5. Find out about the top 10 reasons people fail the driving test
The driving test pass rate was 45.9% between April 2019 and March 2020. Many people who fail the test make at least one of the top 10 faults. Use our new guide with your pupils and their parents to help them understand if they’re ready to take their test.
6. Remind your pupils their test will end early if they make a serious or dangerous fault
If your pupil makes a serious or dangerous fault (which means they’ve failed) the driving examiner will direct them back to the driving test centre. This is to minimise the amount of time they need to spend in the vehicle.
Actions to take on the day of the test
1. Clean the inside of the car before the test and let fresh air in
You must clean the inside of your car before your test and make sure that you’ve left fresh air in. Your must have at least one window open on each side throughout the test, so your pupil needs to wear clothing suitable for the weather.
Your pupil must bring and wear a face covering when they come for their test, unless they have a good reason not to and they told us this when they booked their test. We strongly encourage you to do the same.