Understanding your driving test result

Find out what’s assessed during your driving test, what things count as faults, and how to improve on any mistakes you made.

A link to the guide is included in the result email that’s emailed to your pupils after their test. View the guide What’s in the guidance The guidance explains what your pupil needed to do in the 24 skill areas that are assessed. It also includes examples of common faults and advice for your pupils about how to improve in these areas. The full list of areas includes: ancillary controls awareness and planning clearance to obstructions control controlled stop (emergency stop) eyesight check following at a safe distance forward park (drive forward into a parking bay) fuel-efficient driving (eco-driving) judgement (overtaking, meeting, crossing) junctions (including roundabouts) move off pedestrian crossing position and normal stops positioning precautions progress response to signs and signals reverse park (parallel park or reverse into a parking bay) reverse / right (pull up on the right) signals use of mirrors use of speed vehicle checks (‘show me, tell me’ questions)

The full list of areas includes:

  • ancillary controls
  • awareness and planning
  • clearance to obstructions
  • control
  • controlled stop (emergency stop)
  • eyesight check
  • following at a safe distance
  • forward park (drive forward into a parking bay)
  • fuel-efficient driving (eco-driving)
  • judgement (overtaking, meeting, crossing)
  • junctions (including roundabouts)
  • move off
  • pedestrian crossing
  • position and normal stops
  • positioning
  • precautions
  • progress
  • response to signs and signals
  • reverse park (parallel park or reverse into a parking bay)
  • reverse / right (pull up on the right)
  • signals
  • use of mirrors
  • use of speed
  • vehicle checks (‘show me, tell me’ questions)

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/understanding-your-driving-test-result/car-driving-test

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