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Test: Can You Pick Out the Fake Signs from the Real Ones?

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According to research carried out by Leasing Options, the great British driving public aren’t very good when it comes to road signs – at all.

The company challenged 2,000 drivers to undertake a test where they were presented with eight real signs and eight fakes signs, and asked to identify which were the real deal and which were the made-up ones. Amazingly, the respondents made a total cock-up of the test.

For instance, 56% believed that the perfectly legitimate sign that depicts a toad crossing a road was fake (no, there really is a sign that depicts a toad that signifies ‘Migrating Toad Crossing Ahead’ in rural areas). But one of the fake signs managed to fool a whopping 75% of drivers into thinking it was true.

We won’t give away any clues about the wrong and right answers – instead take the test below to see how you do. Hopefully you’ll do a lot better than those surveyed as not one driver out of the 2,000 managed to get full marks – and only 8% got 14/16 or above.

Perhaps the real issue here though is that a third of drivers (31%) feel there are too many road signs in the first place; four in 10 (40%) believe that there is a lack of understanding around road signs; and three quarters (75%) say they would fail a theory test if they had to retake it today.

Road signs are important for public safety and so it’s a concern that there seems to be such widespread confusion around them. Three in four drivers said that they would fail the theory test if they took it today so more needs to be done to improve their knowledge and confidence in this area.”
– Mike Thompson, sales director at Leasing Options

Of course, as you’re learning your theory test inside and out at the moment, you’ll manage to score way better marks than most… right? And if you do pull off an 18 out of 18 score, then let us know in the comments. In the meantime, check out the test here – good luck!

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Calls For Pothole Training To Be Included In Driving Test

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After surveying driving instructors across the country, the AA is now calling for potholes to be featured in the hazard perception test and for official guidance to be included in the Highway Code

Potholes are the curse of Britain’s roads with one in five of our roads riddled with them and experts are predicting that if they are not dealt with soon, the effected roads could become unusable. The worsening situation is getting so bad, the AA is now calling for potholes to be introduced into the hazard perception test so candidates can demonstrate that they know how to spot them.

The breakdown specialist is also asking for official advice on how to safely steer round potholes to be included in the Highway Code.

A National Epidemic
The perils of potholes are well known, ruining tyres, alloys, suspension and more with drivers turning to the authorities to cough up compensation for any damage done to their cars. So prolific is the ongoing spread of potholes that motorists whose cars have been damaged by a pothole were paid half a million quid more in compensation by UK authorities compared to last year. Research shows there’s also been a 11% increase in breakdowns caused by rubbish roads.

Worse still is that the potholes are getting deeper as they are left unrepaired with The Sun newspaper reporting that one has been found that is knee deep! While the government and its critics argue over how much money is needed to fix the issue – latest estimates place the cost at £9.3 billon – it’s not only leaving motorists stranded at the side of the road, but also learners.

Lessons & Tests Potholed
According to am AA survey of AA Driving School and BSM instructors, everyone who responded said that they come across roads riddled with potholes in most or every lesson. To make matters worse, instructors say that they have ended up with a broken down car caused by potholes at least once in the past year.

It’s led to many instructors changing lesson plans to give notoriously potholed roads a wide berth. Pupils have also had to quit their driving tests part way through because their car has been damaged by a pothole. Specific pothole-related anecdotes uncovered by the AA’s research include:

• An instructor needing to purchase two new tyres since the end of November thanks to pothole damage

• Examiners being forced to point out potholes to candidates so they can be avoided

• Three tyres ruined in a single day according to one instructor because learners went through potholes.

With such a damning list of charges, Theory Test Pro believes that the AA is absolutely right to be calling for the changes to the theory test and the Highway Code; anything that can help learners become more aware of the perils of potholes can only be a good thing.

And with estimates stating that it will take at least 14 years to sort out the UK’s potty problem, this is an issue that isn’t going away anytime soon.

Lessons and tests are being abandoned because of pothole related breakdowns. This is damaging to learners’ confidence and to instructors, whose livelihoods depend on having a fit-for-purpose road network and an undamaged car.

