According to the DVSA the top 10 reasons why students fail their test

According to the DVSA the top 10 reasons why students fail their driving test are as follows:

Junctions (Observation) - Not taking effective observation before emerging at junctions and emerging into the path of other vehicles.

Mirrors (Change direction) - Changing direction and pulling up with no mirror checks or using mirrors too late.

Control (Steering) - Mounting and dismounting the kerb and not following the contour of the kerb.

Junctions (Turning right) - Cutting the corner when turning right.

Move off (Safely) - Moving off without checking mirrors for other road users.

Response to signs (Traffic lights) - Waiting at a green filter light when its safe to proceed, staying at a stop line when it’s safe to move.

Move off (Control) - Repeated stalling, leaving the handbrake on, rolling backwards and not putting the car in gear.

Positioning (Normal driving) - Being positioned incorrectly for the route you’re taking and straddling lines.

Response to signs (Road markings) - Not following directional arrows, unnecessarily crossing solid white centre lines and stopping in a yellow box junction.

Reverse Park (Control) - Needing to reposition due to loss of control or accuracy.

The current pass rate for the practical driving test stands at 46% (even lower for first time candidates)


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