A driving instructor has explained what you need to do to make sure you are ready for your driving test.
The trained driving instructor, who has been helping people to get their driver’s license since 2009, shares numerous videos with his TikTok followers of more than 1.5 million users.
Pin Binning (@dgndriving) recently posted a video on the app where he reveals two things he thinks drivers should easily know before taking their driving test.
In the video, he said, “If my lane drivers can do both, I’ll tell them to book their driving test.”
He explained, “It’s not because of the maneuvers or your parking or anything like that.”
The TikToker admitted: “To be honest, you can learn all the maneuvers within one driving lesson.”
“Especially if you can do these two things that I’m going to tell you about – the first topic is for those who drive manual transmission cars, because in an automatic transmission it’s pretty easy.”
He continued, “The second issue affects both manual and automatic.”
1. Steep hills
For manual drivers, the instructor said you should be able to approach a steep, uphill intersection and keep the car under control.
“Without taking a step back or self-consciously stalling,” he added.
“That shows me you’re ready.”
The second thing people should understand before taking the driving test, which applies to both manual and automatic drivers, is knowing how to check their mirrors, he said.
“And judging a vehicle’s speed and distance while changing lanes on a roundabout,” Pin continued.
“Suppose you’re on a big, busy roundabout, turn right and take the third exit,” he gave as an example.
“You entered the roundabout in the right lane.”
The TikTok creator said: In this example, you’ll check your center and left mirror and see a vehicle once you reach the second exit.
“And you’re good at judging their speed and distance and whether it’s safe to cross lane or not,” he continued.
“Probably one of the most difficult skills and something that many learners struggle with.”
He encouraged viewers that if they can do both, it’s time to book their driving test.
The video received over 32,000 likes from TikTokers who found his advice helpful.
In the comments, one user admitted, “I have my test next week.”
They continued: “I had an issue with right turn priority and lanes at roundabouts. I hope I can improve them.” [before] the test.”
“These are basics,” said another TikTok user.
“The most important thing is that the examiner feels [safe] and it feels like you are driving comfortably and safely.