The situation is so serious that the hazard perception test and Highway Code need to change to reflect the state of the roads that learner drivers have to learn on. There is no advice for drivers about potholes anywhere in the Highway Code yet it is one of the most common hazards they encounter.”

– Edmund King, AA President

How to Drive Over Potholes
It’s a sad fact of driving life that you’re going to come across a pothole, well, potholes at some point. If so:

• Apply the brakes if you can’t avoid the pothole but ensure you release them before your wheel hits it; heavy braking applies forward pressure to the suspension and tyres, increasing the risk of damage to your car as you go over the pothole

• Make sure you keep your hands firmly on the steering wheel as you go over the pothole to stay in control

• Keep the car straight as you go over the pothole as well as hitting it at an angle can increase the risk of damage

• Avoid suddenly steering away from the pothole; you could end up veering into the other lane which could put other road users’ lives in danger.

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10 weeks: How long it takes after passing our test to become a bad driver

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A new study of 2,000 drivers shows that once we’ve passed our test, we have a horrible habit of adopting bad driving habits within a matter of weeks.

In fact, according to research by the Accident Advice Helpline, it takes some of us only 10 weeks before we start flouting the law on a regular basis, transforming ourselves from model students into lousy drivers. Worse still, one in ten of motorists surveyed said that they started to forget the Highway Code within two weeks of consigning their L-plates to the bin, some even admitting to running red lights within that time.

According to the survey, the top 10 biggest bad habits – and how long they take to be ‘adopted’ – are:

10. Overtaking dangerously: Four months & 24 days before we do

9. Parking on double yellow lines: Four months & 21 days

8. Middle lane hogging on the motorway: Four months & 18 days

7. Tailgating another vehicle: Four months & 15 days

6. Turning without indicating: Four months & 12 days

5. Holding the wheel with only one hand: Three months & 27 days

4. Not using your mirrors when manoeuvring: Three months & 21 days

3. Chucking litter out of the window: Three months & 21 days

2. Not using a seatbelt: Three months & 18 days

1. Stopping using ‘ten and two’ hands position on the wheel: Three months & 15 days.

It means that all the hard work we put in with our instructors could end up being chucked out of the window if we’re not careful. But is there anything we can do to ensure we remain at the top of our driving game?

First, consider going for a single lesson with your instructor every few months after you have passed to see if you’re developing any bad habits. You’ll already have an established relationship with them so the lesson should be simple, easy and hassle-free. Alternatively, sign up to one of the courses that are designed to keep new drivers developing their on-road skills so no bad habits creep in.

For instance, Pass Plus offers six modules that covers driving in town, in all weathers, at night and more, ensuring that you keep pushing yourself as a driver. You can also take an Advanced Driving Course via the IAM, which will help broaden your skills, increase your confidence and could even bring down your insurance costs.

Ultimately, we all need to keep honing our driving skills – and not become one of the 53% of survey respondents who admitted that they now have more bad driving habits than on the day they passed their test.

Passing your driving test is, for many people, one of the hardest things they’ll ever have to do. And for many of us, that testing day could have come years or even decades ago – plenty of time for bad habits to creep in. But it’s important to stay vigilant with observation and safety, as letting your guard down for too long could result in an accident.”
– David Carter, Accident Advice Helpline

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Will This New Style Roundabout Be A Nightmare For Drivers?

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Already used all over Holland, these roundabouts give right of way to cyclists and pedestrians before drivers. The intention? They’re supposed to save lives – but could they be a nightmare to use for motorists?

If successful, you could be looking at the future of British roundabouts. Being built in Cambridge for the princely sum of £1 million, the roundabout features a dedicated cycle path marked in red going round the entire structure.

Meanwhile, members of the public will be able to use the new pedestrian zebra crossings going across each of the four entry and exit arms. 

To further protect cyclists and pedestrians, the roundabout also features a visual reduction in carriageway width for vehicles. The upshot? It will help slow cars that are approaching the roundabout because the new design makes it appear as if there is less width to manoeuvre within.

Larger vehicles will still be able to use a central overrun strip in the middle of the road but again, the design is intended to make the vehicles slow down more than they typically would.

