The below are the most common restricted licence driving test mistakes
• Going over speed limit,
• Forgetting to signal,
• Failing to look for other traffic,
• Not giving way
Instant fail mistakes
[driving which results in immediate danger to any road user or property]
• Instructor intervention
• Fail to carry out instruction
• Fail to give way
• Stopping in a dangerous position
• Failing to stop
• Any other dangerous action
[info source: drive.govt.nz]
NZ Transport Agency information shows failing to give way or stop and speeding will result in an immediate fail of your driving licence test, while driving too slow or too fast are characterised as "serious" driving errors of which you can only commit two.
To avoid these common driving test mistakes, it is essential to have a few lessons with an experienced instructor so you are aware of the errors that will result in a test fail. Lessons are not expensive compared to the cost of resitting your test.
Adrian from Shoredrive can also help with your theory test, if required. Nationwide the pass rate for the Class 1 (car) theory test reached 70% in July this year, and while a slight drop to 67% was recorded in August, the national pass rate is up significantly from 60% at the same time last year and less than 50% in 2009. If you don't want to fail either your theory or practical test, call/text Adrian on 027 473 5407.
Thanks to Adrian’s Driving School, ShoreDrive Ltd, I was able to confidently sit and pass my restricted licence...
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