact with you. All the best. Daniel
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