6 Golden Tips to Pass Your Test
1. Relax Your Concentration!
If you force yourself to concentrate, you will become tired quickly. Devoting too much attention to routines will result in “forced concentration” and may even result in a poor drive especially during your driving test. Routines are important of course, but only if they are used appropriately. Explore with your driving instructor ways to relax your concentration during your driving lessons or use some of the ideas I have listed below.
2. Observe Naturally!
Let your observation “flow” in a natural way. Bust the myths like “show the tester that you are checking the mirrors”. If you make too many “deliberate” head movements, it’s more likely that the driving tester will fault you for poor observation. Let’s face it, if your spending too long looking in your mirrors, your general observation will have to suffer. Practise observing naturally during your pretest driving lessons and ask your driving instructor to support you by highlighting good observation and areas for improvement.
3. Take in the Big Picture!
Think about it, if your vision is low you will only take in a limited amount of the information that’s available. That means that you will have less time to deal with all the stuff that’s happening! Create more time for yourself to react. When learning to drive, ask your driving instructor to help you to scan effectively- to take in the bigger picture. If you work on this during your EDT Driving Lessons and pretest lessons, you will have a much-improved chance of passing your test first time!
4. Act Safely on What You See!
During your driving test, ask yourself “What’s the safest thing to do here?” – It sounds obvious doesn’t it? However, many driving test candidates are more concerned about what they think the tester would “like” them to do instead of acting safely on what they see. During your mock tests with your Approved Driving Instructor, practise this technique so that you are making decisions based on safe progress. Then during your driving test, repeat naturally!
5. Let Your Car Do Some Work!
Know your car! If you are using your own car or if you are hiring your driving instructor’s car for your test, know what it can do and what it can’t do! Make sure you understand the technology that’s available and use it to help you during your test. Ask your driving instructor to explain or demonstrate all the driving assistance technology that you have. Let the car do some work for you!
6. Have a Coping Strategy!
Nerves are natural but if they “take over” during your test your performance will suffer. During your driving lessons and especially during pretests and mock tests, explore with your driving instructor strategies to help you cope with test nerves. These may include pre-test mindfulness techniques and /or “mind tricks” during the test itself. These instant fixes can get you back on track quickly and help you pass. You will then be able to enjoy the independence and freedom of a full driving licence!
Colm Branigan is the first Irish Driving Instructor to become a Qualified Driving Coach. Firstly, he will put YOU at the centre of the learning process. Furthermore, he will facilitate your learning in an atmosphere that is both conducive and creative, allowing you to unleash your potential.
Colm has over 25 years’ experience in the driver training industry. He is an Approved Driving Instructor with the Road Safety Authority (RSA-ADI) and a registered RoSPA Advanced Driving Trainer in Ireland. As a result of his experience and his extensive qualifications, his driving school is ideally placed to help you with Driving Lessons Dublin North. Above all, his knowledge and understanding of driving and training will help you enjoy the benefits of improved driving skills and confidence.
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“I thoroughly enjoyed Colm’s style of teaching, his calm and composed nature to teaching along with his concise communication skills make him an excellent driving instructor. He was great at putting me at ease and provided excellent coping and road awareness techniques all of which I believe have helped shape me into a very competent and safe fully licensed driver. I know if I had originally started my lessons with Colm I would have come away with a first-time pass but luckily we worked together and I achieved my pass second time around. I truly put the credit into his expert tuition, guidance and his patience in helping me address my frustrations.”
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“Unlike other driving instructors who only focus on what gear you should be in, Colm focuses on what frame of mind you should be in. My driving lessons with Colm completely changed my approach to driving. I used to constantly worry about the gear stick and clutch. However, Colm taught me how to calmly approach each driving situation. As a result, there was a massive improvement in my driving and my confidence behind the wheel. I went from 15 grade 2’s and 1 grade 3 in my first test to just 5 grade 2’s second time round. I would highly recommend Colm, his lessons and style of teaching instilled in me a belief that I would succeed.”
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“I own a BIG thank you to Colm Branigan for the coaching approach that he took during my driving lessons with him, Colm helped me to understand the reason behind each of the mistakes and bad habits that I was making during my driving. His approach gave me the opportunity to own the learning process and the results of each of my steps/moves I took during driving on the road. I really value the way Colm shared his knowledge with me by encouraging me to figure out the best solution/approach in to each difficult/unexpected situation. That way I still remember each of those moments very well and apply the best solutions in every day driving.”
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Driving Instructor Colm Branigan has run his driving school in Dublin since 1996. He delivers expert driving lessons and pretests to help you to pass your driving test. Colm has taught thousands of local customers to learn to drive over the years. You can read over 250 Customer Reviews to see what his past (passed!) pupils have to say.
Colm is the first RSA Approved Driving Instructor to become a Qualified Driving Coach. His experience and qualifications ensure that you are put at the centre of the learning process. He specialises in Client-Centred Learning which guarantees you an exceptional driving lesson experience.
Colm delivers a suite of car driving lesson services to suit your every need.
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Colm Branigan Driving School is based in Dublin North and his unique success-based training methods mean that you will enjoy the benefits of learning how to drive and passing your test in record time!
If you are looking for driving lessons in Dublin North, then Colm Branigan Driving School must be your first and only choice.
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Colm delivers lessons in many locations across Dublin including:
- Griffith Avenue
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Colm will help you to achieve the independence and freedom of getting your full licence. He delivers specialist pretest driving lessons and mock tests for the Finglas and Raheny Test Centres.
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He also offers a driving test car hire service in Dublin North, this package which includes pretest lessons is available those who have reached driving test standard. Colm’s driving school car is a brand new 201D Manual Ford Focus Hatch Petrol.
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If you are learning to drive in Dublin North and looking for EDT driving lessons or need help to pass your driving test, contact Colm Branigan Driving School on 087 6324006 or visit our Facebook Page for special offers and updates!
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Driver Coaching helps you achieve success. Due to his specialist coaching skill sets, Colm Branigan will deliver driving lessons that will put you at the centre of the learning process. Furthermore, he will pay exquisite attention to your needs and help you unlock your potential by maximizing your strengths while helping you develop those areas in need in improvement. He will create an atmosphere that will help you to raise your awareness and responsibility. Two of the most noteworthy skills to drive your success.