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How it all breaks down

Now you know how long overall it will take to get your licence, but how does that break down into each stage of the learning process? Below, we offer you an idea of how long each step will take, so that you can plan your exciting journey to become a fully-fledged driver.


Look Far Ahead: Car Driving Fast

Effective fast driving car drivers have prepared themselves to look as far ahead as could be expected under the circumstances while driving. You ought to do also. It will allow you to see risks and turns so as to respond appropriately. In case you’re looking at a corner as you enter it, you’re as of now past the point of no return.

You’ll apply a similar idea while imagining your “line” through a corner, keeping the choke consistent so your vehicle remains adjusted through the turn and applying more gas as you emerge from the turn. The further away the corner is, the more you can step on your accelerator.

Taking the test

On average, the practical driving test takes around 40 minutes, although it can be a bit longer depending on traffic. You will find out immediately whether you have passed or failed, so you’ll be able to head home straight away without hanging around for ages. 

You will usually be asked to book two-hours with your driving instructor. This will include the time it takes to get to the test centre, getting checked-in, taking the test and then getting home. You may also get a chance for some last-minute practice. 

Nobody wants to fail a driving test; with the right tips for passing first time, it’s possible that you’ll never experience this disappointment. However, statistics from the DVSA (June 2019) show that pass rates for a first attempt are about 50% for men and 43% for women, increasing slightly for the second attempt then dropping for subsequent tries. Keep in mind that if you do not pass first time, you’ll need to book another test, which may not be for several weeks or longer. While this might not sound reassuring, remember that the statistics we have sourced shows that most people get their licence within a year, regardless of number of attempts.

Knowing exactly what to expect on the day of your test can help to calm your nerves and give you the best chance of success. Read the Adrian Flux guide to passing your driving test

Turning a corner

This is probably the trickiest part, and the thing that I had the most trouble getting the hang of when I was doing my laps around Imola in the Aventador.

When you hit the point where you begin to turn the steering wheel, the braking should almost be complete and you’ll be pulling your foot off the pedal as you turn.

You want to turn the wheel and point towards the ‘apex’ of the corner (that’s the narrowest part of the curve). There’ll be a short bit of time between turning and hitting the apex – during this time Max recommends applying no accelerator and no brake.

You just glide through the tightest bit of the corner and then, as you come out of it, start to hit the gas and open up the steering wheel to get straight again.

If you can decipher the scribbles Max has made on the diagram here, you’ll see what I mean:

And here, in his own words, is how Max puts it:

And here, in his own words, is how Max puts it:

“You cannot accelerate before you turn. You need to start opening up the steering wheel and accelerate at the same time.”

“You need to be able to open up the steering wheel and then accelerate. This is the most important thing to remember not only with sports cars but with every type of car.”

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Part 2 – Driving the racing line

Now that you understand how to find the best line through a corner, the next step is to learn how to drive it quickly.

The theory test

Possibly the least exciting part of learning to drive is the theory test. But it’s got to be done and is vital to make sure you can drive safely.

It covers all the rules of the road and gauges how you’d act should you find yourself in specific hypothetical scenarios.

You can take driving lessons before your theory test; however, we strongly recommend you start revising or take your theory test before taking driving lessons.

Starting to practice early for your theory test will help you progress quicker with learning to drive. And you can focus more on practical driving instead of using driving time learning theory.

You can book your theory test online at gov.uk/book-theory-test. It will cost you £23, and you’ll need to provide your provisional driving licence number.

Revision can be a little boring, but some great apps and other resources are out there to help you get up to scratch.

Our advice is to take as many mock tests as possible to get used to the questions that might come up.

How does the theory test work?

The theory test is in two parts: multiple-choice questions and hazard perception. It’s all completed on a computer in exam conditions at the test centre.

The multiple-choice part takes up to 57 minutes, and the hazard perception part 14 minutes.

In the multiple-choice part, you’ll answer 45 questions to gauge your knowledge of the road rules and test your decision-making. For example, knowing who has the right of way at a roundabout or which lane you should be in when overtaking on a motorway.

There will then be a further five questions part of a case study. You will get a potential scenario you could face when on the road and a set of questions to determine how you’d respond.

So, get revising!

Young Car Driver has a handy step-by-step overview of what happens on the day of your driving theory test, so you can know what to expect.

How to Drive a Car Downhill / Slope?

In this section, we tell you how to drive car on s

In this section, we tell you how to drive car on slope, which is some of the trickiest things for new car drivers.

  • While driving downhill, never apply brakes but use engine-braking to slow down. Overuse of brakes while going downhill would lead to increased wear and tear, and ultimately, brake failure.
  • When parking your car on an uphill gradient, use the parking brake and leave your car in first gear.
  • Similarly, when parking your car on a downhill, use the parking brakes and leave the gearlever in reverse position.
  • Never turn off the engine or put the gear in a neutral position while going downhill as it gets difficult to control the vehicle

Active Learning

Once you’ve decided on what you want to learn, discovered your learning style and understood the different learning stages, you’ll be ready to move into active learning.

This is where you engage in both practical and theoretical learning, putting you in the best possible position for learning rapidly and successfully.

Let me give you an example to illustrate this process in action:

You want to learn how to play drums, perhaps for fun, perhaps as a potential career — or perhaps both!

Whether you choose to work with a personal drum tutor or learn from books and videos, the key element will be to have access to a drum kit so you can regularly practice and develop your drumming skills. This kit could be in your home or it might be in a rehearsal space that you have access to once or twice a week.

Theory plus practical application is a powerful combination that will help you develop your skills and knowledge in the quickest possible time, whether this is drumming, coding or swimming, etc.

