Top 5 tips on how to pass your driving license the first time.
The driving license is the administrative authorization required to drive motor vehicles in Italy and in all countries of the European Union. Apart from certain types of regulations that may differ slightly from one country to another, the Highway Code is the same throughout the EU.
Therefore, the license is divided into several categories according to the type of vehicle and the age of the driver. Among the best known are the AM, A, A2, B, C, D and D1 licences. This article will focus in particular on the category B license that allows the driver to drive cars.
What documents do you need to be entitled to drive?
First of all, it is essential to recognise one's aptitude to drive: the category B licence can be obtained from the age of 18 after having passed a theory test followed by a practical road driving test. It may seem obvious, but it is essential that you are provided with identification documents such as an identity card (or passport) and health card, which contain the personal details needed to register for the licence.
How many mistakes have you made on your licence?
From the first type of exam, the maximum number of acceptable errors for the completion of the exam is 4 out of 40. The theory seems to be, in fact, the most feared exam by future drivers. This is due to the fact that the applications presented within the exam can often be complicated and with difficulties, so you need to pay close attention to how they are articulated.
The first tip for passing the driving license is, first of all, to enroll in a driving school, preferably near your place of residence or work, to be more motivated to attend classes. The driving school not only helps with the various test entry requirements, but also provides a theory book and a workbook for the test questions (sometimes also through an online account to practice directly on the mobile app).
Secondly, going to the classes is of particular importance because you absorb the notions provided by the driving school instructor that can change the outcome of an exam when in doubt about a question. Get it through your head, you're back in first grade and you have to be a good student to pass. It is also advisable to always carry a notebook with you where you can write down things to learn by heart, such as the different speed limits on the road and how they differ depending on the type of vehicle (or when it is snowing, raining, etc.).
Practicing for your license: better on paper or digital?
Practising at home with the test cards is vital. Nowadays there is the possibility to do them online via a mobile phone app, which is quite useful if you decide to do them during work/study breaks, before going to bed, etc. However, we recommend doing the flashcards on paper because our brain assimilates the notions in a more assertive way rather than on our smartphones, where we spend most of our time and are therefore more prone to losing concentration
What to do on the day of the fateful written exam?
On the day of the theory test, some people recommend taking the booklet with you in case questions arise just before entering the classroom. Others, however, just the opposite, because keep re-reading various rules and prohibitions leads to increase the stress of the moment. In case the theory test is not successful at the first attempt, it is essentialto ask for the test card and check for errors.committed to make sure not to duplicate them in the future. In the end maybe study a little more can and should form study groups with friends or colleagues.
And what should you do on the day of training?
After you have done the theory exam it is time to put into practice everything you have learned (you get the analogy ;D). Clearly the first few lessons will be a bit more complicated as you are not used to driving, so tip number 1 is to do as many lessons as possible even 2 hours at a time. When you are more confident that you will be able to drive the vehicle, then you can try to practise with a
companion (with experience of 10 years after completion and not older than 60 years, otherwise there will be problems with insurance in case of damage).
What are the most common mistakes during the practical test of the license?
In the case of the practice test with a manual shift machine (the most common), the most common mistake is made with the clutch and again the solution is to do as much exercise as possible to get used to the shifting motion. Another mistake made by many new drivers is not paying enough attention to the road.The most common mistakes are: crossing pedestrians and pedestrians, scaling the gear, remembering to use the arrows, checking rear-view mirrors and parking spaces.
Finally, the main advice during the fateful practice test is to stay calm and relaxed.. The examiner is aware of how stressful a driving test can be, so the important thing is not to panic, but to imagine that you are in the car with your driving instructor or a chaperone. So remember to pay attention to the road, to the signs and above all before you set off check that you have your seatbelt fastened and your lights and mirrors adjusted.