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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Not making effective observations at junctions.
Example of faults: Ineffective observation and judgement.


Not using mirrors correctly when changing direction.
Example of faults: Not checking your mirrors before changing position.


Not having proper control of the steering.
Example of faults: Swinging out wide when turning left or not steering enough when going around a bend.


Incorrect positioning when turning right at junctions.
Example of faults: Obstructing traffic when you wait to turn right.


Not moving off safely.
Example of faults: Not checking the blind spot before moving off. Not observing all around after the emergency stop.


Not responding appropriately to traffic lights.
Example of faults: Not going when you have a filter arrow or not reacting correctly to an amber traffic light.


Poor positioning on the road during normal driving.
Example of faults: Too far or close to the kerb. Not keeping in position on a roundabout.


Not responding correctly to traffic signs.
Example of faults: Ignoring a no-entry or stop sign.


Not having control of the car when moving off.
Example of faults: Rolling backwards or swinging out wide.


Not keeping control of the car during reverse park.
Example of faults: Bay parking outside of the lines. Hitting the kerb when parallel parking.

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