Driving Lessons You Learn AFTER Passing Your Test

Sunday 6 January 2019

One of my biggest achievements of 2018 was passing my driving test. In all honesty, after two failed tests, I didn't think it was ever going to happen for me! I've now been a fully-fledged, pink-license driver for nearly eight months now, and I can tell you I haven't stopped learning even since trading in my L-plates. So, what driving lessons have I learned since passing my test?

1. Your scariest drive ever will be the first one you do by yourself.
My first ever solo drive was 3 miles between where I picked my car up from and home. And I had to sing to myself REALLY loudly the whole way to keep my nerves under control!

2. You'll stall the car just as much in the first few months of driving as you did when you were a learner.
Doesn't get any less embarrassing, though.

3. You'll forget the Highway Code approximately six minutes after passing your test.
And don't even get me started on street signs. No idea.

4. It's all fun and games being able to drive until you're the designated driver and can't drink.
Although the urge to ditch the car and get a taxi so that I can have wine still tempts me every time.

5. No matter how much you deny it, you'll definitely pick up bad driving habits. 
And cringe every time you think of what your driving instructor would say if they saw you.

6. You'll swear SO much more behind the wheel.
Well, it's not your fault that no one else can drive properly!

7. You'll lose all ability to parallel park once you pass your test.
And you'll actively avoid any situation where you may have to try.

8. There's no better feeling than getting in your car, putting your music on and singing at the top of your lungs.

Tell me in the comments, what lessons have you learned since passing your tests?

Sian xo


  1. 3 years on and I still do most of these 😂 but there is nothing better than getting in your car and having a sing song! x

  2. I did have a little chuckle at this post my lovely, especially about parallel parking!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  3. So happy for you on passing your driving test babe, I think this blog post is gonna help a lot of people - great advice 🌸💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

  4. Amen on forgetting all the signs once you pass the test, haha. It took me a few trips to get used to being in the car by myself - the first time I was driving by myself, I felt like I literally forgot how to drive and my focus was more on my anxiety than driving.

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