TOP 10 REASONS FOR FAILING A DRIVING TEST
Preparing for the driving test can be a nerve-wracking endeavor. We understand that, and are committed to helping you succeed. One way we make our students comfortable is by providing extensive preparation. By understanding the areas where other people consistently make mistakes, you can avoid making those same mistakes yourself.
Here are the top ten mistakes people make during the driving test:
1. Problems at Junctions
This includes lack of proper observation, incorrect positioning and approaching the junction too fast.
2. Errors while Reversing
This includes a failure to properly look around, a lack of accuracy as well as being improperly spaced from the curb (too close, too far or even on the curb itself).
3. Improper Use of Mirrors
This includes not checking the mirrors properly or often enough.
4. Inappropriate Speed
Obviously, going too fast is going to be a problem during a driving test. Going too slow can also be an issue, too.
5. Unsafe Movement
This includes changing lanes without checking for other cars, as well as a general lack of vehicle control.
6. Signaling Errors
This includes changing lanes without signaling, forgetting to turn off your turn signal, signaling too early or too late, and any other issues involving your turn signals.
7. Steering Control (and Lack Thereof)
A general lack of control over the car, as well turning too early or too later, can be a problem during the driving test.
While turning in the road, you want to make sure you don’t hit or mount the curb, block traffic or otherwise make any turning errors.
9. Positioning Issues
This includes anything involving how your control your vehicle in your lane, such as how you navigate roundabouts, bends and junctions.
10. Signage and Light Responses
Failure to stop at lights or stop lights, or anything else involving violations related to the rules of the road. Note that this also includes amber lights, which you must stop at unless to do otherwise would create an accident.