The reason for the introduction of the new-style roundabout is that there has been a high number of cyclists involved in crashes at the existing the Fendon Road and Queen Edith’s Way roundabout, and the council believes the new approach is the best way to reduce the problem.

Having a Dutch style roundabout which separates vehicles from vulnerable road users should be a win for road safety in Cambridge. It will be interesting to see how this benefits all road users and if they are worth considering in other parts of the country.”
– Rebecca Ashton, IAM RoadSmart’s Head of Driver Behaviour

Some Cambridge residents though are not convinced by the planned change with some believing the roundabout could actually do more harm than good according to local newspaper Cambridge News.

“Can’t wait for everyone (yes everyone) to get confused and the accidents to start happening,” Paul Howell told the paper while A Hughes stated: “If it works, great. If it doesn’t work, at least it’s near Addenbrookes [hospital] so the ambulances won’t have far to come.”

Question is what do you think? A step in the right direction for public safety or a potential liability on Britain’s busy roads?

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Revealed: The Big New Changes to the Theory Test Questions

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In a bid to make the theory test questions more accessible to all learners, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has revised a vast majority of them to make the questions more simple.

Working with the British Dyslexia Association and other organisations, the DVSA has changed 78 out of the 88 questions to make them easier to understand for those who might struggle with the phrasing featured in the old versions – but who are otherwise perfectly capable of becoming safe, responsible drivers.

The type of questions that have been completely revamped include the ‘continuation’ questions; these previously asked the candidate to select the right answer from a list of possibilities to complete a sentence.

In the new version, this approach has been junked – instead, they have now been changed into questions to aid in understanding. Here’s an example of the change:

Old version of theory test ‘continuation’ questions

If you use a hands-free phone while you’re driving, it’s likely that it will…

• increase your safety
• increase your concentration
• increase your awareness
• decrease your concentration.

New version of theory test ‘continuation’ questions

If you use a hands-free phone while you’re driving, what’s likely to happen?

• It will make you safer
• It will be easier for you to concentrate
• It will make you more aware
• It will be harder for you to concentrate.

As well as changing questions, the DVSA has also replaced longer, more difficult to understand words such as ‘increase’ with shorter, simpler words such as ‘bigger’ as well as changing more complex phrases and words such as ‘Vehicle Excise Duty’ and ‘medication’.

The agency has also stripped out negative language, so instead of a question featuring “When should you NOT”, it has now been replaced with “When should you”.

The changes have already gone live and Theory Test Pro has been updated so check them out.

We feel this is a good move as the Theory Test is an assessment of a person’s knowledge on the subject and often a common hurdle from the candidate’s point of view is trying to understand what the question is asking them. Language used should be accessible to minimise any barriers to understanding the question in the first place.”
– Olivia Baldock-Ward, Head of Membership and Training, Driving Instructors Association.

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How the New MOT Rules Could Impact on your Driving Test

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Taking your driving test in your own car has always been permitted, but make sure that you are fully aware of the new (and existing) rules about their use – or else your test could end up being cancelled.

Many learners opt to use their own car or a family member’s for their driving test. While this is acceptable as long as the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s rules are adhered to (see below), the recent changes to the MOT test mean there are now two new small but very significant rules that must be followed.

From Monday 4th June, the DVSA says you will not be able to use your own car if:

• it is displaying an engine Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) or has a MIL that doesn’t work

• it has inoperative reversing lights (if the vehicle was first used after 1st September, 2009).

This is in line with the new MOT rules introduced in May this year, which state that if a MIL is inoperative or is displaying a malfunction, it is now classed as a major defect. If a MIL should illuminate during the driving test itself but the car continues to operate normally, the test will be allowed to continue.

Making Your Car Test Worthy

Bear in mind there are a host of existing rules about using a personal vehicle for the test:

1. Check that the car is taxed, insured for the driving test (some insurers may not allow it so check the small print) and, if the vehicle is over three years old, is fully MOTed in the first place! To be on the safe side, bring all relevant documentation with you in a folder.

2. As well as the MIL light, ensure that other warning lights aren’t showing; an airbag warning light  for example will spell the end of your test before it’s even started.

