6 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 • 4 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.

    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
    Four instructors, two tests and one fear conquered!

    Four instructors, two tests and one fear conquered!

    Rhiannon Marshall explains why she was scared of driving and how she overcame that fear. Rhiannon talks about having four driving driving instructors and why it's important to choose the driving instructor that's best for you.
    Rhiannon also discusses the driving test, what when wrong on her first attempt and how she managed to put it right on her second attempt as well as giving some excellent advice around the theory test.
    If you'd like to appear on the show to talk about passing your driving test, or you'd like to find ot 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

    • 29 min
    Passing a test after a 10 year break.

    Passing a test after a 10 year break.

    On this first episode of Driving Test Tales, I talk with Gurjit Lali who had a 10 year gap between tests and still managed to pass her driving test.
    Gurjit explains how she used to struggle with confidence and the actual skill of driving, but talks about how setting herself a hard deadline 10 years later provided her with the motivation to go again.
    She also shares some great advice on how to approach driving lessons, handle the examiners and how to treat the test. Gurjit also describes how she asked to do something very unusual in the lead up to the driving test.
    If you'd like to connect with Gurjit, you can find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gurjit.lali.7
    If you'd like to appear on the show to talk about passing your driving test, or you'd like to find ot 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

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

#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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