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Articles, tips and videos to help you pass the UK Driving test, affordable driving lessons and a driving instructor's blog based in Mill Hill, London.

DSA Despatch Magazine for Learner Drivers 2011/04/25, 15:55
DSA Despatch Magazine for Learner Drivers

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Driving Test failed for not using Bus Lane 2010/12/02, 14:33
Driving Test failed for not using Bus Lane

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BSM driving school on BBC Watchdog 2010/11/15, 07:40
BSM driving school on BBC Watchdog

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Driving Test - Going through narrow gates 2010/10/15, 18:21
Driving Test - Going through narrow gates

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Independent Driving - I cant read! 2010/10/05, 23:55
Independent Driving - I cant read!

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Driving test any error could be serious 2010/09/28, 15:23
Driving test any error could be serious

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Failed driving test on maneuvers 2010/09/16, 12:56
Failed driving test on maneuvers

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Failed driving test emerging at junction 2010/07/26, 02:26
Failed driving test emerging at junction

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Driving Test Games are Fun 2008/12/12, 10:08
Driving Test Games are Fun

Are you currently learning to drive and looking for <b>driving test games</b> to help you pass the practical driving exam, then let me give you some advice. You can't use online <b>driving test games</b> to prepare properly for a driving test, and I'll explain the reasons why.<br /><br /><script src="http://flash.revver.com/player/1.0/player.js?mediaId:1074845;affiliateId:160429;backColor:#000000;frontColor:#ffffff;gradColor:#000000;width:280;height:192;" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><br />A practical driving test or examination is designed to examine your psychomotor skills used to control a car, and free <b>Driving Test Games</b> be it an online parking game, a game console driving software or DVD based video game will not be able to total test these skills and how you use them as will happen when you are in the car with the driving examiner or instructor. Take a typical example of speeding during a driving test, the driving examiner doesn't even need to look at the speedometer to know if the speed you are driving at is appropriate for the prevailing conditions, as the closeness of the car to obstacles, the speed at which signs go by, and just the sensational feeling of motion all add up to give an overall picture of what the driver is doing. No <b>driving test game</b> can simulate that feeling of motion, so if you have a problem with speeding while driving, then using a free online driving game is not going to help you solve it.<br /><br /><h3>Driving Test Parking Game</h3><br /><object width="325" height="244"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/xqh-_Hav6MU&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param></object><br />During a driving test, you can be expected to carry out one or two parking exercises, so it is no surprise that learner drivers look for help with these exercises including driving test parking games either online or those available for games consoles or computers. Again while a driving game might allow you to learn and master the theory of the parking exercise, carrying it out in a car with a driving examiner sitting next to you is a different kettle of fish that you can't practise in the comfort of your home. By all means use <b>driving test games</b> to build up your knowledge of the theory behind the driving test, but don't ever think of using software or online driving games as a replacement for practise time in the car with a driving instructor.<br /><br />Here in the UK we have the Hazard Perception Test as part of our driving test, this is no more that a <b>driving test game</b>, as in my experience as a driving instructor, I have found out that it doesn't really help pupils when they are out in the car and dealing with real life situations, so this just goes to show that a cheap computer game can't really simulate real life driving test conditions.<br /><br /></iframe><br /><br /><br />If you are preparing for a driving examination, I hope that you do pass it and gain that freedom to control a car without supervision, in the meantime minimise the time spent on those online computer <b>driving test games</b>!<br /><br /><br /><h2>Online Driving Test Games</h2><br /><b><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ukadi.co.uk/2008/06/driving-test-games.html">Driving test games</a></b> are a very good fun way of passing away time while at the same time being of a limited educational way of preparing for the <b>driving test</b>, but unless you are just using free online driving test games to prepare just for the DSA theory test, then you need to be very careful with these simulated driving tuition games if you are serious about passing the practical driving examination.<br /><br />I was watching a gadgets show tv progamme the other day where as an experiment they were comparing the driving skills of one of the presenters who was very good at various driving games consoles (xbox 360, nintendo, sony playstation) with that of a rally driving school instructor and they had a race. The driving games guru had no practical driving experience, but had used things like the XBox 360 with various steering attachments and pedals with feedback control and thought that this was enough for him to give him an edge in the real driving world against the rally school driving instructor who had never used an online driving game or other games console before.<br /><br />The rally driver won of course, but the online driving games guru came a close sencond and did very well for someone with no practical driving experience. Now someone watching that progamme might be thinking that if he could do it, then there is no harm in me trying to pass the practical driving test by using a free or paid online driving test games website.<br /><br /><h2>Driving test games and the real world</h2><div><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000NWJLS2?ie=UTF8&tag=ukdrscpathdrt-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B000NWJLS2">