The most common questions that stump learners are being revealed by on-line platform Driver Knowledge.
Using data gathered from prospective drivers sitting one of the many realistic mock exams on its website, it reveals the queries that would-be motorists find most difficult, putting a roadblock in their car driving dreams.
This news comes as statistics from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency showed that between July and September 2016, a huge 51% of the 511,708 that took their theory test failed, highlighting how challenging this necessary road knowledge test is.
With its free online mock theory test and other intelligent revision resources, Driver Knowledge is set to reverse this trend, leading the way for better confidence in the subjects covered and a higher pass rate of the driving theory test.
Brian Olson, Communication Manager at Driver Knowledge said, “Many people underestimate the work and knowledge that is needed to pass a driving theory test – after all, the skills demonstrated here form the core of safe and respectful behaviour on the road, something that is very important and as such, requires a lot of awareness of the rules, regulations, codes and guidelines.
“Many also don’t know that you must answer around 43 questions or more correctly out of a set of 50, making the boundaries for passing quite high. Without understanding the realities of this test, many enter it unprepared and get many answers wrong when taking out exams. By identifying the most common ones, we hope to help more students in the future.”
From the trends identified in Driver Knowledge’s results, it’s clear that familiarity of less common road signs needs to be a point of more focus by learning drivers, with this particular part of test leading to many avoidable mistakes.
Brian continued, “When shown a triangle road sign of a traditional steam train, many assume that this means a railway station is nearby. This is not the case, and it in fact symbolises a level crossing without barrier or gate. Misunderstanding this when on the road could lead to a fatality.”
Cycle lanes are also another area where candidates could spend more time revising, with failure to follow its regulations also leading to risks on the road.
Brian added, ”Cycle lanes are a lot more complicated than many may think, and drivers are only required not to drive in it during each lane’s period of operation. Many assume that these lanes only restrict them from driving into them during rush hour, or when it is actually in use by a cyclist.”
Driver Knowledge hosts a series of free, online mock theory tests to give prospective drivers a thorough and realistic platform to practice their skills when revising for the important exam.