What are majors in a driving test?

You’ll pass your driving test if you make: no more than 15 driving faults (sometimes called ‘minors’) no serious or dangerous faults (sometimes called ‘majors‘)

What are minor faults on driving test?

A minor fault (what’s called a ‘driving fault‘ on your test sheet) is for a bit of bad driving that doesn’t cause immediate danger. A silly mistake is not a serious fault unless you don’t deal with it safely.

Do you fail for hitting the curb?

Many learners assume that hitting the kerb while performing a manoeuvre will result in an instant fail, but again it’s not entirely true. While mounting the kerb – or crashing into it hard – will be marked down as a major, a simple touch or clip during a manoeuvre (like turning in the road) is only classed as a minor.

When should you check your blind spot?

When should I check my blind spots? Check your blind spots when moving left or right – for example, when changing lanes. Also, remember to take extra care on busier roads where it’s more likely that a pedestrian, cyclist or car could slip into your blind spots.

Can you drive straight after passing your test?

Can I drive straight away after passing my test? Yes. Although it could take up to three weeks for you to receive your updated photocard in the post, you don’t need to wait for it to arrive before you drive. As long as your car is taxed and insured, you’re good to go.

How many serious faults are you allowed?

You‘re not allowed to make a single serious fault or dangerous fault. Make one of those and your test is an instant fail. But you can make up to 15 minors and still pass your test.

How many serious driving faults are you allowed?

The examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving. You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more results in failure). However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the test.

Can a driving test fail be overturned?

Appealing your driving test result will not overturn the decision made by the examiner, while the result of your practical test cannot be overturned, a successful appeal may result in you getting a free retest.

Can you fail driving test for not using handbrake?

The handbrake or parking brake as it is also referred to should be used at only certain occasions whilst learning to drive and during a driving test. This is obviously dangerous and easily fail a driving test, so try to be relaxed about the use of the handbrake.

Should you put your handbrake on at traffic lights?

When Stopped – When you stop at a junction, or at traffic lights, you might want to apply your handbrake. It’s a good idea to do so if you feel you‘ll be stopped for a while, or if you‘ve stopped on an incline. So in this case, the handbrake can make things that little bit safer for pedestrians.

What do driving examiners look for?

The examiner will look to see that you: Make good observations, in all directions, before emerging. Assess the speed of other vehicles accurately. Take advantage of safe gaps as they arise.

How can I move without handbrake?

Which gear is best for driving uphill?

When you’re driving uphill, change down to a lower gear to avoid the engine struggling to give enough power. Driving downhill, you can use a lower gear to increase the effect of engine braking and reduce the risk of overheating the brakes.

Can you press the clutch and accelerator at the same time?

Push the clutch pedal right down and at the same time let the accelerator pedalcome right up. Move the gear lever to neutral and hold it there. Let the clutch pedal come up, press the accelerator pedal quickly and release it immediately.

How can I move off faster?