Passing the driving test in London is hard

According to a recent AA survey, people in London take a longer time to pass the driving test compared to learners in any other part of the UK.

The main reasons for failing the test in London, was the busy and complex roads learner drivers had to deal with, in addition to that was the added pressure of impatient car owners hootng or tailgating candidates which didn't help already nervous provisional licence holders.

The DSA continues to stress the importantance of having enough driving lessons in London in order not only to get to the required standard, but also to gain enough experience dealing with the busy traffic and attitude of other London road users quoting 45 hours with an instructor with an additional 22 of private practise.

The video below shows a typical Mill Hill London high street and the dangers a learner has to deal with:



Important! If you are not learning to drive with an instructor, it is important that BOTH you and the person teaching you to drive read The DSA official test guide, this book will greatly increase your chance of passing the driving test without spending too much money on lessons.

Top 10 reasons for failing the driving test in London
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Driving Test talking Examiner

If you are one of those that like to talk, I would like to give you an important piece of advice, don't talk to the DSA Examiner during the 40 minutes of the practical car driving test.

There is nothing wrong with chating to the test examiner, but from my experience of learners during driving lessons, they easily get carried away especially if talking about a subject that they really like, and this results in them commiting driving errors serious or not which will still be marked on the DL25 report sheet and might even result in a failure.



It is therefore in your own interest to keep your mouth shut, concentrate on the driving test and get the full UK licence you are after no matter what a nice person the examiner might seem to be, as you can't blame them for failing you if you make a mistake, know your weaknesses, and let someone else do the talking to the examiner, not you.

Important! If you are not learning to drive with an instructor, it is important that BOTH you and the person teaching you to drive read The DSA official test guide, this book will greatly increase your chance of passing the driving test without spending too much money on lessons.