TOP TEN REASONS WHY PEOPLE FAIL THE PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST
OBSERVATION AT JUNCTIONS : Ineffective observation and judgement
REVERSE PARALLEL PARKING : Ineffective observation or lack of accuracy
USE OF MIRRORS : Not checking or not acting on what is seen
REVERSING AROUND A CORNER : Ineffective observation or lack of accuracy
INCORRECT USE OF SIGNALS : Not cancelling or giving misleading signals
MOVING AWAY SAFELY : Ineffective observation
INCORRECT POSITIONING : At roundabouts or bends
LACK OF STEERING CONTROL : Steering too early or too late
INCORRECT POSITIONING : to turn right at junctions and in one way streetsINAPPROPRIATE SPEED : Going too slow or being hesitant.
PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST PREPARATION
You should arrive 10 minutes before your practical driving test is due to start. This will give you time to relax and calm yourself before the practical test begins. Make sure you have your photo card and counterpart together and your theory test pass certificate.
If you wear glasses or contact lenses, make sure you take them with you. Failing to produce any of these items at the test will result in failure and you will not be eligible for a refund.
When it is time for your practical test, the examiner will enter the waiting room and introduce themselves. Your papers will be checked and you will be asked to sign a declaration to say the car you are driving is insured. You can ask for your instructor to sit in the back at this stage. It is also possible that a supervising examiner will sit in the back to examine the examiner. You will then be escorted out of the room and to the car park.