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Not Having Control Of The Vehicle When Moving Off

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Not Having Control Of The Vehicle When Moving Off

Top Reasons For Failing The Driving Test - UK

This guide – Not Having Control Of The Vehicle When Moving Off is part of my Top Reasons For Failing The Driving Test – UK series. Explaining the top 10 reasons people fail the car driving test in Great Britain.

You need to be a good driver to pass the driving test. This guide gives examples of the types of mistakes people make during their test.

45.9%pass rate between April 2019 and March 2020

The driving test pass rate was 45.9% between April 2019 and March 2020. Many people who failed their test made at least one of the mistakes explained in this guide.

Not Having Control Of The Vehicle When Moving Off

Not Having Control Of The Vehicle When Moving Off
You must be able to:

  • move off under control, including on a slope or hill (gradient), from behind a parked vehicle and at junctions.
  • Any mistakes you make in this area will be counted under the ‘Move off – Control’ fault on your driving test result.

Stalling and rolling back when trying to move off

When you move off at a green traffic light or during a hill start, you stall the car and roll back a considerable distance.

Repeatedly stalling when moving off

Throughout your test, you repeatedly stall the car when you try to move off.

Stalling repeatedly when moving off on one occasion

On one occasion during your test, when you move off you repeatedly stall because of things like being in the wrong gear or poor clutch control. This results in the driving examiner giving you guidance.

Trying to move off without selecting a gear and then rolling back

When you try to move off, you do not select a gear. This then causes the car to roll back a considerable distance.

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Driving Safety Facts

There were 942 reported accidents in Great Britain in 2019 caused by driver error when moving off at junctions.

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