Days Before Passing Driving Test with NO Faults!

Hello, I'm Chris. In this video, we're going to 
see Adam take a mock driving test. Any faults   made during the test will be shown on screen 
in real-time and explained as they happen   to help you learn from them. I'll also be 
giving you commentary at key moments during   the drive. So let's go and meet Adam. Adam had 
10 hours of driving lessons over 10 years ago,   took a break from it and recently had 17 hours of 
driving lessons and some private practice. He's   got his driving test in just over a week's time. 
He wants to try a mock test to not only see how   test ready he is but also how safe he drives on 
his own without any help.

You're allowed up to 15   driving faults during the test, often called minor 
faults. These aren't potentially dangerous but   if you keep making the same fault throughout your 
test then it could become a serious fault. Get a   serious or dangerous fault and it's a driving 
test fail. A serious fault is something that   could potentially be dangerous and a dangerous 
fault involves actual danger to either yourself,   the examiner, another person or property. 
For more information on the driving test,   have a look our other video, there's 
a link in the description below. Let's   catch up with Adam as he's about 
to start his mock driving test. Tell me how you check that the brakes are working 
before starting a journey. So you can press the   pedal and and the pedal should feel responsive 
and not spongy.

And then when you pull off,   immediately test the brakes lightly and they 
should work and you shouldn't start veering   to the left or right. Okay, great thanks. The 
examiner will then say throughout the drive,   continue ahead unless traffic signs 
direct you otherwise. When I want   you to turn left or right I'll tell you in 
plenty of time. Start the car when you're   ready and drive on when you're ready 

I'll be directing you at first. A good start to the test getting 
the tell me question correct and   all round observations before moving off. [Music] At the end of the road turn right please. I like the way Adam is double-checking   before moving out and takes a 
good safe opportunity to go. It's easy to drive over the 
speed limit downhill but he   controls the speed really well. At the 
roundabout turn left, first exit please. Pull up on the left in a safe place please. Okay thanks. This is the beginning of the 
independent driving part of the test. I've   asked Adam to follow a series of directions 
from the sat-nav and to continue following   the sat-nav until I say otherwise. 
Drive on when you're ready please. After 300 yards bear right. The sat-nav said 
bear right and it's just a bend Adam has to   follow round but sometimes the sat-nav 
might say bear right and it's an actual   right turn that you'd have to signal for.

So be 
careful and occasionally glance at the screen. Adams driving at a sensible speed here 
as you really can't see far ahead. After 300 yards, go left on the roundabout 
and take the first exit then turn right. Go left on the roundabout and take the first exit,   then turn right. The signal cancelled but 
Adam noticed and put it straight back on. 200 yards turn right. Not only ready to go around the car but 
also looking out for cyclists. Top marks Great observations here. Not only is a lack of 
observations one of the main reasons why people   fail their driving test, but it's also 
one of the top causes of road accidents. In 300 yards go left on the roundabout and 
take the first exit then take the third left. Go left on the roundabout and take the 
first exit, then take the third left.

Good speed through here, trying 
to be ready for the unexpected. After 200 yards turn left, then turn right. Turn left, then turn right. After 200 yards turn right. Turn right. After 100 yards turn right. Turn right. Pull up on the left in a safe place please. 
100 yards turn left. During your driving test,   you can expect the examiner to ask you 
to pull up on the left for a hill start.   Drive on when you're ready. Adam didn't 
let the car roll backward at all but he   got a driving fault for checking the blind 
spot after he moved off rather than before. Turn right, then at the end of the road turn left. Turn left. Before emerging, you should at least check right,   left and right again just in 
case you've missed anything. Pull up on the left in a safe place please. Okay thanks, drive on when you're ready.

Good observations before moving off and 
only indicating once it's safe to go. After 200 yards, cross the roundabout and 
take the second exit. Really pleased he waited   for the bus rather than squeezing through 
and good mirror checks before moving off. Cross the roundabout and take the second 
exit. Check your mirrors before moving   to the left for any cyclists, especially at 
this speed as they could easily catch you up. After 200 yards, cross the roundabout 
and take the second exit. Always look   out for signs and markings. It's 
easy to assume that you'll need the   left-hand lane for going ahead 
but it's not always the case.

Also, the roundabout. Now take the second   exit. Adam spots the markings 
and chooses the correct lane. You will be turning right at the end of 
the road at the traffic lights. Okay. Keeping in lane is really important and he does   this perfectly here. At the 
end of the road, turn right. Turn right. Although Adam is in a lane for turning 
right it's still good to signal for   other road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. Good stopping distance from the car in 
front. This gives Adam plenty of time   to react if needed. It's easier to see 
further ahead and read road markings. Adam reacted well to this car. 
Also, because of his speed,   changing down to second gear would have 
been best rather than first.

