Ingredients to Pass your driving Test

A proven concept is the ‘Triangle of Success’, representing the three success ingredients:

  • Knowledge

    Success to passing the driving test

    Success to passing the driving test

  • Skills
  • Attitude

The magic triangle

So which success ingredient is more important? Even though it’s difficult to generalise, in the working environment or learning to drive, the stress is more on ‘attitude’, with the belief that ‘knowledge’ and ‘skills’ require for the job can be imparted. However, in general, the triangle of success is equal, affirming that all three aspect are important.

Knowledge: In an academic environment, knowledge represents the core curriculum, irrespective of the course. In learning to drive a  more comprehensive knowledge is included such as;

  • the basic working knowledge of a car
  • why and when to use the car controls
  • the highway code
  • books on how to drive a car
  • DSA driving test standard
  • Human behaviors on the road

So knowledge can be said to be the foundation for success.

Skills: Our education system focuses on imparting knowledge for career and not on essential skills. This is were learning to drive become so exciting as we are learning to use very basic natural skills like hands and eyes coordination. Learning to drive we use most of our or all the six senses to stay safe on today’s busy fast moving environment.

So it’s important to take enough driving lessons behind the wheel. The DSA recommends the minimum hours ‘age x 2 + personal tuition’. Learning with a GRADE 6 or GRADE 5 driving instructors can be fun and rewarding. Remember “Good driving skills can only be transferred from skillful trainers”.

Attitude: While knowledge and skills are essential, they are not adequate for success, A study attributed to Harvard University found that people are employed, 85% per cent of the time because of their attitudes, and only 15% per cent of the time because of how smart they are and how many figures they know.  Did you know 100 per cent of education money goes into teaching facts and figures and not about attitude? Well in learning to drive, having Knowledge and skills are only the beginning of a life time skills that you will ‘never master’, but attitude can be easily learnt with an good driving instructor like Noel Christopher Grade 6. This is why so many learner driver take they driving test test and fail on not giving way or observation at junctions.

Attitude includes key aspects like;

  • honesty
  • integrity
  • self-confidence
  • cooperative attitude
  • the mind set

So learning is a continuous process. This is why learning to drive can never be mastered.

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”.


About Noel Christopher

I am a qualified GRADE 6 Approved Driving Instructor. My Driving School is called operating in East London and Essex since year 2000. Teacher in ICT, Lecturer in Teacher Training - 7407 and NVQ Assessor(A1). Born in India Madras, brought up in Singapore spent my teen’s in London got married, four children and three pets, yes and a goldfish! This year 2011, I am helping people who have dIabetes, bring like mined liberal people together. To educate the people to understand how to manage and cure. For good cause
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