Martin Regan

Plymouth Driving Instructor

Telephone: 0780 355 1312


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Top Tips When Taking Your Test

The ten most common reasons for failing driving tests are:

  1. Observation at junctions - ineffective observation and judgment
  2. Reverse parking - ineffective observation or a lack of accuracy
  3. Use of mirrors - not checking or not acting on the information
  4. Reversing around a corner - ineffective observation or a lack of accuracy
  5. Incorrect use of signals – not cancelling or giving misleading signals
  6. Moving away safely - ineffective observation
  7. Incorrect positioning on the road - at roundabouts or on bends
  8. Lack of steering control - steering too early or leaving it too late
  9. Incorrect positioning to turn right - at junctions and in one way streets
  10. Inappropriate speed - travelling too slowly or being hesitant