It wasn't   worth a driving fault. After three 
hundred yards, turn left turn right. Turn left, then turn right. Turn right, then at the 
end of the road turn right. Turn right, then go left on the 
roundabout and take the first exit. A  good opportunity to go but unfortunately 
he wasn't prepared and missed the chance. A driving fault as there was a little rollback. 
Go left on the roundabout and take the first exit. When it's safe to do so, can you show me 
how you'd open and close your window please. Thanks. After 300 yards turn right. Turn right. Addam sees a good opportunity and takes it. I'm just telling Adam to ignore the sat nav for a   moment as I'd like him to turn right 
after the red lorry into a car park.

Just follow the blue signs. You will do one reversing manoeuvre on the 
test. For Adam it's forward bay parking. I'd   like you to drive forward into any bay on the 
left or to the right so you end up within the   lines please. Okay. He's decided to go into a 
bay on the left and has done the correct thing   to move over to the right but he didn't check 
first to see if anyone was going around him. He's finished within the lines. An examiner would 
be happy with this but Adam wants to get the car   a little more central in the bay which is quite 
important if he's leaving the car in the car park. He didn't have the biting point which resulted in   a slight rollback in first gear, 
although it wasn't worth a fault. Okay, thanks. Okay, I'd like you to reverse out 
to the left please when you're ready.

Adam did the   right thing here. You're allowed to open your door 
as long as it's safe to check you're in the bay. Great all-around observations. You can 
see how he's really looking around for   others and also making sure that the front 
of the car doesn't hit the other vehicle. Just follow it round to the right 
please. So we'll head towards the exit. Follow that blue sign and 
markings towards the exit please. Okay, just go through these black gates back to 
the main road and we'll turn right at the end   of the road please and follow the sat-nav 
again. You know it's often these smaller   inclines rather than the big hills that catch 
new drivers out. You don't realise you're on   a hill and roll back.

With pedestrians close to 
the car, this cost Adam a serious fault. Luckily   he braked or this would have been a dangerous 
fault. The parking brake helps a lot when doing   a hill start and especially important to use 
if there's pedestrians behind the car. He also   got a driving fault as his signal cancelled 
and a moved quite far out before realising. After 80 yards turn right. It's difficult to see oncoming vehicles here and   sometimes they do squeeze through but 
it's safe to go and he observes well. Adam anticipates this traffic light 
really well and stops calmly and smoothly. It's really good to see that he's keeping a 
safe distance from the vehicle in front. Adam   also noticed the speed limit change to 40 miles 
per hour earlier which some drivers do miss.

This 30 mile per hour speed limit sign 
is a little hidden but he notices it,   checks the interior mirror and slows down before 
the sign. Slowing down a lot lower than 30 miles   per hour for no reason can be a fault on 
your driving test as drivers behind might   not expect it and you'll possibly frustrate 
them. You have reached your destination. Okay I'll direct you from here. At the roundabout follow the 
road ahead, second exit please. Great position on the roundabout, 
especially with the van next to us. At the traffic lights turn left please. Adam realises that he's signalled a little early   and to avoid any confusion he does 
the correct thing and cancels it.

Take the next road on the right please. I'd like you to pull up on the left just before 
vehicle please. Try and get reasonably close   to it but leave enough room to get back out. 
During your test, the examiner will ask you to   pull up on the left behind a parked vehicle. 
Sometimes they might tell you to ignore the   driveways on this occasion.

And then ask you 
to drive on again to see how you move off. OK, that's great thanks. Drive on when you're ready please. Pull up on the left in a safe place please. That's the end of Adam's mock driving test. On 
your test, you're not allowed any more than 15   driving faults and no serious or dangerous faults. 
Unfortunately, Adam failed this mock driving test   for rolling back with pedestrians close behind. 
How do you react to failing your test? Well,   you could blame the grumpy examiner or the 
weather, even your instructor.

Or do you   learn from your mistakes get some more 
experience on the road, do research at   home and improve? The good news is Adam did 
just that, he had two more driving lessons,   a little more private practice and he passed his 
driving test with no driving faults, first time! Congratulations Adam and a big thank you for 
taking part in this filmed mock test.

For more   mock driving tests and other helpful 
driving tips have a look our website,   there's a link in the description below. I really 
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Keep up the safe driving and bye for now!.