meter showing multiple colour ranges

To pass you must be able to vary your skills and perform in a set range and NOT go outside the limits.

  • each score is not represented by just one number
  • each score is not represented by only two options such as good or bad or right or wrong
  • driving is a set of movements that perform in a range
  • no two drivers drive exactly the same

for example

I stop and park beside the curb beside the sidewalk on the right side of the road.

The distance from my car to the curb is:

1 cm 5 cm 10 cm 15 cm 20 cm 30cm 40 cm 60 cm 65 cm 70 cm            . . .

What is the acceptable range for a driving exam?

Knowing helps you keep away from the black-and-white simplicity of thinking and target the required range of performance.

So now you can answer any question about how to pass the driving test.

Every single movement you perform must be done within an acceptable range.

In my opinion, the absolute best way to learn to control this range is to perform the entire range INCLUDING THE ABSOLUTES.

Learn it all!

Then CHOOSE what you want to show an examiner.

A great driving instructor will show you the ranges.

Best of luck with your next driving lesson.



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