Tips For Driving Test Nerves

Tips for Driving Test Nerves

Here are some hints and tips from other learner drivers about how they overcame driving test nerves:

  • Think of all the good times that you’re going to have when you pass your test.
  • Imagine that you’re a taxi driver and you’re taking someone home and have to follow their directions.
  • Chill out with friends before your test to help relax.
  • Chewing on chewing gum.
  • Have a positive attitude – “I will try my best but if I fail then at least I’ve tried”
  • Don’t have a big meal before your test – it will make you feel sluggish and tired.
  • Hypnotherapy.
  • Ask your instructor to sit in on your test – A familiar face in the car can make you feel more at ease.
  • Don’t tell everybody when your test is!
  • Eat a bowl of porridge before your test.
  • Listen to music before your test.


If you’ve found a great way to overcome driving test nerves, why not let us know!