Graham Hill Reveals Worst Driving Test Errors

Wednesday, 6. July 2011

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Who would be a driving test examiner? I certainly wouldn’t if the latest statistics regarding serious and dangerous faults found during examinations are anything to go by. The information provided by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) shows that over 1 million serious or dangerous faults were logged during 1.5 million tests taken last year. Amazing or what? I’m a pretty poor passenger at the best of times but I think sitting next to spotty, hormonal teenager who has learned how to drive on his X Box would definitely be one step too far for me.

Apparently whilst young lads and lasses are thinking about Beyonce (or is that just me) and Justin Bieber, not necessarily in that order, they are missing things at junctions and the odd motorbike or pedestrian.

During practical exams in 2010 147 students or examiners were hospitalised with major injuries sustained during the practical part of driving tests.

The DSA puts this down to a lack of money about and learners turning to friends and family to teach them how to drive. Some examiners have said that students are down by up to 75% compared to 2008.

Many are taking lessons with parents or friends then just taking a handful of lessons with an examiner just before their tests. Here are the frightening statistics according to the DSA:

By Graham Hill

Reason Serious/Dangerous Faults
Observation at junction 362,369
Use Of Mirrors 205,772
Reverse Parking 152,866
Reversing 152,285
Moving Off Safely 149,440
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