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Pre-test

MOCK DRIVING TESTServing Galway city Westside / Flannery’s Hotel, Loughrea, and Tuam test centres, COMFORT Driving School offers pre-test assessment as part of your driver/rider training which gives you a clear idea of your own driving ability.

This assessment is in the form of a mock test, which uses the same format as the actual test. As this is graded using the exact marking scheme as the actual test, it is useful in providing an accurate evaluation of your driving ability. It also further prepares you for taking your test by placing you in a test scenario, which can help to reduce the daunting factor of the actual test.

TIPS TO PASS THE DRIVING TEST?

Allow plenty of time to take good instruction well before the test.  Take constructive criticism as a positive step. You may have driven a lot of miles but you may not meet the technicalities of the testing standards.  You may have picked up bad habits and developed your own style of driving.

Your examiner is looking at your MSPSL (mirrors, signal, position, speed, look) or IPSGA (information, position, speed, gear, acceleration from ROADCRAFT Police drivers/riders handbook). You can follow either of the two systems of driving or riding but you must be within the system to convince the examiner that you have taken good training, delivering consistency in your driving.

Sequential gear change ( going down one gear at a time) is not the only accepted method by RSA Ireland, block change (skipping the intermediate) is also acceptable. If you are comfortable matching the engine speed and the road speed, you can change down from 4th to 2nd, 3rd to 1st, and yes it is good for the gearbox. It may vary in icy conditions  – brakes to slow gears to go!! Avoid unjustified coasting of clutch or in neutral.

Every single person who has completed our beginners’ course has passed the driving test the first time.

Many intelligent people who are driving for many years have failed their driving test many times. It’s all about your attitude. You may be an expert in your own chosen field but your instructor knows your weak points within 5-10 minutes. If you are not willing to listen, your money is wasted.

Being an instructor, examiner, and assessor, I have never stopped learning. I learn something new every day and this encourages me to upgrade my qualifications all the time.

SCHOOL CARS-Petrol or Diesel,  BIG or SMALL, Skoda Octavia 1.9Tdi, Hyundai Accent 1.3 Automatic or 2007 Nissan Micra 1.2 manual

SCHOOL BIKES- Honda or Suzuki 49cc, 125cc, 250cc, 400cc, 600cc TO 1100cc BIKES AVAILABLE FOR TRAINING AND TESTS.