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Course Structure

Good Luck Driving Schools shall guide you every step of the way through to finally taking your driving test.
When figuring out how to drive there are an assortment of driving methods, moves and rules you should rehearse altogether to dominate the craftsmanship and at last persuade your driving educator and test inspector that you are protected out and about.

Knowledge of your vehicles basic workings and mechanics through to how to check the oil, water levels, tyre pressure and tread depth and how to check that your brake, headlights, indicators and reversing lights are all working correctly

What to do when getting into you vehicle. ensuring the seat and mirrors are positioned correctly, checking dashboard warning lights etc before getting ready to move off

How to put the car into gear, signalling and what blind spots to check before you disengage the handbrake, the clutch and start to accelerate an move out of you parking space

How to safely use the clutch and changing up and down through the gears to control your speed

In a controlled and safe manner

How to position the car when arriving at junctions, traffic lights Pedestrian crossings or hazards

In a controlled and safe manner

From junctions, once again blind spot and mirror checks and preparing to turn into a road safely

Teaching you how to parallel and reverse park into spaces or car parking bays

We teach you and then practice how to safely join emerging junctions and cross roads

We teach you how to approach a roundabout how to enter a roundabout and the correct signalling procedure when going round a roundabout.

Maintaining speed overtaking and accelerating a decelerating

What is a hazard how to react to hazards and prepare before a potential hazard is realised.

How to perform an emergency stop safely.

How to drive safely in rain snow and icy conditions


Your driving test will cover many of the following areas if you have knowledge and experience in these areas you will pass your driving test.

  •   The Highway Code
  •   Know Your Traffic Signs
  •   Vehicle Handbook
  •   Other Traffics
  •   Signals
  •   DSSSM
  •   Driving Position
  •   Head Restraints
  •   Seat Belts
  •   Doors
  •   Gears And Handbrake Safety Check
  •   Mirrors
  •   Order Of Adjustment
  •   Mirror Adjustment, Including Anti-Dazzle
  •   Variety Of Seat Adjustments
  •   POWER (Petrol - Oil - Water - Electrics - Rubber)
  •   Daily And Weekly Vehicle Checks
  •   Head Restraints
  •   Service Intervals
  •   Doors
  •   Gears And Handbrake Safety Check
  •   Planning For Journeys
  •   Clear Windscreens
  •   MSM And PSL
  •   Observation And Blind Spots
  •   Control And Co-Ordination
  •   On Level And On Gradient
  •   At Angle And Straight Ahead
  •   Co-Ordination Of Accelerator, Clutch And Footbrake
  •   Handbrake And Steering
  •   Where, When And What To Look For
  •   Suitable Stopping Places
  •   Signals When Necessary
  •   Normal Driving
  •   Lane Discipline
  •   Passing Stationary Vehicles And Obstructions
  •   Bends
  •   MSM And PSL
  •   Other Vehicle’s Positioning (LGV, Cyclists Etc)
  •   Handbrake And Steering
  •   Wide And Narrow Roads
  •   One-Way Streets
  •   Interior And Exterior
  •   Flat, Concave And Convex
  •   MSM And PSL
  •   When To Use Them
  •   Why They Should Be Used
  •   How To Act On What Is Seen
  •   Blind Spots
  •   Frequency Of Checks And Why
  •   Risk Awareness In Connection With: Drivers, Cyclists, Motorcyclists, Pedestrians, Animals, Road Works, Emergency Vehicles And Any Other Road Users
  •   MSM And PSL
  •   Hazard Perception
  •   Visual Warnings
  •   Times And Places Of High Risk
  •   Weather Conditions
  •   Scanning And Priorities
  •   Appropriate Speed
  •   Making Progress
  •   Hesitancy
  •   National Speed Limits
  •   Restricted Speed Limits
  •   Road And Weather Conditions
  •   Traffic Conditions
  •   Pedestrian Activity
  •   Stopping Distances
  •   Meeting, Crossing And Overtaking
  •   One Way And Two Way Roads
  •   Three-Lane Two-Way Roads
  •   Major, Minor And Narrow Roads
  •   Dual Carriageways
  •   MSM And PSL
  •   When And Why To Give Way
  •   Passing Places And Warning Signs
  •   Obstructions, Parked Vehicles
  •   Planning And Anticipation
  •   How To Act On What Is Seen
  •   Motorways
  •   T-Junctions And Y-Junctions
  •   Crossroads And Slip Roads
  •   Marked And Unmarked Junctions
  •   One-Way Streets
  •   Urban, Rural And Dual Carriageways
  •   MSM And PSL
  •   Turning, Entering And Emerging
  •   Advance Warning Signs And Road Markings
  •   Zones Of Vision
  •   Priorities
  •   Mini And Major
  •   Multiple And Satellite
  •   Traffic Light Controlled
  •   Approaching And Entering
  •   Leaving And Turning
  •   Straight Ahead
  •   MSM And PSL
  •   Lane Discipline
  •   Correct Position
  •   Zones Of Vision
  •   Observation
  •   Priorities​
  •   By Arm And By Indicators
  •   Brake, Reversing And Hazard Lights
  •   By Other Road Users And Traffic Controllers
  •   Why Signals Are Necessary
  •   When And How To Signal
  •   Unnecessary Signals

