Passing your driving test can only be the result of excellent planning and driver training
Driver training will give you the skills however it is planning for the test that will be most important. The RSA Driving School has spearheaded the development of pre test training packages in Dublin with a revoluntionary program called RoadSkills
. Some of our instructors are ex-testers themselves
and together have developed the most comprehensive pre test driving packages available in Ireland
making the RSA Driving School the only realistic choice for your driver training.
There is a reason why our pupils pass the test and others do not
5 reasons people fail the test
- Insufficient knowledge of the driving test marking sheet
- Insufficient knowledge on how to match correct vehicle control with technical awareness and observation
- Not knowing the 4 separate parts to the driving test
- Not knowing what the tester would like to see on the test because of poor preparation
- Insufficient ability to show a level of consistency on the test to prove to the tester that you should hold a full license
Over the years we have identified 3 different type of pupil and how they approach their driving test.
1. The Organised Pupil
The organised pupil is the pupil who methodically goes about the planning and preparation of their test. They make contact usually 4-6 weeks prior to sitting their test. With no stress involved they take the test seriously and do what we advise in relation to making changes to their driving.
At this stage we cover the following:
- We give them practical demonstrations
- Explain how the marking sheet will be broken down
- The 4 different parts of the driving test itself
- How the tester speaks, thinks and how he or she sees things
- How to drive consistently for the duration of the test giving the tester the best possible view of how they drive every day.
This type of preparation is how they go about all exams they've sat throughout their lives and reflects on the type of person they are.
They are prepared to do and spend however much it takes to pass the test and understand that it costs €85 to reapply plus 2 penalty points if they are caught driving unaccompanied.
2. The Can't Commit Pupil
The uncommitted pupil has the best of intentions but with work and travel higher in their mind as priorities they just can't seem to find the time to put the effort in to get the work covered and information needed to comfortably pass the test. They usually make contact 1-2 weeks before the test and generally end up failing, have to spend €85 on a new application and have the continued threat of penalty points for driving unaccompanied
3. The Last Minute Pupil
The last minute pupil usually rings up 2 hours before the test or a day before the test pleading with us to give them driving lessons in Dublin
and hire of the car.
The excuses can vary but here are a few:
- I've been abroad and just got home
- I misread the letter and didn't realise the test was today
- My car just failed it's NCT...help
- I have been sick for the last 4 weeks
- I keep failing...I think the tester is prejudice
It's clear this type of pupil has not taken the driving test seriously or finds ways to blame circumstances out their control rather than admit the fault as their own
What type are you?
At the RSA Driving School we don't care what type you fall under. We are here to help you in whatever way we can, with whatever time you give us to get you to pass the test.
You need to understand that get back from the test what you are willing to put in!
Our approach is revolutionary and our results speak for themselves. We meticulously prepare each and every pupil where we have been given enough time to work with them. For those that can not commit to the lessons or leave things to the last minute, we help to give them the best possible chance to pass with emergency remedial lessons focusing on fixing the worst of their bad habits.