3. Ensure all tyres are undamaged and have legal tread depths plus remember you are unable to take the test if you have one of those wretched space-saver tyres fitted. You should also only use a car that is able to do at least 62mph (so no wheezing classic cars please) plus there must a safety belt and a properly-fitted headrest for the examiner (again, leave that classic car at home then).

3. Make sure you have an extra interior rear-view mirror fitted for the examiner (don’t worry about the sat nav – they’ll bring their own) plus you’ll of course need L Plates fitted front and aft (or D Plates if you’re taking your test in Wales).

4. Remember there are certain cars that you are unable to use for a driving test. Why? Because according to the DVSA, they don’t offer the required all-round visibility needed by the examiner. The banned cars include the BMW Mini convertible, Ford KA convertible, Toyota iQ and VW Beetle convertible. If you do intend to use any kind of convertible, it’s best to double check with the DVSA before the test.

5. Oh, and if you’re a smoker, do not have a quick fag to calm your nerves in the car as you pull up at the test centre; any examiner will refuse to conduct the test if they are greeted by a cabin filled with smoke. You can’t really blame them!

• For more information about the do’s and don’ts of using your own car for the driving test, head here.

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5 Top Tips for Learning to Drive Safely on Motorways

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It’s finally happening! After years of discussion and consultation, learners will be allowed out on motorways from next month – but what rules should you know before heading out?

Come June 4th and learners will be able to drive on the UK’s network of motorways for the first time – as long as they are being supervised by an approved instructor in a car fitted with dual controls. While your ADI will of course give you a heads-up on what to expect – and what rules you should follow – before embarking on your first motorway driving lesson, best to swot up now so you’re fully prepared for any eventuality:

1. Using Slip Roads

A major rule of motorway driving is one that even seasoned motorists can get confused by; when coming down a slip road to join a motorway, it’s a common misconception that any vehicle in the left-hand lane must move over into the middle lane to give you the space to move out safely onto the motorway.

Alas, it’s actually the other way round; the law states that those on the slip road must give way to traffic on motorways. That said, most vehicles in the left-hand lane show common sense and courtesy by pulling into the middle lane to allow you out.

Long may the tradition continue as well because for learners, that slip road onto the motorway can be a daunting experience. To help ease you into the process, best practise on a dual-carriageway first where the same slip road rule applies.

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2. Using Lanes

Just because there are three lanes doesn’t mean you can use them any way you want. Instead, you must stay in the left-hand lane if you’re not overtaking. If you are overtaking, make sure you move back into the left-hand lane once you’re past the slower-moving vehicle/s.

Remember, if you end up absentmindedly sitting in the middle lane, you can be done by the police, fined £100 and given three insurance premium-swelling points on your licence. And fair enough – after all, hogging the middle lane can cause congestion plus can create a hazard as other vehicles over- or undertake you in frustration.

And talking of undertaking, don’t do it; you must always pass on the right-hand side of a vehicle. The exception? If there is traffic on the motorway causing congestion, it can lead to the left-hand lane naturally moving more quickly than the traffic in other lanes – so it’s okay to follow its flow.

3. Using common sense

Because you will typically be driving at 70mph (unless on the M25 or M6 where the average speed feels more like 15mph…), you will need to ensure you leave enough space between your car and the vehicle ahead. It means if something should happen, you will have the time needed to react.

The basic rule of thumb? Use a marker at the side of the motorway (such as a sign, tree or bush) and count two seconds once the vehicle in front has passed it; if you pass the marker on two seconds, you’re in the sweet spot. If you pass it in under two seconds, you need to back off. If the roads are wet, ensure you double the second count and in icy conditions, triple it.

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4. Using Hard Shoulders

No, these are not designated emergency pee stops, no matter what your bladder might tell you; hard shoulders are there to be used in emergencies only such as when your car breaks down.

If you do need to use one, pull up on to it as far as possible on the left with the wheels turned left too. Put on your hazard lights immediately and don’t turn off your sidelights if it’s dark or if there’s fog; other motorists must still be able to see you.

Finally, try and get out of the car on the side that is furthest away from the motorway before waiting behind the barrier where possible. Then call your breakdown service provider or alternatively, use one of the emergency phones that can be found at regular points along the hard shoulder.

