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    My son has his driving theory test on Monday and hasn't started preparing for it. Any tips as to how he can prepare well for it in such a short period of time. Many thanks

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    He's going to defo want to google sites that have the sort of questions involved in the test. Plus look for sites with hazard perception videos as I wouldn't recommend going into your real test without knowing fully what to expect with them. Something like this... billplant.co.uk/haz…php

    If he has a library card then he can log online to the most up to date hazard perception and theory tests and practise them all for free .
    Linked to my local area, but I believe all libraries do this now,
    essexlibraries.theorytestpro.co.uk/lib…drp
    My son is using it at the moment.
    Edited by: "tinkerbellian" 8th Oct 2016

    Theory Test Pro << Use local library details if you have a card. If he does this repeatedly and remembers the answers he will pass, majority of questions are from this!

    Good luck

    Im probably going to be down-voted for this but it needs to be said.

    If he is ignorant and too lazy to prepare for something like that he deserves to fail and frankly should not be allowed to drive until he changes his mentality. There is also no excuse that he did not have time to prepare. theory tests can be rebooked quite easily to give time to prepare
    He will be driving a 2tonne vehicle which can (and does) kill if used inappropriately. There is already so many idiot drivers that dont even know basic road signs (http://highwaysmagazine.co.uk/drivers-failing-to-understand-road-signs/). he has 2 days, it would be an understatement to say that its not enough time to learn the highway code, road signs and other road rules.
    Edited by: "mattsk" 8th Oct 2016

    mattsokolinski

    Im probably going to be down-voted for this but it needs to be said.If he … Im probably going to be down-voted for this but it needs to be said.If he is ignorant and too lazy to prepare for something like that he deserves to fail and frankly should not be allowed to drive until he changes his mentality. There is also no excuse that he did not have time to prepare. theory tests can be rebooked quite easily to give time to prepareHe will be driving a 2tonne vehicle which can (and does) kill if used inappropriately. There is already so many idiot drivers that dont even know basic road signs (http://highwaysmagazine.co.uk/drivers-failing-to-understand-road-signs/). he has 2 days, it would be an understatement to say that its not enough time to learn the highway code, road signs and other road rules.



    ​I think that's the most up voted comment I've ever seen. Well said.

    mattsokolinski

    Im probably going to be down-voted for this but it needs to be said.If he … Im probably going to be down-voted for this but it needs to be said.If he is ignorant and too lazy to prepare for something like that he deserves to fail and frankly should not be allowed to drive until he changes his mentality. There is also no excuse that he did not have time to prepare. theory tests can be rebooked quite easily to give time to prepareHe will be driving a 2tonne vehicle which can (and does) kill if used inappropriately. There is already so many idiot drivers that dont even know basic road signs (http://highwaysmagazine.co.uk/drivers-failing-to-understand-road-signs/). he has 2 days, it would be an understatement to say that its not enough time to learn the highway code, road signs and other road rules.


    Nothing wrong with talking common sense - I can only imagine keyboard warriors/trolls would thumb down such a precise and factually accurate statement

    Great post

    mattsokolinski

    Im probably going to be down-voted for this but it needs to be said.If he … Im probably going to be down-voted for this but it needs to be said.If he is ignorant and too lazy to prepare for something like that he deserves to fail and frankly should not be allowed to drive until he changes his mentality. There is also no excuse that he did not have time to prepare. theory tests can be rebooked quite easily to give time to prepareHe will be driving a 2tonne vehicle which can (and does) kill if used inappropriately. There is already so many idiot drivers that dont even know basic road signs (http://highwaysmagazine.co.uk/drivers-failing-to-understand-road-signs/). he has 2 days, it would be an understatement to say that its not enough time to learn the highway code, road signs and other road rules.



