It’s no secret that half the people who take their driving test end up failing on the very first try. The reasons for them failing range from making a very dangerous error to making a series of small mistakes. Some people fail because they think they know it all when in reality they don’t.
If you’re getting ready to take your test soon, then the best thing you can do for yourself is PREPARE. Preparing means to study all of the written material and practice driving on a daily basis. You should be practicing with a responsible and trustworthy adult.
It will also help to know which mistakes will cause you to fail. There are so many possible mistakes a student driver can make during his or her test. Some are more serious than others.
Although the laws vary from state to state, the following mistakes will cause you to fail, no matter where you live:
· Showing signs that you are inexperienced to the point at which you put yourself, your examiner, and other drivers on the road at risk.
· Failing to cooperate with the examiner.
· Making erratic movements with the vehicle.
· Driving in a vehicle that needs repairs.
· Rolling past a stop sign or red light.
· Taking risky actions.
· Being involved in a collision.
Before you start feeling scared, you need to realize that you can prevent ALL of the above from happening if you just prepare.
As far as collisions go, you can avoid being involved in one by learning defensive driving techniques. If you stay focused, you will be able to observe the movements of the other vehicles on the road. You might be able to predict dangerous situations before they happen. This will hopefully buy you enough time to take a defensive action. Every second counts.
Talk to your driving instructor about defensive driving. Learning how to do it properly may just save your life (as well as others’) someday.
As for the other reasons why people fail their driving test, it’s because they make a series of mistakes such as:
· Not signally properly.
· Incorrect positioning of the vehicle.
· Forgetting to check mirrors.
· Forgetting to check blind spots.
· Not parking properly
· Going too slow or too fast.
· Jerking the wheel.
· Forgetting to put seatbelt on.
· Not checking to make sure examiner has his/her seatbelt on (they will sometimes leave it off on purpose just to see if the student driver notices).
Now you have some ideas of what you must do in order to pass. You can avoid making these mistakes if you study hard enough and practice as often as you can. Hopefully, you’ll end up with a good teacher who can help you understand both your strengths and weaknesses. Know what you need to work on and keep doing it over and over until you have it down pat.
Prepare yourself for the day of the test by looking over online guides. There is no end to the resources and helpful information for student drivers online. Reading instructions on how to do certain things can really help you prepare.