You’re probably wondering why you haven’t heard from me in a while? I’ve been head down in books revising for my driving Theory Test. Well, actually, I looked at the books the night before. I’ve been having tuition an hour every week, driving around Ipswich and learning about all the hazards of urban areas.
I didn’t do what most of my schoolmates did, taking their theory and driving tests during A-levels, most importantly because I couldn’t afford the tuition fees. Not only am I taking the lessons out of interest, but it helps that I will be able to drive; there should be more employment opportunities as well (but no guarantees!).
Driving lessons helped me to prepare for the theory test questions and the hazard perception test; during the latter stage the computer shows you a few movie clips of real situations and it is basically scored on your response time, which you’ll soon pick up during driving lessons.
I bet it’s been bugging you to know whether or not I passed? Well, I passed both sections of the theory test; the theory questions were relatively easy, and I had downloaded a few apps for my phone to help me with the hazard perception test, so simply applying my newly-acquired quick response times to the official test videos helped a lot.
Now, it’s time to relax a little bit, book my practical test, enjoy the sun, and congratulate myself with a pint of ale.