Top 10 driving test failure reasons

Posted: 27th February 2016

 

Taking your driving test can be a daunting experience so we have researched the top 10 reasons why people fail, in order to help you pass your test first time.

Junctions observation
You should make effective observations at junctions before proceeding, watch out for vulnerable road users, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians.

Left reverse – control
Control is important with this manoeuvre and you should also steer reasonably close to the kerb, avoid hitting or mounting the kerb.

Steering
Keep your hands at 3 and 9 o’clock on the steering wheel for control and feed one hand to another when turning.

Mirror – changing direction
Control is important with this manoeuvre and you should also steer reasonably close to the kerb, avoid hitting or mounting the kerb.

Reverse parking – control
Make effective all round observation, show consideration to other road users and maintain control of your vehicle at all times.

Gears
Match the correct gear for the speed of your vehicle which must be suitable for road and traffic conditions, do not coast.

Moving away safely
Check your mirrors and signal if necessary, also check your blind spots before moving off and steer with both hands.

Left reverse – observation
Make effective all round observation before and throughout the manoeuvre, show considerations for other road users.

Move away under control
Use the MSM routine, ensure you are in the correct gear and co-ordinate your foot controls and release the handbrake.

Normal driving
Ensure your speed is appropriate to road and traffic conditions and that your knowledge of the highway code is up.