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Should I avoid doing my driving test during school hours?  This is one of the common questions we get asked by many students ready to attempt their driving test.  And unfortunately, there are many driving schools or driving instructors out there who encourage learner drivers to complete their P’s test outside of school hours.  What a complete joke!  The simple fact is, if you’re ready to get your P’s and drive solo, it shouldn’t matter what time of the day or night it is.  We even hear about many learners travelling to different RMS testing centres away from their local area, because the testing officers are “more lenient.”

If you’re under 25 years old you’ve completed a minimum of 120 hours, apart from the usual nerves when like most assessments,  you should be feeling confident and driving competently in order to pass your driving test.  If you have prepared well and practiced, it shouldn’t matter when or where you sit your test.  Like any posted speed limit whether it be a 50km/h or 60 km/h zone, adjust your speed.  You will generally see a bright red flashing circle around the ’40’ and sometimes together with the flashing amber lights warning you.  So please, when the time comes for you to sit your driving test, don’t be afraid or feel like you can’t pass your driving test during school hours because when you get your P’s school zones will still apply!