8 episodes

Ever wondered what other people do on their driving test? How did they pass? Did they do anything daft? What are the examiners like?

In this show I'll talk with people who have passed their driving test in a variety of circumstances. I'll get their thoughts on the examiners, the best time to take a test, ideas on how to prepare, unusual techniques they may have tried, whether eating a banana really works, and much more.

As a driving instructor I'll also being sharing my thoughts and asking the right questions to make sure there's no confusion.

Driving Test Tales Terry Cook

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Ever wondered what other people do on their driving test? How did they pass? Did they do anything daft? What are the examiners like?

In this show I'll talk with people who have passed their driving test in a variety of circumstances. I'll get their thoughts on the examiners, the best time to take a test, ideas on how to prepare, unusual techniques they may have tried, whether eating a banana really works, and much more.

As a driving instructor I'll also being sharing my thoughts and asking the right questions to make sure there's no confusion.

    It's all about attitude

    It's all about attitude

    It's all about attitude in this episode as I'm joined by mindset coach and personal trainer, Keir Wotherspoon to discuss his driving test tale!
    Topics covered include:
    The struggle Keir had before he even started lessons and how that motivated him
    How he handled his impatience
    Taking the positives from an unsuccessful first attempt
    The annoying habits of other drivers

    If you've struggled at all during your driving lessons or even your driving test, this episode is a must listen as we talk about how having a good mindset can turn any situation into a positive one.


    You can find more about Keir Wotherspoon here:
    Website: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yourgeniusacademy.co.uk%2Fthe7fatalhabits%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3Dkr01YuQCdfEuI5tAXL6X5X1Gb_t1K6iXn8EYdC0gcH7fX7XIdRIIYYoandh=AT3h2B44kaOeUPnk-wbKjnCTontBrJqjPTwVUwju62YC0OkR6VDODATeLBk94F9k5BGi9YO5M8x9vOHp7kwz6UnlxAYRWlqzWgabf6janATNKSNzCljio0U5H-JmLxUgoK_Qlxsn9n6a7nOD_dE (https://www.yourgeniusacademy.co.uk/the7fatalhabits)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keir.wotherspoon.3 (https://www.facebook.com/keir.wotherspoon.3)


    For more information on driving lessons, theory training and resources, head over to http://www.tcdrive.co.uk/ (http://www.tcdrive.co.uk/)


    If you'd like to get in touch, or want to follow the show, you can catch me on:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TCDrivingSchool (https://www.facebook.com/TCDrivingSchool)
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/ ( https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/)
    TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@that_driving_guy ( https://www.tiktok.com/@that_driving_guy)

    • 22 min
    Driving test tips from a Professional Stunt Driver

    Driving test tips from a Professional Stunt Driver

    Sarah Hall is a stunt driver, precision driver, automotive media expert and driving instructor and I'm delighted she joins me to discuss:
    How she passed her driving test first time
    How she dealt with a being in a crash before her test
    Sarah's pet hates with other drivers
    How passing her test was crucial to Sarah's career
    What film would Sarah most like to be a stunt driver in

    You can follow Sarah and find out more:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahhallmotorsport/ (https://www.facebook.com/sarahhallmotorsport/)
    YouTube: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fm.youtube.com%2Fchannel%2FUC3UKInIrbvbH7FY0Dord9PA%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR26LvwTPWpAJRI4zInee6yQIPdsTsuBWaj80acF-_DN8I_YW69ZTqxJo5kandh=AT3Wneun-Tm-txEfjHqYsYdsGQysSZTRlvygN-MNeBytzbXLPBdAZ52W-fcChSSpIPqc5O3jvlsmVZjitZOYuaJV3CkFK577ZDXF76vTiKK0PQGHZrJ7L2qSQRS0FdpcILCRQcaKvfBAt_iboRU (https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC3UKInIrbvbH7FY0Dord9PA)
    For more information on driving lessons, theory training and resources, head over to http://www.tcdrive.co.uk/ (http://www.tcdrive.co.uk/)


    If you'd like to get in touch, or want to follow the show, you can catch me on:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TCDrivingSchool (https://www.facebook.com/TCDrivingSchool)
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/ ( https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/)
    TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@that_driving_guy ( https://www.tiktok.com/@that_driving_guy)

    • 36 min
    Stars, stripes and stop signs.

