Kettering test centre commonly uses the A14 for tests, there are similar mistakes made on test which result in a fail. Not planning an over take in time leading to getting too close to the vehicle in front. Staying in the wrong lane on a dual carriageway and not preparing for roundabouts. According to a survey of students from the majority of local schools or who are learning with a parent.
The DVSA released the top reasons for a fail.
Top ten reasons for failing Junctions (observation) Use of mirrors – (change direction) Control (steering) Junctions (turning right) Response to signals (traffic lights) Move off (control) Positioning (normal driving) Move off (safety) Reverse park (control) Response to signals (road markings)
In 2014 the pass rate across the UK was 46.9% down from the previous year.
So how can you make sure you do not fall into the trap of others before you.
Look at the road layout on the internet so you have a mental picture of the roads and lanes
Make sure you are prepared
Don’t shop on price, shop on quality
Don’t be pressured to take a test by anyone
Be safe know your surroundings
Remember once you pass you are responsible
Take Pass Plus
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