For many people, the anticipation of the driving test can be just as bad as the test itself.
Thoughts of what might happen, or what might go wrong,
just bring anxiety and stress. This stress builds and builds, and
as the time of the test draws ever closer, the anxiety builds to such
an extent, that the learner driver feels that all their newly-learned
skills will be sure to abandon them, and just at the moment they know
they'll need them the most.