The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has released new data showing the top ten reasons people failed their driving test. Knowing why other people fail will help you get prepared, to know when you are truly ready to pass your driving test.
The most common ten faults made in car driving tests between April 2022 and March 2023 were:
- Not making effective observations at junctions.
- Not using mirrors correctly when changing direction.
- Not moving off safely.
- Incorrect positioning when turning right at junctions.
- Not having proper control of the steering.
- Not responding appropriately to traffic lights.
- Not responding correctly to traffic signs.
- Poor positioning on the road during normal driving.
- Not responding correctly to road markings.
- Not keeping control of the vehicle during reverse parking.
All of these faults are due to poor observation, wrong positioning and a lack of confidence and control. All are important to master, not just to pass the driving test, but for your own safety and for that of other road users and pedestrians.
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