The pass rate for driving tests in Britain is just 46%, according to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.
Here are the 10 most common reasons why candidates fail:
1. Not making effective observations at junctions.
😱 The number 1 reason why learners fail their test is for not making effective observations at junctions.— Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (@DVSAgovuk) April 20, 2021
You must properly check your surroundings before moving out of a junction to make effective observations. Don't look too late. ⏰
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2. Not using mirrors correctly when changing lanes or direction.
3. Not showing control of the steering wheel.
4. Incorrect observations or positioning when turning right at junctions.
5. Failing to move off safely.
6. Not responding appropriately to signs or traffic lights.
7. Poor positioning on the road during normal driving.
DRIVING LESSONS will restart in Eng & Wales on Apr 12 and tests 10 days after on Apr 22. @DVSAgovuk will offer more tests (inc. bank hols/weekends) & more examiners so as many learners can take a test with all necessary safety measures in place✅https://t.co/BBtMuGGpan— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) April 7, 2021
8. Failing to respond to road markings and traffic signs.
9. Not having control of the vehicle when moving off.
10. Not keeping control of the vehicle during reverse parking.