Most people who pass will have made at least one mistake when driving – however, some drive through the driving test with no errors at all. However, it appears that most people tend to fail the driving test on their first attempt.
The DVSA – the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency believes that not enough practice and nerves are enormous contributors to failing the driving test.
Once you’ve taken your driving test, you are given a driving test report, which tells you what you need to do next time to pass. You will automatically fail your driving test if you make a serious or dangerous fault – also known as majors.
So, if you don’t want to fall into the trap of being one of those who fail the driving test, take notice of what the Highway Code says about these typical faults…
- Look all around before emerging from a junction, and do not cross or join a road until there is a gap large enough for you to do so safely.
- Use your mirrors frequently so that you always know what is behind and to each side of you and use them in good time before you signal or change direction or speed.
- Maintain a steady course and position the vehicle correctly in the road.