March 10, 2015

Why Do We Fail?

A recent report has revealed that almost 3000 learner drivers have been involved in some sort of collision on their tests. Whilst this may be the worst case scenario to occur during a driving test, there are in fact many other reasons why candidates will fail the test.

These include observation, where the examiner thinks that the learner is not paying enough attention to the road. A cursory glance is not enough, you need to be seen to scrutinise the roads to show good observation.

Another reason for failing is failing to use the mirrors well enough. These should be used regularly and should help you decide how to drive, so use them before making any manoeuvre or changing gear so you are fully aware of what is happening around you at all times.

Other reasons include bad positioning, poor use of signals, and moving away safely. But are there any we might have missed? Let us know in the comments below!

Safe driving from Britannia!