Top 10 reasons people fail a driving test

Wednesday 21st December, 2011 at 09:12 COMMENTS (0)

The majority of people taking a driving test, are not successful, as the pass rate is typically only 43%.  This varies regionally for each individual test centre

For first time candidates, it's even lower.  To help you avoid the most common errors, here is a list of the top 10 reasons why people fail a driving test

1.Observation at junctions
Ineffective observation and judgement

2.Use of mirrors
Not checking or not acting on the information

3.[]Reverse parking
Ineffective observation or a lack of accuracy

4.Reversing around a corner
Ineffective observation or a lack of accuracy

5.Incorrect use of signals
Not cancelling or giving misleading signals

6.Moving away safely
Ineffective observation

7.Incorrect positioning on the road
At roundabouts or on bends

8.  Lack of steering control
Steering too early or leaving it too late

9.  Incorrect positioning to turn right
At junctions and in one way streets

10.  Inappropriate speed
Travelling too slowly or being hesitant

When learning to drive it's natural for errors to happen that's just part of the learning process. 

However, by the time a candidate takes a driving test, they should be driving with confidence and without help of the driving instructor. 

If you have doubts about any driving techniques including those above, then seek the help of your driving instructor or read the Driving Standards Agency book, Driving the essential skills. 

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Further reading: So whos worried about a driving test


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