The second episode of The Driving Instructor Podcast is now available to download and listen. Click here to find your ideal platform or search wherever you listen to podcasts.
This episode I'm joined by driving instructor Phil Cowley, who runs Cowley's school of motoring and we're taking a deep dive into the driving test, looking at what happens when you first get into the car, what may occur during the test and even what to do when you've heard the (hopefully positive!) news.
Check out the Cowley's school of motoring website here and the YouTube channel here.
For a more brief overview of the test, check out episode one.
One of the areas we discuss on the episode are the 'show me, tell me' questions. You will be asked one of each by the driving test examiner and the best way to learn these is through practice. Don't wait until the day if your driving test to look under the bonnet for the first time. Make sure you're familiarising yourself with all the controls of the car well in advance of your test.
Don't just practice the ones you might get asked!
For example: the windscreen wipers are not included in the show me, tell questions, but you may well need to use them on your test, and beyond, so learn how to turn them on and off. Do they have speed control settings? Can you turn them onto automatic mode?
For the official DVSA's guide to the show me, tell me questions, click here.
We also discuss:
We also review Phil's local test centre and actually disagree for the first time in the show!
Check out Phil's top tips here.
If you listen to this episode on Spotify you can answer questions and respond to polls on each episode. Check out the Spotify episodes here.
If you have any questions about the driving test that you would like to be answered on the show, submit them below: