3 OBSERVATIONS You Must Do To PASS Your Driving Test

And this is one of the most common faults
here that show from the DVSA that people fail their driving test
for observations at junctions. So we're going to be turning left again. So this is what not to do. Don't just take a quick look to the right. Hey, guys, welcome to another video. So in this video, I'm going to show
you the three main observations which. In my opinion, learner drivers miss and
end up fail link their driving test for. So, yeah, as you can see, I'm. Kind of ruining my look with this. Camera on my cap. So this is so you guys can. Get a much better view of what I can
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Yeah. Right then.
So the first observation, we can do that from this
parked up position. Yeah. Because this is an observation that a lot
of learner drivers miss when moving off. Yeah.
So let me demonstrate. So I'm going to show you how to move
off and the timing of this observation. Okay, so moving off, selecting the gear. Getting my feet ready. Now, starting off with the observation, just checking behind,
making sure there's no one coming. Yeah.
So everyone always does that part. Yeah.
They make sure there's no vehicle or. Cyclists approaching from behind. They start their checks. Checking the side mirror, the left side. Mirror, checking the center mirror again, looking ahead, make sure
there's no incoming vehicle. That'S going to be, could be parking.

Opposite us and then
checking that right side. Maria.
So these are the checks that most people do do, but the final one,
just before moving off, is a blind. Spot check over your right shoulder. So I'm not sure if you can
see through this camera here. So in the center mirror, obviously, I can see what's behind me in the right
hand mirror, I can see what's on the side. Yeah.
And a lot of people think that. These two mirrors cover everything and
there's no need to check the blind spot. That's what a lot of people think here. But let me show you now, if. I look over my right blind spot. Obviously we can see that white
vehicle parked in that driveway. So that could be moving off, there could be someone else
there trying to cross the road. So that is one of the most. Important observations every
time you're asked to move off. And remember, during
your driving test, the. Examiner will make you park up at. Least twice, if not more. Yeah, so let's do it the proper way now. Yeah, so I've got my feet ready
and do my checks.

Checking the right mirror, and now the
right blind spot, making sure it's safe. There's no one that's going
to really benefit from my signal. And now checking the right blind spot. Again just before moving off. And make. Sure you don't miss that check here. Right there. Next observation I can
demonstrate at this t junction. This is when we're emerging out
from a side road onto the main road. So let's turn left here. So checking my center mirror,
left mirror signaling left. There's a pedestrian in the road
which I don't think she ever noticed me. So now this is a mistake
at the observations which many make. So they look to the right and they'll see it might be clear after this bus,
then they look to the. Left and then they just continue. Make sure you look to the right again.

So in this case, this bus driver is
being very nice and giving us away. I'll thank him. And again, there's not enough space for. Me to get through here, so that one is made easy
for me by the bus driver. So what I'm going to do is.
I'm going to come round and do that again. Okay, so we're going to be approaching
the same junction again, and this is one of the most common fault
shifts that show from the DVSA that people fail their driving test
for observations at junctions.

So we're going to be turning left again. So this is what not to do. Don't just take a quick look to. The right, to the left,
and assume it's clear and go. Make sure you double check
and look to the right again. Look to the left again,
lean forward, and that's it. So instead of registering the checks once. Each year, do them at least a couple
of times and make sure those. Checks are quite quick. So the last thing you want to do is check. Then just look to the other side. And move and not check again.
Yeah. So just as you move in, make. Sure you take that check here,
which I call the lifesaver check here. Just imagine there's
a motorcyclist coming quite fast. If there is, you'll notice him,
you won't miss it. Okay, so for the final observation,
I'm in a car park, so you probably guessed this observation
is one that's missed out during maneuvers. So the two main maneuvers are the
reversing ones, which is the reverse bay.

Park and the reverse parallel park here. So on both of those maneuvers, I. Find that learners end up in the. Finishing position pretty well. But miss this observation. And those of you that watch the. Mock test regularly will know. Like every time I ask learners do the reverse bay
park or the reverse parallel park. If they do this maneuver,
always praise them. And often when learners miss it out,
I'll always go on about this observation. Let me demonstrate. So selecting reverse gear and getting my feet ready, starting
with all round observations.

Checking out the back. And again, most learners
normally start off. Really well with the observations. They look all around because
if you reverse the car without checking all around, especially out the back here,
that would result in a driving test fail. Yeah, that would be a serious fault. Right. So keeping the speed nice
and slow, checking the back. And now when I get to my. Point of turn, so you could
have a reference point for it. Even if you haven't, that doesn't matter.

Yeah, but the main thing is now
when I steer to the left, which. Is what a lot of learners do. They keep looking around,
they check their. Mirrors, trying to focus on whether
they're inside the bay or not, and they miss one of the main
checks, which I've missed it. Obviously, I've made sure it's safe
because the car park is empty.

And again, those of you that are regular
watchers will know that check was. The right blind spot.
Check here. So let me show you exactly when
to check that and what to do. When you get to that point of turn. Okay, so again, getting my feet ready, checking all around
and starting to reverse. Checking out the back again. And now as I get to my. Point of turn, what I normally say when you get to the reference point,
as I give my learners a reference. Point to stop at stop, make sure
you stop at that point and then.

Do your checks again,
you're allowed on your driving testure. So check that right blind spot. And if it's clear,
make sure there's no danger there. Obviously the car park is quite empty. In a busy car park, there'd be other cars pulling out, people,
shopping trolleys and so on. So check that blind spot,
make sure it's safe.

If it is safe, only then start to steer
because this is a point where your vehicle is going to swing out
and cause the most danger. Check that blind spot again. Check the back. Check the blind spot again. Check the back. And now once you've done those checks, then you can focus on the side mirrors
and check if your vehicle is. Inside the bay or not. If not, you can work on readjusting. So now obviously mine is inside the bay and again just looking around making
sure it's safe and make sure not. To touch the cab at the back. Again, I've got a reference point
out the back window which I use and. That'S the check that right
blind spot check here. And the general observations,
that's how to do them when doing the reverse bay park and the reverse
parallel parking maneuver. So yeah that's it really guys,
any of you that need more help with. Any topics or say your test is coming up
and you feel your instructor hasn't covered something or there's something
that you're not 100% on, make sure you.

Download my course which is the ultimate driving course and yeah
that's it really guys. So those are three key observations not. To miss out here when you're driving. Hopefully that video
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