    Stars, stripes and stop signs.

    Jessenia Soto provides some excellent advice on reframing your nerves into excitement and how to prepare for a driving test.
    As Jess learned to drive in the States, we also cover the differences between the theory and practical tests qs well as discussing 'driving stick!'
    Jess is a constant source of inspiration and motivation and you can follow her on:
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jesseniansoto
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamjesseniansoto/
    If you'd like to appear on the show to talk about passing your driving test, or you'd like to find out more, you can connect at the following places:
    Website - https://www.tcdrive.co.uk/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TCDrivingSchool
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/TCDrive1
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/

    • 28 min
    First time pressure!

    First time pressure!

    Pressure around the driving test can appear in many forms, including pressure from your own friends and family, even if it's not intentional.. In this episode, I;m joined by Anthony Ife who tell us about the unique pressure he was under.Anthony also explains how he used that pressure to actually motivate him to do better.
    Other topics we cover include:
    What occurred on his test
    How a van driver helped him pass
    Motorways
    Cyclists
    What annoys him on the road now.

    You can find Antony Ife on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-ife/
    If you'd like to appear on the show to talk about passing your driving test, or you'd like to find out more, you can connect at the following places:
    Website - https://www.tcdrive.co.uk/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TCDrivingSchool
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/TCDrive1
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/

    • 25 min
    Driving to BanglaJess

    Driving to BanglaJess

    I'm joined by vegan baker extraordinaire Jess Tonks, who recounts how she dealt with the pressure of her driving test. While learning to drive, Jess was flying all over the world for business and having that driving licence was going to make life a lot easier!
    You'll also hear how Jess used an emergency stop as preparation for motorway driving, why she switched instructors and her top tips on passing first time.
    Plus, we discuss some of the most annoying driving habits she sees on the road.
    Check out Jess bakes vegan for amazing cookies, cakes and buns in the following places:
    https://www.facebook.com/jessbakesvegan
    https://www.instagram.com/jess.bakes.vegan.mcr/
    If you'd like to appear on the show to talk about passing your driving test, or you'd like to find out more, you can connect at the following places:
    Website - https://www.tcdrive.co.uk/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TCDrivingSchool
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/TCDrive1
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/

    • 26 min
    The most embarrassing moment of my life!!

    The most embarrassing moment of my life!!

    If you're worried you'll do something daft on your driving test, don't. Because in this special episode of Driving Test Tales I talk to you about my experience passing a driving test and tell you about one of the most embarrassing moment of my life. Trust me, you'll find it hard to do something more silly than me. Although if you have an amusing story about your driving test, be sure to get in touch!
    As well as discussing my daft mistake, I also explain why I didn't pass first time and how many attempts it actually took me, as well as offering advice around the test and driving lessons.
    If you'd like to appear on the show to talk about passing your driving test, or you'd like to find out more, you can connect at the following places:
    Website - https://www.tcdrive.co.uk/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TCDrivingSchool
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/TCDrive1
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tcdriving_school/

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Coaching K ,

Fantastic Podcast

What great insight into others test tales. Very interesting and made me think about my experience and how I now use those techniques to help others. Would highly recommend to everyone who has yet to take a test or has taken one in the past.

#not allowed to apologise 😂 ,

A proper awesome dude!

I met Terry through the driving lessons, but he much more than a driving instructor.. he is a mentor and motivator and is just an all around awesome dude! Even throughout lockdown when we couldn’t do lesson, he was only ever a message a way. He set up podcast and Facebook lives to ensure that his students was ok. He exudes confidence which works wonders for people like me! Even after being adamant I didn’t want to drive that first lesson, he calmed my nerves and had me driving within half an hour! This dude is not just an instructor after the money, he invests his time and wisdom into his students and it works wonders! Thanks for being awesome dude!

Pizza is da best ,

Great show

Really enjoyed listening to this. It’s funny and helpful

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