Top 10 Driving Test Fails 2023

Hello! I'm Chris. Here are the top 10 
reasons for failing a UK driving test.   With information provided by the 
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. At number 10. Not keeping control 
of the car during reverse parking.   During your driving test, you might 
get asked to do reverse bay parking   or parallel parking. Common serious 
faults include bumping up on the kerb. Or finishing too far from the kerb.   Finishing out of a bay in the car park, 
not within the lines.

Too many attempts to   reposition your parallel parking or bay 
parking would also be a serious fault. Number nine. Not having control of the car when 
moving off. Reasons for failing here include   rolling back towards another road user when 
doing a hill start or just rolling back too much. Repeatedly moving off with 
the parking brake still on. Too many times trying to 
move off in the wrong gear. You can also fail your test for 
stalling. If you persistently do it   or if you're affecting other road users.

Not responding correctly to traffic signs. 
Examples of faults here include not noticing   a give-way sign or stop sign and of 
course not stopping when you should. Ignoring a no entry sign. Driving in bus lanes when the sign 
shows that you're not allowed. Number seven. Poor positioning on 
the road during normal driving.  Common faults here include repeatedly 
driving too close to the kerb   or even hitting it. Repeatedly driving too 
close to the centre of the road for no reason,   putting yourself and oncoming 
road users in danger. Not driving in a bus lane when you're allowed 
and it's safe and convenient to use it. Straightening a roundabout when going ahead.   Which means not keeping left on the roundabout 
unless road markings or signs say otherwise. If you don't keep in the correct 
position on a roundabout then you   might get in the way of other 
road users who are next to you. Number six. Not responding 
appropriately to traffic lights.   Examples of faults here are not stopping at an 
amber traffic light when it was safe to do so.   Always be ready for this, especially if the 
traffic light has been green for a while.   Not going when it's green or 
there's a green filter arrow on,   it's safe to go but you haven't 
moved when you should have.

Always keep alert, even when 
you're waiting at traffic lights.   It's very easy to lose concentration and zone 
out when you're waiting, but keep focused.  Stopping after the first white 
line in the area for cyclists. Number five. Not moving off safely. Repeatedly 
not checking the mirrors and not properly   checking the blind spot before moving off 
are common reasons for getting faults here.  Not reacting correctly to what 
is in the mirrors and blind spot   will result in a driving test fail. If you 
move off and cause someone else to slow down   stop or swerve then there's a good chance 
that you'll fail your driving test.   Don't forget to look ahead before moving 
off too.

Maybe a pedestrian is crossing   in front of you or there's oncoming traffic coming 
over your side of the road and it will be safer to   wait but make sure you check all around again, 
including the blind spot before moving off.   Always keep up to date with what's around you. 
Other examples of faults which could start off   being a driving fault or a minor as they're 
commonly called or more serious, include…   not signalling when moving off when necessary 
or not cancelling it after you've moved off.

You would get a serious fault for not observing 
all around after doing an emergency stop   including the blind spot on the left, all 
the mirrors and the blind spot on the right.  Number four. Incorrect positioning 
when turning right at junctions.   It's really important to get in a 
correct position when turning right.   Position just left of the centre line and if 
the road's wide enough, this will help others   get past you. But don't move too far to the 
right or you'll get in the way of oncoming.   Use any space that's for you, 
again to help others get past.   Line up properly and don't stop too early.

If you 
stop too early then other road users might think   you're letting them out and then there's going 
to be possible confusion who's going to go next   which could be dangerous. This also applies 
when you're turning right at traffic lights. To help you learn about a particular subject 
such as how to bay park, we've created a   free online course which will hopefully save 
you time and money on your driving lessons.   It includes how to tackle roundabouts, all 
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We don't want your credit card details and   you don't even need to register. There's a link 
in the description. Anyway let's get back to it Number three.

Not having 
proper control of the steering.   Here are some examples of faults in this category. 
Repeatedly not steering smoothly. Hitting the kerb   with any wheel when you turn into or out of 
a road. Swinging out too wide when turning.   Swinging out after emerging right. And driving with no hands on the steering wheel. 
Of course the examiner will be expecting you to   be in control of the car at all times 
and steering plays a big part in this. For safety, keep both hands on the 
steering wheel unless using a control. Number two. Not using mirrors correctly when 
changing direction. It's important to know   what's around you. Anytime you change direction or 
turn, make sure it's safe first by checking your   mirrors.

If you're going to turn to the right, 
check the interior mirror, then right mirror. Turning left, check the interior 
mirror, then the left mirror.   Check the mirrors towards 
where you're going to turn. On your driving test you might start off 
getting driving faults for not checking mirrors.   But if you keep forgetting to check the mirrors or 
you turn and affect another road user who's close   to you then you will fail your driving test. 
And at number one, the most common reason for   failing a UK driving test is… well you might 
think it's a complex manoeuvre but we've already   had reverse parking at number 10. It's actually 
not making effective observations at junctions.   Just not looking properly. It's also one 
of the biggest causes of accidents too.   Examples of faults here include not looking left 
when you're emerging left out of a minor road.   Make sure that you not only 
look to the right but also   look left for any pedestrians, parked 
vehicles or other possible hazards. Not recognizing that you have to give way and 
observe too late once you've already emerged out   or not observing at all.

I guess it really goes without saying 
but just make sure you observe properly   and especially look out for cyclists 
and motorcyclists who are harder to see. And that was the top 10 reasons for 
failing the driving test in Great Britain.   Thanks a lot for watching. I really hope it helps.   Please subscribe to our channel if you haven't 
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Keep safe on the road and bye for now!.