Passing the Driving Test
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(Sep 01, 2002)
This DVD uses both video and an interactive written test to help educate drivers on the rules and regulations of the road. The video takes you through a simulated on-road drivers test that provides important information on safe driving in North America as well as tips on getting your driver's license.
Video (Passing the Driver's Test) sold throughout North America reviews rules and approaches common to drivers across the continent... -- National Post, November 15,2002
Video may help drivers reduce road test failure... and in the process, reducing accident rates. -- Costco Connection, October 1, 2002
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The video starts with arriving at the exam center. At the beginning of the video, you will meet an examiner (played by an actor) who proceeds to test a candidate for a driving license. Passing the Driver's Test takes the driver from the examination parking lot to different streets and situations encountered during typical driving examinations.
Good editing makes watching Passing the Drivers Test an enjoyable experience. It is not like sitting in a video classroom. It is not a long video (23 minutes) so you will not feel bored or overwhelmed. Repeated viewings will allow potential candidates to pick up "minor" driving details often overlooked (except by the examiner) and help one to visualize the actual exam. Each time a significant event occurs such as slowing down in school zones, making proper lane changes, or making sure the vehicle comes to a full stop at the proper time, graphics and editing will "alarm" the viewer to the importance of such an event. The narrator reminds the viewer of similar events throughout the simulated exam and points out most laws of motor vehicle driving that one will encounter to ensure the candidate follows the rules of the road. You could use the video to practice your own driving skills by putting yourself through the same paces as the candidate in the video. You will see the candidate handle situations such as city streets and highway driving, parallel parking, turning, and lane changes.
I would not use this video as a replacement for driving school lessons. It has great instruction and should be used as a reference much the same as a book or study notes. The narrator makes it very clear at the start of video that this is a supplement to other training and preparations for your exam. This is not surprising given that watching a movie will not replace hands-on training.
I have not found any other video like Passing the Drivers Test to prepare someone to take the exam. I purchased this video for my daughter to prepare for her exam. I watched it myself, and I believe anyone young or old who is about to attempt a drivers test for the first time should watch this video. You can experience a driving exam in the comfort of your home away from the stress of an examination center on the day of the test. Considering the stress and inconvenience of failing a driver's test, all preparations to the test should be considered. Along with proper driving instructions by a qualified driving school, experiencing Passing the Drivers Test is not one to be missed, prior to taking your exam. It will help ensure your first attempt to pass the exam will be your only one.
With this information fresh in his mind, he took his road test the fifth time, and passed with flying colors....It finally sunk in, and he had a perfect score, with not even one point deducted. An excellent film.