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Top Ten reason for failing a practical car driving test

Coming in at No. 1 is Not making effective observations at junctions.

This guide explains the top 10 reasons people fail the car driving test in Great Britain.

Below we have listed the top ten reasons that people fail their driving test. Each point has a link to the Gov website where you can read a more detailed account of the fault. You need to be a good driver in order to be ready to sit and pass the driving test. This guide gives examples of the types of mistakes people make during their test. If you regularly make any of the mistakes explained in this guide during your driving lessons, you’re not ready to take and pass your driving test, you can use this guide with your instructor to help you practice these skills.

Approved Driving Instructors are professionals who are well trained and can help to advise you when you are ready for your test. You should feel confident and able to drive unaided on your driving test. Taking the driving test is about you showing the examiner you are a safe driver and that you are ready to drive on your own.

 

The driving test pass rate was 45.9% between April 2019 and March 2020. Many people who failed their test made at least one of the mistakes explained in this guide. If you have any questions about the driving test or need more information please do not hesitate to ask your instructor.