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What you need to know about failing your driving test

What you need to know about failing your driving test
Tina Playle
  • On November 2, 2018

Finding out you failed your driving test is every learner driver’s nightmare. It can be very difficult for some people to rebuild their confidence and try again. Here’s our advice when it comes to dealing with failing your driving test and the secret to acing the next one.


Dealing with failing your driving test

First things first, nobody is happy to know they have just failed their driving test. You’ll have to believe us when we say, there might be an upside to this. Most people pass after multiple driving tests. You should consider a failure a learning curve.

Take your experience and make sure you know where you went wrong and use it to become a better driver.


The most common reasons which lead to a driving test failure

The number one reason why people fail their driving test is demonstrating a lack of observation skills at a junction. This means you’re not performing enough checks (ensuring your safety) before moving off. You need a full 360-degree knowledge of what’s happening around you. If you don’t have that – then check, check and check again!

Other common reasons for failure of driving test are: use of mirrors, reverse parking and moving off safely.

To read more about how to avoid these common mistakes click here.

One of the most common reasons for failure of driving test is not checking mirrors enough and lack of observations.

Private Practice

You know the saying, practice makes perfect? Well, that applies to learning to drive too.

Driving lessons are only half of the story when it comes to learning to drive. The best way to become a better driver is to practice in your own time at your own pace.

Practising away from your driving lessons allows you to develop your own driving style that is both comfortable and safe. It’s also a perfect opportunity to master those tricky manoeuvres!

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Failing your driving test isn’t the end of the road. It’s merely an obstacle. When you find it knocking your confidence, simply remind yourself of why you started learning to drive.

Good luck for the next one! Remember, nothing worth having comes easily!

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