Here’s a statistic that surprised us, only 46% of test candidates pass their driving theory test on their first attempt. That’s a terrible first time pass rate – it means that more than half of people fail the theory test on their first go.
Obviously preparation is a key factor in being able to pass, but we wondered whether there were particular questions that caused learners to fail.
To work this out, we analysed over 2 million driving theory tests from 150,000 test candidates that used Theory Test Pro.
The results highlighted 10 questions that 40% of learner drivers fail to answer correctly.
40% of learner drivers can’t answer these questions
- You are involved in a collision. What documents may the police ask you to produce?
- Name three situations where you may overtake another vehicle on the left?
- When can you drive or park in a cycle lane marked by a solid white line?
- How can you identify areas reserved for trams
- You have broken down on a motorway. When you use the emergency telephone what information will you be asked?
- Where would you find reflective amber studs on a motorway?
- You are in a collision with another moving vehicle. Someone is injured and your vehicle is damaged. What four things should you find out?
- If your car has unbalanced wheels, what can this cause?
2 out of 5 learners don’t know these road signs
There were also two road sign questions in the top 10. Here’s the first one.
And the second trickiest trickiest road sign is this one.
Again, only 40% of learners managed to correctly identify either of these road signs.