To help you avoid the most common pitfalls here is a list of the top ten reasons why people fail*.

  1. Observation at junctions - ineffective observation and judgement
  2. Reverse parking - ineffective observation or a lack of accuracy
  3. Use of mirrors - not checking or not acting on the information
  4. Reversing around a corner - ineffective observation or a lack of accuracy
  5. Incorrect use of signals - not canceling or giving misleading signals
  6. Moving away safely - ineffective observation
  7. Incorrect positioning on the road - at roundabouts or on bends
  8. Lack of steering control - steering too early or leaving it too late
  9. Incorrect positioning to turn right - at junctions and in one way streets
  10. Inappropriate speed - traveling too slowly or being hesitant 

* Top ten reasons based on twelve months to January 2004home