Sophie Pullum – a pupil of Britannia Driving School – passed her driving test on 23rd march 2009 at the Morden Test Centre with Zero minor Faults also known as a clean sheet.
Her driving instructor, Paul Fitzjohn said: “There are very few students that can pass the driving test with no driving faults at all, zero minors, is a perfect drive. The only way any pupil could do it is by practice, practice and practice, until they can do it if woken up in the middle of the night.”
“Whether you agree with the Driving Standards Agency or not, the key to keeping a clean sheet is to give driving examiners what they are looking for-as Sophie did on her driving test. Remember, examiners don’t give you minor mistakes – you give them to yourself.”
Students are allowed up to 15 minor driving faults and still pass the driving test (16 or more results in failure). However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the driving test. If at any time the examiner considers you to be a danger to other road users your test will be stopped.
If you are being taught to drive by someone who is not a driving instructor, or you hold a foreign licence and are serious about passing the driving test at the first attempt with a clean sheet or as few minor faults as possible, get your driving assessed by a current licensed driving instructor to confirm that your driving is at the current DSA standard.
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