Rachel's Top Tips

The ten most common reasons for failing driving tests in the Plymouth area are:

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