Let’s talk about common driving test myths which have slowly surfaced over the years. These have either popped up because of individuals continuously failing their test or failure to acknowledge common driving faults.
Common Driving Test Myths – Punctured!
#1 Driving Examiners Have a Pass-Fail Quota to Adhere to
This is far from the truth. If you have learned the test theory and practiced driving enough to ensure the success of acing your driver’s test, why would you fail?
#2 Examiners Strive to Fail All Learner Drivers
A qualified driving examiner still reports daily to a boss. Therefore, a significantly high number of failing learners by a particular examiner would definitely be investigated.
#3 I Failed My Test Because the Examiner Didn’t Like Me
Driving examiners are required to carry their jobs out in a professional manner at all times. However, it is your duty to ensure, if you keep failing, to work harder on rectifying your driving faults and lack of areas in theoretical knowledge.
#4 Doing the Drivers Test at a Later Stage in Life Will Up Your Chances of Passing
As the saying goes, ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks’, is just as relevant in reality as a principle of life. Learning new things when you’re older is more difficult. Especially if it’s been ten years since you last picked up a dusty textbook. Studies have shown younger learner drivers had a higher chance of passing compared to the older generations.
#5 Driving Schools Make Learner Drivers Take More Lessons Than Is Necessary
Reputable driving schools are not recommended by their former students for no valid reason. Recommendations are more than likely based on how helpful the driving tutors were through the learning process. Another fact to consider is if the tutor guided you through the learning process up until the tutor advised that you were confident enough in driving to book your test thereafter.
Common Driving Faults Learners Make
This is the most common fault made by learner drivers. Misjudging the observations needed when making left and right turns or going around roundabouts. This includes reverse parking, general reversing of the vehicle, and pulling off in the vehicle without stalling.
During the driving test and general day-to-day driving you are required to be alert, aware, and observe in your mirrors every few seconds. Not checking your mirrors can result in misjudged turns, accidental overtaking, or worse. Rather check your mirrors more so as to avoid ensure road safety and yours.
The correct use of signals on the road is paramount. You cannot indicate then not cancel your indicator later, this confuses other drivers as to where you’re going. Over and above that, correct steering control ensures accurate turns and no negligent driving. Stick to the speed limits wherever you are driving – the freeway, carriageways, or town.
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