Show Me Tell Me

Show Me Tell Me is part of your practical driving test and tests your knowledge of vehicle maintenance and safety checks.
See below for the DSA Show Me Tell Me Questions and Answers:

Switch on the the indicators or hazard warning lights and check functioning of all indicators by walking around the vehicle. Most cars will have 2 lights at the side, 2 at the front, and 2 at the rear.

What to do when getting into you vehicle. ensuring the seat and mirrors are positioned correctly, checking dashboard warning lights etc before getting ready to move off

Under the bonnet, point to the reservoir and explain how to check the level.

Explain that if the steering feels heavy it may not be working properly. Before starting a journey two simple checks can be made. Gentle pressure on the steering wheel, maintained while the engine is started, should result in a slight but noticeable movement as the system begins to operate. Alternatively turning the steering wheel just after moving off will give an immediate indication that the power assistance is functioning properly as the steering will feel light.

Check for the correct pressure in the manufacturer’s guide; use a reliable pressure gauge; check and adjust pressures when tyres are cold including spare tyre; and remember to refit valve caps.

Demonstrate by applying parking brake. When it’s fully applied it secures itself, and is not at the end of the working travel.

Point to the min and max level markings on header tank where fitted or radiator filler cap, and describe how to top up to correct level. (Never remove the cap when the engine is hot as you risk being scalded.)

The head restraint should be adjusted so the rigid part of the head restraint is at least as high as the eye or top of the ears, and as close to the back of the head as is comfortable.

There should be no cuts and bulges in the wall of the tyre, and there should be at least 1.6mm of tread depth across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre and around the entire outer circumference.

Check is carried out by sounding the horn (turn on ignition if necessary).

Operate the control to wash and wipe windscreen (turn ignition on if necessary).

Explain how to turn on the lights by operating the switch (most vehicles need the ignition to be turned on.)

Operate the fog light switch (turn on dipped headlights and ignition if necessary). Check warning light is on showing that the fog lights are on. Explain when you would use them.

Operate the switch (with ignition or engine on if necessary), identify the blue warning light which shows when main beam is on. Be careful not to distract other road users

Point to the warning light on the instrument panel and explain that it will illuminate permanently in the event of a problem with the anti-lock braking system.

Passing Your Driving Test

in Merton, Sutton and South West London

Before taking your test there are a number of things you must do first.
Good luck driving school can help you book, prepare for and pass your test.

Passing your theory test

Your theory test is broken down into two parts: hazard perception and multiple choice.

If you are struggling to understand any aspects covered in your theory test, our instructors can offer to help you. This can take place during driving lessons, or before or after a lesson if you prefer.

We can also help you book your theory test if you are struggling to do it yourself.

To book your theory test, you must have:

  •   provisional driving license
  •   email address
  •   credit or debit card

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Preparing for your practical driving test

On the day of your driving test, you will have to answer some show me-tell me questions before your test starts.

These include questions such as 'Tell Me how you would check the tyres to ensure that they have sufficient tread depth and that their general condition is safe to use on the road?'

Our instructors can help by going through all the possible questions you could be asked before the test and making sure your answers are correct.

You will also have to undertake an eye-sight test. Therefore, its important that you remember to wear your glasses or contact lenses to your test if you need them.

The eye-sight test will require you to correctly read a car number plate from 20 metres away.

To book your practical driving test, you must have:

  •   provisional driving license
  •   credit or debit card
  •   driving instructor's personal reference number

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Passing your practical driving test

We offer to accompany all pupils on the day of their driving test. We understand that many pupils will be nervous on the day of the test and therefore we try to help reduce this as much as possible.

All cars used in lessons can also be used on the day of the test. This means you are really familiar with the car you drive on the day, and gives you the best chance to pass.

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