We have partnered with the Theory Test Pro website.
Anyone can use a limited version of this site, but as a Paul Sharp School of Motoring pupil, you can get access to the full site. It contains an extensive question set, and close to 50 practice hazard perception clips. It also allows us to monitor your progress, and to help you in areas where you’re struggling. This service is free to our pupils, but if you want or need more, we can do theory work in car.
The best advice we can give you about the theory test is…
Take it seriously! It’s not just common sense. Many of the questions you will be asked will require knowledge of the rules of the road. Knowing those rules will not only make it more likely that you will pass your test, they will help you to become a better driver too. The more self motivated revision you put in, the more your scores wlll improve.
The rules are changing. From some time next year, learner drivers will be able to drive on motorways. This has to be with a qualified instructor, and it has to be in a dual controlled car. These limitations are exactly what I’d have suggested, and I agree both with the changes in the rules, and with the limitations that go with those changes.
We would like to make sure you’re at a reasonable standard before you do motorway driving, so if we’ve not met you before, please be aware that if we feel it wouldn’t be safe to get onto the motorway, we may have to spend a bit of time making sure you had both the control, the understanding, and enough confidence to do it without scaring anyone.
These lessons will be charged at our normal rate. Ideally either a 90 minute or 2 hour session.
The M53 is a brilliant resource for people wanting to learn how to drive on motorways. It’s big and wide, with freeflowing junctions, and apart from rush hour, is quite lightly used. Until you get towards Ellesmere Port anyway.
You’re driving down a road at 30 mph. Ahead of you, you see two squirrels chasing each other around a tree and the grass verge. Suddenly, first one then the other run across the road right in front of you.
This happened to my pupil the other day. She hit the brakes and stopped. It wasn’t the best thing to do, although apart from some raised adrenaline levels, nothing bad happened.
So what would you do?