    What a shame that people don't say things like this more often. Chapeau Sir.

    mattsokolinski

    Im probably going to be down-voted for this but it needs to be said.If he … Im probably going to be down-voted for this but it needs to be said.If he is ignorant and too lazy to prepare for something like that he deserves to fail and frankly should not be allowed to drive until he changes his mentality. There is also no excuse that he did not have time to prepare. theory tests can be rebooked quite easily to give time to prepareHe will be driving a 2tonne vehicle which can (and does) kill if used inappropriately. There is already so many idiot drivers that dont even know basic road signs (http://highwaysmagazine.co.uk/drivers-failing-to-understand-road-signs/). he has 2 days, it would be an understatement to say that its not enough time to learn the highway code, road signs and other road rules.



    Well said

    mattsokolinski

    Im probably going to be down-voted for this but it needs to be said.If he … Im probably going to be down-voted for this but it needs to be said.If he is ignorant and too lazy to prepare for something like that he deserves to fail and frankly should not be allowed to drive until he changes his mentality. There is also no excuse that he did not have time to prepare. theory tests can be rebooked quite easily to give time to prepareHe will be driving a 2tonne vehicle which can (and does) kill if used inappropriately. There is already so many idiot drivers that dont even know basic road signs (http://highwaysmagazine.co.uk/drivers-failing-to-understand-road-signs/). he has 2 days, it would be an understatement to say that its not enough time to learn the highway code, road signs and other road rules.



    ​well said
    Op tell your son not to bother would be best all around

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    stefromuk

    ​well said Op tell your son not to bother would be best all around



    Thanks for your help! He has not been ignorant or lazy, he has had a really busy couple of weeks completing his application to get into university which is his FUTURE and forget to rebook it. I don't need your useless comment on ​how good the post was. The voting system is there for a reason.

    Tell him on hazard perception, it's better to click to often than not enough! They say you get disqualified for it but I clicked s*** loads of times and passed with flying colours!

    I used and have two pdf books that I used for the theory test. Very useful.
    1. Hazard perception
    2. Highway code

    mattsokolinski

    he has 2 days, it would be an understatement to say that its not enough … he has 2 days, it would be an understatement to say that its not enough time to learn the highway code, road signs and other road rules.


    Without he is an extremely slow reader, has a memory of a sieve and lacks all common sense it is plenty of time.

    The highway code itself is a quick read, even making notes your looking at a hour or so max.
    The multiple choice practise can be done in 30 minutes without any trouble, 5 hours and your looking at 10-15 practice tests which should have you hitting the pass rate constantly.
    Hazard perception is easier the less experienced you are. If he has had any lessons or sat in the front passenger seat paying attention he should be pretty much there. Hand full of practice tests and he should be getting the pass rate pretty easily.

    In 8hours with a copy of the highway code and he theory DVDs or app he should have a damn good chance of passing

    Answer all the questions right

    Sorry, couldn't resist

    mattsokolinski

    he has 2 days, it would be an understatement to say that its not enough … he has 2 days, it would be an understatement to say that its not enough time to learn the highway code, road signs and other road rules.

    TheRatedSeller

    Thanks for your help! He has not been ignorant or lazy, he has had a … Thanks for your help! He has not been ignorant or lazy, he has had a really busy couple of weeks completing his application to get into university which is his FUTURE and forget to rebook it. I don't need your useless comment on ​how good the post was. The voting system is there for a reason.


    trying to memorise something and understanding it are two opposite things. imaging a doctor or air pilot passing an exam based on this principle.



    its not about useless comments. how much is the test now? 35quid? would you prefer to pay extra 35 or see your kid paying ticket fines or eithee behind the bars or at the graveyard because he rushed his theory.
    insurance premiums for under 25's are expensive for a reason.


    Edited by: "mattsk" 8th Oct 2016

    To be fair seems to me late on a Saturday is cutting it fine to pass what is an important part of the driving qualification. maybe he should postpone it till he has time managed some study periods. He did have the Summer holidays to practise but it is what it is.
    I m guessing he s 17 and applying to Uni for next year, as my daughter is too. He has till January to put his applications in so maybe time management is the issue.
    Do him a favour and offer to pay for a later theory test, the half terms coming and he ll be able to study for it.
    Of course if you don't think it's important to pass it with knowledge rather than luck, then maybe university isn't the best route. After all no one gets a degree by luck, it's by putting in the effort.
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