THE TOP TEN Reasons why you Fail Your Driving Test
Reasons in the UK (with what I think you should do about it) - but it's pretty much the same everywhere! for more driving visit http://motoring-miscellany.blogspot.com
Reasons in the UK (with what I think you should do about it) - but it's pretty much the same everywhere! for more driving visit http://motoring-miscellany.bl... more
Not looking properly at junctions. Often involves not looking soon enough, so start looking early (especially at roundabouts). Be careful to look left before you move if you are turning left at a T junction
Reverse parking. Take it slowly! Many faults for not looking properly. Look all round before you start. Keep looking all around. Right door mirror before you start to turn for a parallel park. Watch out for other traffic and pedestrians
Poor use of mirrors. Most of us learn to check mirrors before moving left or right. Mirrors before you speed up or slow down are just as important - especially for a speed limit change and when you are going ahead at a junction
Left reverse. Mainly same problems as reverse parking. Take it steadily, keep looking all around
Incorrect use of signals. Be particularly careful to indicate before you slow down when you pull in. Think about indicating before you change lanes. And remember to delay the indicator if there is a junction just before the one you want.
Not moving off safely. There's a really useful sequence you can use to avoid this. It's in a previous post.
Incorrect position – roundabouts. There's a couple of problems. Watch the approach lanes and direction arrows. Keep a left line (if appropriate) when you're going straight ahead. If you are going right from a dual carriageway remember to move lanes in plenty of time.
Poor steering control. This just needs good pull - push technique and practice. Some people find it easier than others. If you have difficulty keeping a good position, try looking well ahead. The car will tend to move in the direction you look. A good instructor will be able to help you.
Incorrect position – turning right. Of course, you are advised generally to move to the right before turning right. Be careful to allow for oncoming traffic, especially if vehicles are parked on the other side of the road. And be careful not to move too far right so tha you are in the path of oncoming traffic.
Inappropriate speed or hesitation. Going too slow can be serious or dangerous. Keep within speed limits, at a safe speed. On some roads, 40 in a national speed limit is dangerously slow. On other roads it is dangerously fast. Excess hesitation can confuse other drivers. Be particularly careful at roundabouts. Either go or don't! But try not to keep moving and stopping. The driver behind may see you move, look right, see the gap and assume you've gone!
[source: UK Driving Standards Agency ]
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