Why do people fail their driving test?

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Top 10 reasons for failing the UK driving test.

The most common driving test mistakes.

Why do people fail their driving test? You hear of it all the time. There's a good chance that they failed because of one of the reasons on the list below.

Facts and figures:
The pass rate in Britain is 45.9 percent. Men have a statiscally higher chance of passing the driving test than females, but also more males took the driving test.

If you fancy taking a holiday and taking your driving test at the same time, then we recommend that you go to Yeovil in Somerset. It has a whopping pass rate of 64.29 percent! But the lowest pass rate award goes to Erith (London) which is at 30.5 percent.

So here it is, the 'Top 10 UK Driving Test Faults'. Please avoid them!

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Junctions (observation)
Examples of faults: Not effectively observing for other road users or misjudging the speed and distance of other vehicles.


Mirrors – (change direction)
Examples of faults: Failing to check mirrors before changing position on the road. Not reacting correctly to what you see in the mirrors.


Move off (safely)
Examples of faults: Not checking the mirrors and blind spot before moving off, not observing all around after an emergency stop, moving off when it isn't safe.


Junctions (turning right)
Examples of faults: Improper positioning before turning. Sopping in the correct position when turning right.


Control (steering)
Examples of faults: Poor steering technique, such as swinging out wide when turning left or not steering enough when going around a bend.


Response to signals (traffic lights)
Examples of faults: Failing to respond correctly to traffic lights, not stopping when it was safe to stop when the traffic light is amber. Not moving when the green trtaffic light is showing although it's safe to go.


Response to signals (traffic signs)
Examples of faults: Ignoring or misinterpreting traffic signs, such as failing to stop at a stop sign or ignoring a no-entry sign.


Positioning (normal driving)
Examples of faults: Poor road positioning, such as driving too close or too far from the kerb, or not maintaining the correct position on a roundabout.


Response to signals (road markings)
Examples of faults: Not responding correctly to road markings, such as straddling or crossing solid lines, or stopping on 'keep clear' markings. Not act in accordance with lane direction arrows, for example, if the arrow painted on the road shows to turn left in this lane then turn left and don't go straight on.


Reverse park (Control)
Examples of faults: Parking too far from the kerb or hitting it, parking out of a bay.

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