Why do people fail driving tests?

Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent
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The pass rate for driving tests in Britain is just 46%, according to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

Here are the 10 most common reasons why candidates fail:

1. Not making effective observations at junctions.

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2. Not using mirrors correctly when changing lanes or direction.

3. Not showing control of the steering wheel.

4. Incorrect observations or positioning when turning right at junctions.

A learner driver
There is a long waiting list for driving tests due to the pandemic (Ben Birchall/PA)

5. Failing to move off safely.

6. Not responding appropriately to signs or traffic lights.

7. Poor positioning on the road during normal driving.

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8. Failing to respond to road markings and traffic signs.

9. Not having control of the vehicle when moving off.

10. Not keeping control of the vehicle during reverse parking.