Here are the top three reasons for failing the part 2 test.
3) Picking up a serious fault, especially by not making enough progress.
Imagine that you’re approaching a roundabout and the left lane, which goes ahead, has five vehicles in it. The middle lane, which also goes ahead, is empty. If a learner was to choose the left hand lane then it wouldn’t be a problem. If you did that on a part two then you would fail for not making sufficient progress by overtaking the other vehicles.
2) An accumulation of faults. You can only make 6 faults during the one hour drive. It’s very often the case that people fail due to picking up too many small faults rather than a single serious fault.
An example of a small fault would be if the car is jumping when you’re stopping. Harsh braking shows poor planning and will be marked down; one of the key elements of advanced driving and an essential skill you must pass on to learners.
A very common mistake made on part 2 is signalling when it’s not necessary. If you indicate to pull up and move off but nobody is around to see the signal then what is the point of signalling? Do this on an L test and it wouldn’t matter. You’d fail a part 2 for signalling unnecessarily.
1) You’ll learn what the most common fault is on your training.