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10 Reasons People Fail Their Driving Test


Passing a driving license is sometimes considered a necessary evil. We spend a lot of time reviewing the code and driving without being sure that the famous pink piece of paper will be there. Getting your driver’s license the first time is for some the result of a stroke of luck. Indeed, some people struggle and retake the driving test again and again. In order to attract luck to your camp, let’s take a look at the top 10 reasons people fail their driving test and don’t get their driving license.

With 18 years of experience in the world of driving schools, few things surprise you. And if we teachers have learned something, it is that when facing the theoretical exam, the same mistakes are repeated over and over again. For what it’s worth (I hope so), I wanted to compile in this post the main errors that students usually have when taking the theoretical driving license exam.

  1. The first and most important: not reading the sentences of the questions well. If by going fast we do not finish reading the whole statement, it is easy that we end up falling into the error.
  2. Related to the first, but just as important, not understanding what they are asking us . Once the question is read, you have to stop for a few seconds before answering the first thing that you think of. Before the slightest doubt …
  3. Do not answer the question if you have doubts . Murphy did not create his laws by chance … if you doubt between two, it is easy for you to put the one that does not touch and that costs you a mistake.
  4. The effect I call “snowball.” It usually happens when you read one of the first questions and it sounds like Chinese to you. When that happens, it is quite likely that later questions that, a priori, would have been easier for us, make us doubt. If a second comes after the first, it is easy for a third, a fourth to come later … and the “snowball” grows and grows, like our nerves and our anxiety. Stay calm .
  5. Read all the answers well and do not answer the first one that we see as valid. Many answers are “yes” or “no”, but perhaps some of the answer includes the exception: “yes, but …”
  6. The days before the exam, it is not good to overdo it by doing tests . Study what you wear the most loose and do some tests every day. If you swell to test it is possible that you end up failing really easy questions due to overconfidence … together with points 1 and 2.
  7. Rest and sleep the night before. The more rested we are, the easier it will be to assimilate the questions.
  8. Control the time . If you hesitate with a question, save it for last and don’t get stuck with it.
  9. Be careful with very similar answers , read them well. And remember: the adverbs “never” and “always” are loaded by the devil.
  10. I leave for last the main reason for test failures … and anything in life: nerves !

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