The fear of failure driving lesson package B consists of several hours of driving lessons plus the fear of failure exam at the CBR.
We strongly recommend the intermediate test. This one can relieve a lot of tension.
The CBR has calculated that people need an average of 39 lessons for their B driver's license. Therefore, if you only want to take one exam, a 40-hour package is a sensible starting point. Especially if you are prone to fear of failure.
Self-confidence driving lesson package
This driving lesson package is called a fear of failure package, but we prefer to call it a confidence driving lesson package. We make every effort to help you go into your exam with confidence. So that you can enjoy driving for years afterwards.
Pass in one go
In general, it is better to take too many lessons than too few. You thereby increase your success rate.
According to the CBR, half of the exam candidates must make at least two attempts before the driver's license can be received.
Succeeding at once has many advantages. It's cheaper on balance, because it saves you the cost of the extra exams.
You also get your driver's license faster. The CBR has a hefty wait time for practical exams. You then have those only once instead of several times.
It is also better for your self-confidence in the car not to fail. If you have fear of failure, your confidence is fragile and you don't want to test it unnecessarily.
Also realize that you need some spare driving experience before taking an exam: most people perform less on an exam than in class.
Fear of failure and stress arise when you do not have a sufficient grip on driving and traffic. So especially if you have a fear of failure, it is important not to drive off until you feel you can do it. Then you have little stress during the exam, and minimize the chance of not passing it.
How often do you go to classes?
With us, lessons last 60 minutes. We recommend lessons in block hours of 120, 180 or 240 minutes. In a longer lesson, you can practice more different traffic situations.
Taking multiple lessons per week is also possible.
In any case, drive regularly so that learning does not have a chance to sink in.
How many hours do you need?
The independent driving test institute CBR has calculated that it takes an average of 39 hours of lessons to pass the driving test. This is a national average. Of course, how many hours of lessons are needed to get driver's license B varies from person to person.
Whether you will be below or above average is difficult to determine in advance.
Of course, it will go faster if you take driving lessons only when you have the mental space to learn many new things. Learning to drive is intensive: you learn a whole new set of skills. All the while, your education or work also requires a lot of attention.
Advice from the driving instructor
To better estimate the number of lessons needed, you can take a trial car lesson. Then the instructor will make an assessment for you.
Also during the driving lessons, the instructor can advise you whether you are already ready for the exam, or whether it would be wise to book some more lessons.
If you are almost due for your exam but still don't feel quite ready, it is possible to convert the exam into an intermediate test. This can be done up to a day in advance. It is also possible if you have taken that test before. This will increase your chances of passing in one sitting.
Don't underestimate it
Learning to drive a car is not something you do momentarily. It doesn't help if parents or friends think you should be able to make it quickly. Those social pressures actually slow down the learning process.
People who have had their driver's license for a bit longer often do not realize that it is now much more difficult to pass your driving test:
- traffic has become much busier
- other road users have become more impatient
- cyclists have the right of way more often, so you have to pay attention to that too
- driver's license requirements are higher than they used to be; you have to be able to do a lot more
- besides driving safely, you must also be environmentally conscious and able to drive with navigation
So the average number of teaching hours required is also much higher now than it used to be. By the way, the theory exam has also become tougher.
Actually, it is crazy that an old driver's license just remains valid when the requirements have increased so much.
You will drive a regular shift-learning car from Alblas. If you want to take lessons and exams in an automatic, book fear of failure driving lessons for the automatic.
Interim test (trial exam)
We recommend taking an intermediate test if you have never taken an exam before. An intermediate test increases the success rate on the first driving test by almost 15%. The pass rate goes from 43% without, to 57% with intermediate test. So writes the CBR, which administers the exams.
An intermediate test is a trial exam at the CBR where everything is the same as a real exam, but the results do not count. So it's not bad at all if you don't make it. By the way, there is no special fear of failure interim test.
The mock exam is purely for practicing the exam situation. Afterwards, you will get good tips from the examiner. You will hear what is already going well, and what you can still improve. So you learn a lot from it, and you are less nervous on the real exam because you already know how everything goes.
In the intermediate test, you also do some special operations. For example, traffic jam parking, reverse driving and ramp test. If that goes well, you won't have to do it again on your real exam. This is also a great advantage of the intermediate test.
For more information on the interim test, see CBR.
Fear of failure exam
A fear of failure exam is especially for people who are very nervous on exams. You get more time on the driving test, and you can ask for a time-out. Unlike the regular driving test, you get to choose whether your instructor rides with you or not.
The examiner is trained in dealing with fear of failure, and does his best to put you at ease.
Of course, you must be able to do the same thing for your license as in the regular driving test.
In a fear of failure exam (BFA), you have 1 hour and 20 minutes. Of that, 35 minutes is really the drive you need to drive. The rest of the time is for time-out and interviews before and after the exam. This extra time also makes the fear of failure exam €89 more expensive than the regular driving test. That price is included in this fear of failure driving lesson package.
Beforehand, the examiner briefly discusses with the student and instructor how the driving lessons went, and where any difficulties lie.
In this conversation, you can also indicate how nervous you are, and if there is anything the examiner should consider. For example, that you don't like it when the examiner starts a conversation during the exam, or you don't want a radio on because it distracts you.
For more information on the fear of failure exam, see CBR.
If you find that certain parts of driving are difficult for you, you can book separate lessons on the driving simulator. With that, you can practice endlessly on that one tricky subject.
Sometimes it can also help to ride a little more often or for longer periods at a time.
What you can also do is change instructors once. Who explains it differently again, and maybe that will help you.
You can start right away because we have no waiting list.
If you haven't passed your theory yet, start there right away. In fact, you must have it when you take the driving test. Also, your driving lessons become more effective when there is no need to pay attention to traffic rules.
What we need from you
To get it done quickly, we need from you:
Also, we would like to know:
- on what date you passed your theory, whether your theory exam is scheduled
- When you are available for driving lessons
- How often you would like to take classes per week, and for how long
You can indicate this at checkout, under "Comments.
Where and when
Date and time: Monday through Saturday, including evenings; we'll call you for consultation
Location: South Holland, Utrecht, North Holland; see also the overview of all places where we give driving lessons.
You will drive off in Utrecht, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Eemnes, Gouda or Leiden.