January 2, 2012


There is sometimes confusion as to how many minor faults you can get without failing and the difference between serious and dangerous faults on a practical test.
You will pass your test:

Without committing any serious or dangerous faults

Without committing more than 15 minor driving errors (16 or more will result in a fail)

Dangerous driving faults are classed as a fault which results in actual danger. Serious driving faults are when a potentially dangerous incident occurs or a candidate repeats a fault several times. Either of these types of faults will result in a fail.

Minor driving faults are less serious faults which don’t prove any immediate danger, such as hesitating at a junction for too long or changing gear too late.

Observation is the thing people most tend to fail on. Whether it be at a junction, checking your mirrors, lack of observation whilst completing a manoeuvre or when moving away. Other mistakes most commonly made are lack of steering control, incorrect use of signals, incorrect positioning or incorrect speed.

To gain insight into what is expected of you on test and how best to prepare for the test, take a look at our tips and hints link on the website.

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