Taking a mock driving test is a great way to get ready for a real Driving Test. The learner driver can get a feel of what the driving test will be like, and the instructor can see how the learner handles challenging situations when driving independently. Even if the learner makes enough faults to fail the mock test, it will identify which skills are up to standard and which need to be improved. In this video we have filmed a full mock test with Annabel, who is doing well with her lessons and wants to find out how close to test standard she is. As always, please consider subscribing to our channel so you are notified when we upload a new video – and if you have any questions about mock tests then comment below. We try and conduct a mock test in a similar way to a real driving test, to make it realistic. On a real test the examiner would check the candidates driving licence, test their eyesight, explain the format of the test, and then ask a ‘tell me’ question. To save time we’ll just get straight to the start of the actual driving. Let’s start our engine, and we’ll have a drive. Annabel makes excellent use of her mirrors and signals on this roundabout. Annabel should have kept to the right lane on this roundabout. Well done for not blocking the pedestrian crossing here. If the pedestrian crossing isn’t clear, we must stop and wait – even if the traffic light is green. To keep the mock test realistic, we don’t chat as much as on a normal driving lesson. On a real test the examiner may keep fairly quiet, they’re probably trying not to distract you from concentrating on your driving. This roundabout is large and has a national speed limit, so we must be careful when entering it. The national speed limit still applies on this narrow road, but Annabel has wisely reduced her speed to well below the limit. We might need to be patient when pulling away on a busy road, but we must remember to check our blind spots before moving off. After driving on faster roads it can be easy to accidentally speed once back in a 30mph zone – but Annabel controls her speed nicely here. If the sat-nav is misleading or confusing the examiner will normally give verbal instructions. If you’re not sure at any point, it’s OK to ask them where you need to go. Notice the solid line of the left of the road – it’s easy to miss faded lines like this and drive on the wrong part of the road. No faults for Annabel here. We should always check our side mirrors before changing lanes, even if we are going around a parked car. If we spot danger close behind us, such as an overtaking motorbike we could brake or stop our car to prevent a collision. This is called an angled start, and every driving test should include one, as it tests the drivers car control and observation skills. Todays mock test is going well so far. This is usually the first time that a learner has driven on their own for this long – and even completing the route is a big milestone, and shows the progress they have made. The parallel park manoeuvre went very well, but Annabel drove onto the pavement just beforehand. On a real test we would probably get away with rubbing the kerb, but mounting the pavement will always be marked as a serious fault. It might seem pointless to keep stopping and starting, but the examiner needs to see that you can pull away safely with good car control and observation. Double-parked streets like this can be a challenge, as there is often oncoming traffic to deal with. Mat stopped the car with his dual controls there, as our car was too close to the parked car. We should try to give a metre gap, and only go a little closer if we really have to. If the examiner steps in to prevent a situation getting too dangerous, it will be recorded as a dangerous fault. That bump was just a sunken drain cover, so there is no fault recorded but it is a good reminder to stay away from the edge of the road. Annabel knows that she will need the right lane to go ahead at the next roundabout, so is getting into lane in good time. We’re almost back to the test car park now, and it’s best to be patient if we’re not sure of crossing in front of oncoming traffic. Annabel didn’t pass her mock driving test today, but it has still been a useful experience. It allows her to see what skills are up to standard, and also those we will need to work on before attempting a real driving test. Thanks very much to Annabel for allowing us to film her driving today, and if you have your own mock test soon – good luck! If you found this video interesting, then please visit our channel as there are over 100 more tutorial videos to help you improve your driving. If you would like to help us make new videos, then please consider becoming a member or patron of our channel. Thanks for watching!