Top 5 reasons why most students fail their Drivers License test

Top 5 reasons why most students fail their Drivers License test

Top 5 reasons why most students fail their Drivers License test

Whether you are about to start your Drivers License journey, or you have already started, there is a fair amount of uncertainty as to what to expect and this can make you nervous. You could have had a few driving lessons but you still lack confident in your own ability. You might have heard your friends say that you will fail your Drivers License on the first attempt. This is completely false. There are a few main areas you can focus on to avoid this embarrassment.

  1. The most common reason for failing a Drivers License test is a “roll’’ action during the test. This means that when you want to move the vehicle from a stationary position forward, but instead you move the vehicle backward or you do not have clutch control, the vehicle moves backwards OR when you want to reverse the vehicle but it moves backwards. Both these actions are completely prohibited. The vehicle must move in the direction of the gear selected. This mistake often occurs during the parking portion of the Drivers License test.
  2. Doing the right observations in the correct sequence will save deducted points. You need to keep under the limit of 50 penalty points when doing your parking portion of the Drivers License test and 160 point for 20min on the road portion of the Drivers License test. If you neglect to do the observations correctly, points are deducted accordingly.
  3. Touching an obstacle (pole) during your parkings will lead to an immediate fail. Make sure you get enough practice before hand.
  4. Touching a solid line or driving over a stop line is considered a traffic violation and will also disqualify you from the test immediately. Any violation of a traffic rule is an immediate fail.
  5. Feeling nervous are a reality and can cause the most seasoned driver to fail their Driver License test. Most of us get nervous when doing something we normally don’t do example conducting a test. Try and do a few dummy tests before your actual Drivers License test day to get use to the idea of someone marking you according to the test requirements.

Getting the right advice from a Certified / qualified person can save you time, money and frustration. Keep on practicing!

For more information, contact our offices at info@toponedrivingschool.co.za or phone at 082 367 5753 / 0861 488 863.

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