Driving Test Pass Rate – Lowest in 10 Years
The pass rates of the driving test have in a 10 year low. Since December 2017, the overall pass rate has been 45.5%. This follows the major changes made to the practical driving test on the 4th December last year.
New Manoeuvres in the Driving Test
The reverse-around-the-corner and the turn-in-the-road manoeuvres were dropped from the test. Instead, they were replaced with real-life manoeuvers such as forward bay park and reverse bay park. The satnav was also introduced to the test and the independent driving section of the test doubled to 20 minutes. Furthermore, one of the vehicle safety questions is now asked while is the candidate is driving. An example of this is, “Can you show me how open and close the window.”
Institute of Advanced Motorist
Neil Grey from the Institute if Advance Motorist (IAM) said, “Research from around the world shows that getting as much experience of driving in as wide a range of traffic conditions as possible will make you a safer driver in the long run” Learner drivers need to appreciate that passing the driving test does not mean they know it all. The driving examiner issuing a pass certificate just mean, “In their opinion, the candidate is ready to learn to drive on their own.
Increase your Chances of Passing the Driving Test
- Make sure that you’re fully prepared for the practical test. You must be able to drive without any help from your instructor at all. You should be able to complete all the manoeuvres while making the necessary observations.
- Try to take driving lessons on different days and even different times. If for example, you were to take most of the lessons on Sunday morning, you will struggle with a driving test in the rush hour traffic.
- Be familiar with the car. You should know where all the controls are situated and how to safely use them. One of the reasons the pass rate for the driving test has dropped is the candidate’s ability to answer the show me questions.
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