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Every summer brings an increase in the number of people taking the car and trailer test for caravan purposes. And of course, there are the normal stream of drivers taking tests for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Yet regardless of the type of vehicle and test in question, all of these drivers have one thing in common: nerves. Fortunately, according to BT.com, many drivers participate in some sort of ritual that calms the nerves in the hours leading up to a road test.

BT.com’s July 7 story listed a number of interesting rituals, including the following:

Although each of the students listed in the BT.com report passed their tests after practising their rituals, it is probably safe to say that the rituals themselves did not make them better drivers. Instead, the rituals calmed nerves and enabled them to relax and concentrate. Almost all of us will do better when we are feeling relaxed.

Training Is Important

If you are planning to take your driving test in the coming weeks or months, we want to take this opportunity to remind you that training is just as important as any ritual you could come up with. Yes, it is important to be calm and relaxed at the time of your test. However, it is also important to have proper training as well.

The HGV Training Centre is here to provide both commercial and non-commercial drivers with the training they need. We offer industry-leading training for HGV drivers, as our name suggests, along with the best possible training for individuals looking to tow a caravan, horsebox, or light trailer. All of our training is provided by licenced and experienced professionals who know what it takes to ensure your success.

We cannot furnish you with a lucky T-shirt or a chocolate bar, but we do send one of our trainers with you to your driving test. We have found this helps students relax while also giving them the opportunity to ask any final questions they might have. We are proud to say that our drivers tend to pass their tests on the first try.

If you would like to learn more about our training, contact us right away.

Sources:

BT.com – http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/motoring/motoringnews/ritual-behaviour-in-road-test-bid-11363917709565

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