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Not Keeping Control Of The Vehicle During Reverse Parking

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Not Keeping Control Of The Vehicle During Reverse Parking

Top Reasons For Failing The Driving Test - UK

This guide – Not Keeping Control Of The Vehicle During Reverse Parking 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 Keeping Control Of The Vehicle During Reverse Parking

Not Keeping Control Of The Vehicle During Reverse Parking
You must be able to control the car accurately when you:

  • parallel park at the side of the road
  • reverse to park in a parking bay

Any mistakes you make in this area will be counted under the ‘Reverse park – Control’ fault on your driving test result.

Wheels ending up on the pavement at the end of a parallel park

When you complete a parallel park, either the front or back wheels (or both) on the passenger side end up on the pavement.

Too many attempts to reposition when parking

When you park in a bay or at the side of the road, you take too many attempts to either:

  • position the car to park within the bay lines
  • position the car close and parallel to the kerb

Losing control of the car when parking in a bay

When you park in a bay, you lose control of the car.

Ending up parking outside of the bay

When you park in a bay, your final parking position is outside of the lines of the bay.

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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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