5. Using Smart Motorways

If dealing with a regular motorway wasn’t confounding enough, there are also Smart Motorways springing up the length and breath of Britain. The same basic motorway rules apply but with added challenges including being allowed to drive on the hard shoulder (under certain conditions), red ‘X’ lanes and emergency refuge areas.

Confused? Don’t be – to learn more about what to do and what not to do when using them, head to our full Smart Motorway guide here.

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Learner Fails Test… Because of a Fuel Gauge Light?!

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Pity poor 17-year-old learner driver, Michael O’Brien, who got himself a fail during his test all because the car’s fuel light came on.

The driving test is fraught enough for many of us as we wrestle with our nerves while trying to remember the mass of rules to follow.

But if we are unfortunate enough to fail, we normally have a very clear idea of why it happened and can learn from it so we’re better prepared for next time.

For Michael though, his fail was came out of the blue and made precious little sense; the learner driver based in New Zealand was 23 minutes into his 45-minute exam when the fuel light in the car he was using for the test switched on. Cue the examiner telling Michael that he had automatically failed the test.

The lad was understandably miffed especially as a pre-vehicle inspection had been carried out on the car – belonging to the dad – and the low fuel was not spotted or highlighted to Michael.

To add insult to injury, Michael and his family then drove in the car for the rest of the day without needing to fill it up.

They complained to the agency who runs New Zealand’s driving tests who investigated and found that the examiner had been in the wrong: “It’s important vehicles are in a safe and appropriate condition for a driving test and all vehicles used in a driver test undergo a pre-test check,” they said. “But if the fuel light does come on during a driver licence test, the officer should continue with the test.”

Michael has been refunded the cost of the test – but he will still need to take another one. While we wish him the best, here are some truly extreme examples of how folk failed their tests or messed up their lessons:

Top Five Biggest Driving Lesson & Test Cock-Ups

I made a complete stop at a stop sign and my instructor turned to SCREAM in my face that I ‘wasn’t making the passenger feel safe’ because I was very slowly braking, because apparently ‘If the passenger can’t feel you braking, he doesn’t feel safe.’ So at the next stop sign, I waited until I was right at the stop sign before I slammed on the brakes. He was not wearing a seatbelt, and shot forward and slammed his face into the dashboard on the passenger side.”
– hayleym4d54ac52f to Buzzfeed

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A ‘friend’ was on her test and was asked to take the next left. The driving instructor probably meant the next left after the level crossing, rather than turn left and drive down the track towards impending doom.”
– Sadie to Diamond Insurance

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You know how you’re supposed to hold your hands at ten to two on either side of the wheel? Well, on my second lesson I kept holding them at the bottom and so my instructor told me to put my hands up. So, I did. In the air. While driving down a dual carriageway!”
– Claire Gibbons to the Daily Telegraph

A woman became so nervous during her test that she broke wind during each gear change. Despite it being a cold winter’s morning, the examiner had to open a window to allow the pungent smell to escape. This wasn’t enough, though, so the test had to be terminated because the examiner was coughing so much that his eyes were watering, resulting in him losing one of his contact lenses.”
– Former driving examiner to the Daily Express

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One of my friends at university passed her driving test on something like the 5th attempt. One of the times she drove out of the test centre, up to a roundabout, and then straight over the roundabout – and no it wasn’t a mini-roundabout, it was a full-size one! She said it was awful having to then do the full test knowing she’d failed at the beginning!”
– Jessica to the BBC

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New Drivers Could Face BIG Restrictions on Their Motoring Soon

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A new ‘graduated driving licence’ could see a raft of new restrictions being introduced – including young drivers only being able to carry one young passenger at a time.

While we’ve covered the issue of graduated driving licences (GDL) before, this is the first time that the Department of Transport has officially confirmed that it is considering adopting such a system – and is rolling out a pilot in Northern Ireland to see what works and what doesn’t.

For instance, according to the new information, anyone under the age of 24 will not be able to have more than one passenger aged 14-20 in their car between the hours of 11pm and 6am. This restriction will apply during the first two years of having a licence.

