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:
- 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.
- 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)