Of course, with the advent of YouTube and online courses, many people nowadays choose to self-learn. This has the benefit of being cheaper and on-demand. In other words, you can learn when and where you want to, rather than having to go to a specific place at a specific time.

This gives you freedom to learn new things without impacting on your current work and social schedules.

Our article 9 Remote Learning Tips for Efficient Learning will help you to get started.

If you do choose self-learning, try to at least find a knowledgeable friend to buddy up to ensure that you’re on the right track. For instance, if you’re thinking of taking an online Spanish language class; try to take advantage of any Spanish-speaking friends to test out your conversational skills.

For inspiration on what new things to learn — including advice on finding your life purpose — check out our helpful article: 7 Powerful Questions To Find Out What You Want To Do With Your Life

Hand position

Firstly, and quickly, the best hand position.

I remember being taught as a teenager that your hands should be at the 10 and 2 position on the wheel. Max thinks you actually get a lot more control, particularly at high speed, with your hands at the 9 and 3 position.

In case you don’t know what I mean, the image below shows you what you should be doing.


Focus on your breathing. Just 5 minutes a day, 4 times a week is scientifically proven to create better memory.

Attention paid to breathing will lower most of your resistances to learning and make everything easier.

You can also use your meditation time to walk through the Memory Palace Networks you create. As memory expert Boris Konrad has explained, active recall is essential for memory formation. What better way to practice it than when you’re already using meditation to stack the chips in your favor?

Understand the Different Learning Styles

Different people learn differently. Some like to be shown how to do something, others learn better by reading about their chosen topic.

While Vanderbilt University recognizes more than 70 different learning styles, there are actually just 4 main styles that you need to be aware of:

1. Visual (Spatial) Learning Style

The visual learning style is best suited to individuals who like to watch videos and like to see presentations that are embedded with pictures, charts and graphs.

They are learners who learn best by seeing (e.g. through photos, video or PowerPoint presentations).

2. Auditory (Aural) Learning Style

The auditory learning style is best suited to individuals who like to listen to lectures and audio books. These learners find it easy to learn what they hear.

These are learners who learn best by hearing (e.g. through podcasts and audiobooks).

3. Reading/Writing Learning Style

The reading/writing learning style is best suited to — as you’d expect — people who enjoy reading and writing. That’s because the words they read and write become easily imprinted on their minds.

These learners learn best by reading and writing (e.g. through books, magazines and websites).

4. Kinesthetic (Physical) Learning Style

The kinesthetic learning style is best suited to people who like to get “hands on.”

They are learners who learn best by moving and doing (e.g. starting to learn to drive by getting behind the wheel).

How to Drive a Automatic Car?

Many car drivers in India that have been driving m

Many car drivers in India that have been driving manual transmission-equipped cars all their lives wonder how to drive an automatic car. Mostly, automatic cars are much easier to drive, simply because there’s no need to operate a clutch.

  • To start driving an automatic car, ensure the gear lever position is N (Neutral)
  • Next, step on the brake pedal and turn the ignition on.
  • Slot the gear lever into D (Drive) mode and start releasing the brake pedal.
  • As the car starts moving forward, use your right foot to operate the accelerator and brake to control the speed.
  • The left foot should be kept rested at all times and one shouldn’t use it to apply brakes.
  • Also, while parking, make sure to leave the car in P position and apply the handbrake to prevent it from rolling forward or backwards when parked on a slope.

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Sit properly: Fast Car Driving

Probably the greatest misstep new drivers make is sitting inaccurately in their vehicle. Fortunately, it’s one of the principal things any driving instructor will instruct you.The primary element you have to maintain is the position of your legs. Start by pushing your brake and clutch pedals to the furthest limit of their movement run. Your leg ought to be simply bent. Push your seat ahead or back to locate the sweet spot.

Next, you have to locate the right position for your hands on the wheel. To do this, lay your wrists on the head of the wheel. Your arms ought to be somewhat bowed and comfortable. Utilize the leaning back features on your seat to locate the right position.

Presently, you’ll have to change the stature at which you’re sitting. Lower your seat as low as could be expected under the circumstances while as yet having the option to adequately observe out of the windshield. This lessens the vehicle’s focal point of gravity. Furthermore, in all honesty, you’ll have the option to feel  the street better with your body., if your vehicle’s seats are furnished with supports, adjust them so you would not be sliding around while taking sharp corners.

Your brain learning to drive in new places

When you’re learning to drive in a new place, everything can be unfamiliar. However, it isn’t simply that you get better at navigating that new area. Rather, your brain just got better and more efficient in allocating resources. One study looked at how the brain works when learning to drive in new places by using and looking at brain scans of people who were asked to do a simple, easy visual task twice a day for an entire month. The researchers learned that the participants only needed to pay attention actively the first two days before the task became ingrained. Once the participants got the hang of things, they stopped paying attention completely and other parts of their brain took over. Nevertheless, they still performed the tasks just as well as they did when they were focused the first two days. This is probably because the brain is working to filter out the background noise and anything that might distract from the task at hand.

What does that all mean? By the time you know the new route to drive, your brain can get you there on autopilot. It can do so by keeping you from getting distracted by needless details along the way. It kind of counters itself out because instead of working to plan out the route and get us there, it’s working on keeping everything else out.

General note

All of the above guidance depends on your driving style and the car you’re using. You will not be able to use all the power of a Bugatti Veyron or McLaren F1 until you’re completely in a straight line, however if you’re in a lighter less powerful car you can apply the gas much closer to the apex point. It’s very rare to achieve the perfect corner, it takes knowledge of the track and the car and a great deal of practice!


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