Can you spot driving faults like a test examiner? | Learn to drive: Driving Test Tips

[Music] do you think you could be a driving test examiner the thing is being a driving test examiner might not be as easy as you think you must know the highway code inside out and be able to conduct a fair test of someone's driving since we get many comments from people that have spotted driving faults in our videos we thought you might enjoy a video purely about marking faults correctly so that's what this video is all about before we start make sure you subscribe to our Channel and click the bell so you are alerted when we upload a new video also we'd love to read your comments so please scroll down and let us know what you think [Music] on the driving test we are allowed up to 15 driving faults but any serious or dangerous faults would result in a test fail deciding which fault to give would depend on the severity of the mistake and the situation that it happened anything the first exit driving faults also known as minor faults are given when are driving falls below the expected standard but it wouldn't cause any danger examples might be a stall or missed mirror check serious faults are given when we do something that causes potential danger an example would be that we lose control steering around a corner and bump up onto the pavement dangerous faults are anything that put us or others in actual danger and would normally force the examiner to take action to prevent a collision an example would be poor observation when trying to enter a new road where we haven't spotted other traffic that we need to give way to the examiner would use the dual control brake to keep us safe so as you can see the type of thought given would depend on how much danger the fault caused [Music] we have recorded 15 short driving clips for you to watch and there will be various driving faults for you to spot you will have to decide how to mark each fault you see and after each clip we will review it and explain how we would have marked it let's get started [Music] for this first clip we gave you an easy fault to spot we didn't check our blind spots before pulling away since there was no danger hidden in our mirrors blind spots we would give a driving fault for this had there been a hazard nearby that could have caused some kind of danger then the same fault would have been marked more seriously we must always look both ways before entering a new road in case there is traffic we need to give way to at the end of this road we only looked right and crossed the give way line before finally looking left this put us in potential danger of a head-on crash so we would give a serious fault for this in this clip we allowed our Road position to drift well over the center line of the road we were to give a serious fault for this loss of control as being that far into the other lane puts us in potential danger of a collision with oncoming traffic if there had actually been oncoming traffic then the examiner would have had to help us steer the car and then give us a dangerous fault this time we didn't check our mirrors before breaking for the lower speed limit and would expect a driving fault for this we also selected fourth gear before turning left into the minor road this is not the gear we would usually use but since it didn't affect our control over the car we would not expect any fault to be given [Music] when leaving the roundabout we didn't check our left and center mirrors before changing our road position and leaving since we could see on approach that there was no nearby traffic we would give a driving fault on this occasion however the same fault on a large busy roundabout would put us in potential danger and we would probably be given a serious fault [Music] [Music] this time we indicated right on approach to the roundabout but actually drove straight ahead second exit this could mislead other traffic and put us in danger so we would expect a serious fault for doing this after the roundabout we left the left indicator on for some time but since there was no traffic behind us or nearby left turns we would only class this as a driving fault this time first we drove faster than the 30 mile per hour speed limit but since it was only for a few seconds and in a quiet area we would hope to be given a driving fault for this doing the same speed in a busy town center would almost certainly get us a serious fault we also showed very poor lane discipline on the roundabouts cutting across both lanes since there was no other traffic on the roundabouts we would hope to be given a driving fault but we could easily be given a serious fault somewhere busier this roundabout has good visibility and we can see that it is safe to proceed at the give-way line without stopping stopping and waiting for no reason might delay following traffic and would be classed as undue hesitation and given a driving fault we should try to avoid doing this repeatedly on the driving test as the examiner might convert the driving faults into a serious fault which would result in a test failure we changed from third gear to fifth gear at under 30 miles per hour this is probably not the best gear but it didn't cause a problem so we don't think it worthy of a fault we also crossed our hands when steering into the minor road on the left this isn't our favorite steering technique but since our composition and control wasn't affected no fault should be given the examiner would only give steering faults if our technique reduced our control over our car we pull over at the side of the road right next to a bus stop parking our car here would definitely obstruct a bus from picking up passengers and we would expect to get a serious fault for this we also didn't check our left blind spots when pulling away but since the right blind spot was checked we wouldn't expect any fault to be given in this case we drove closer than necessary to the black parked car and would expect to be given a driving fault for doing this ideally we should always leave a metre gap or about a car doors with between our car and any parked cars just in case something unexpected happens if we need to squeeze through any tight gaps we should drive very slowly to give us more time to steer precisely or stop on this clip we are driving on a wide and clear road with a 30 mile per hour limit and we slow down to under 20 miles per hour for some time driving this slowly would be fine if it were necessary but when the road is clear we should try to make progress when it is safe to do so since there was no following traffic we would expect a driving fault this time but do the same thing on a busy major road and it could frustrate other drivers and put us in potential danger and get us a more serious fault we see that we need to give way before entering the roundabout but we stall our engine when trying to move off since we restarted the engine quickly and got going on the second attempt we would expect to be given a driving fault repeated stalling especially if it held up other traffic would probably be marked as a serious fault we need to drive around several parked cars on this clip and we repeatedly indicate right and left as we steer around them this could mislead other road users especially as there is other side roads nearby but since there was no one around we would hope to only be given a driving fault before using our indicators we should consider whether anyone would benefit from our signal or whether it would be clearer not to indicate after all this time we follow the white car in front a little too closely on dry roads we should always keep at least a two-second gap between us and traffic ahead and in this case we were a little closer for a moment since the speed was low we would expect to be given a driving fault for this but do it at a higher speed and the fault would certainly be harsher thank so much when you ready driver so did you spot all the faults before we pointed them out if you disagree with any of our assessments or have spotted other faults that we didn't mention then please leave a comment below it is a lot harder to see the folks when watching on smaller screens so don't worry if you missed a couple however even though a driving test examiner is there in the car being driven they have to consider the fault in the situation that it was made as this will dictate what type of fault is given if any our advice for anyone on a driving test that has spotted themselves making a fault is to keep driving and complete the full test route finish the test and you have a chance of passing but give up and you definitely won't [Music] if you found this video interesting then please visit our channel as there are over 100 more tutorial videos to help you improve your driving if you would like to help us make new videos then please consider becoming a member or patron of our channel thanks for watching