The Most Common Driving Test Faults, And How You Can Avoid Making Them

Driving in the wrong lane

Almost every driver has made a mistake while driving at some point. For some, this might mean accidentally braking too hard or switching lanes without looking. Others might make more serious mistakes, like driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

However, many drivers make mistakes during their driving test that can cost them the chance to get their license. In this blog post, we will discuss the most common driving test faults and how you can avoid making them!

The most common driving test faults are:

Not stopping at a stop sign or red light
Failing to stop at a stop sign or red light is a very common driving test fault. If you do not stop completely, the examiner will likely mark it as a serious error. To avoid this mistake, be sure to come to a complete stop before proceeding through any intersection.

Speeding is another common driving test fault. The speed limit is in place for a reason and going over the limit can be very dangerous. To avoid speeding, always check the posted speed limit and make sure you are following it.

Not using turn signals
Failing to use turn signals is another common mistake. Turn signals let other drivers know what you are doing and help to prevent accidents. Always remember to use them when turning or changing lanes.

Not checking blind spots
Not checking your blind spots is a dangerous mistake. Always check your mirrors and look over your shoulder before changing lanes or making a turn. Failure to do so could result in an accident.

Failing to yield
Failing to yield the right of way is another common driving test fault. This can be a dangerous mistake if other drivers are not expecting it. Failing to yield to pedestrians or other vehicles can also lead to accidents. Always be sure to yield when necessary.

Driving in the wrong lane
Driving in the wrong lane is a common mistake that can be easily avoided. Be sure to pay attention to road signs and stay in the correct lane. The wrong lane can often lead to accidents or traffic violations.

Driving under the influence
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious offense. It is illegal and can lead to accidents, injuries, and even death. If you are under the influence, do not get behind the wheel.

Driving while distracted
Distracted driving is becoming increasingly common with the use of cell phones and other devices. However, it is still dangerous and can lead to accidents. If you must use a device while driving, be sure to do so safely.

If you are taking your driving test soon, make sure to review the rules of the road and practice good driving habits so you can avoid making these mistakes. With a little bit of preparation, you can pass your driving test with flying colors!

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Written by:
Rich Heinrich
Master Instructor / General Manager

Instructor and Office Administrator

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