The reason? Research shows young drivers are more likely to crash because they are trying to impress their passengers or are distracted by them.

Six-month learning period
Young drivers can also expect a six-month mandatory minimum learning period once they’ve taken their test before they can get their hands on a full licence. What precisely this training will entail is vague at the moment but we will keep you updated on any new information when it becomes available.

Probationary plates (P plates) will also need to be displayed for two years after getting a full licence; at the moment, displaying the plates is voluntary.

It all adds up to the potential introduction of some tough restrictions – and they could all be coming to the UK sooner than you might think if the pilot is successful in Northern Ireland. The graduated driving licence system is expected to be rolled out there in 2019/2020 with any findings from its implementation fed back into the plans for a potential UK-wide rollout.

The P-Plate – coming to all new drivers’ cars soon?

Change will save lives
Experts say that such a tough new set of restrictions will help bring down the number of deaths caused by young drivers on the road.

For instance, according to official figures, motorists aged 16-19 are more likely to be killed in an accident than drivers aged 40-49. Plus one in four aged 18-24 have a crash within the first two years of getting their licence, according to the AA.

The campaign to introduce the GDL has been spearheaded by David Stewart, a Scottish MP, who has been calling for the licence scheme for the past eight years since two 17-year-olds were tragically killed in a car crash in Inverness.

After the unfortunate and tragic deaths of two teenagers, I started a campaign to improve road safety, which I proposed was carried out through a form of graduated licence… This [announcement] is excellent news and just rewards for all the hard efforts of my team. More satisfying is the knowledge that many grieving parents who have worked on this issue with us will now see that their efforts were not in vain.”

– David Stewart, Member of the Scottish Parliament.

Firm but Fair?
While you may feel this all sounds harsh, there are others calling for far tougher restrictions. For instance, Brake, the road safety charity wants novice drivers to:

… not be able to drive between 11pm and 6am, unless supervised or travelling directly from home to work or school

… stick to a zero tolerance drink drive limit of 20mg of alcohol per 100ml blood

… not be able to drive on motorways and also be restricted on the size of engine they can drive.

Whether learners or new drivers like it or not, it’s now clear that it’s no longer a case of if a GDL will be introduced in the UK – but more likely, when. And we can’t help but feel that if the system brings down the number of deaths on our roads in the future, then it can only be a good thing in the long term.

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Uncovered: UK’s Top 10 Most Tricky Driving Manoeuvres

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A poll of 2,000 drivers has revealed the UK’s most pesky driving manoeuvres with, surprise, surprise, parallel parking coming out as our number one pet hate.

The manoeuvre – which many learners fear the most – is also the one that bugs qualified drivers as well. In fact, the poll reveals that we hate it so much that some of us would rather drive a hundred metres further to find another spot rather than perform a tight parallel park.

Also, 47% of drivers say that they have made such a hash of trying to attempt a parallel park that they’ve thrown in the towel and driven off. Also spare a thought for the one in four drivers who struggle so badly with parallel parking that they get out of their car and get someone else to do it for them.

Stressed Out

This all adds up to a mass of stress for drivers with 15% stating that reversing into a parking space leaves them feeling anxious and a quarter of drivers saying that they wish they always had a passenger with them who could hop out and guide them through the manoeuvre.

Perhaps unsurprisingly then, a rear-facing camera is the most wished-for option, which helps drivers not only parallel park but take on the UK’s second and third biggest pet peeves – reversing into a parking bay and reversing round a corner.

Parallel parking has been a thorn in drivers’ sides since the invention of the motor car. We’ve all felt the pressure of getting into a tight parking space on a busy street when there are others watching. So it’s no surprise that twice as many people said they dread parallel parking as the next most difficult manoeuvre.”

– David Carter, Accident Advice Helpline

As for which gender believes it is most confident about manoeuvring, men say they are with only 31% admitting they find manoeuvres a struggle compared to 56% of women.

Manoeuvres in general clearly bother drivers – regardless of gender – with four out of ten motorists saying that they’re the hardest part of driving, placing manoeuvring ahead of general road awareness or knowing what each and every road sign means. This is reflected by a third of UK drivers who say they failed their driving test because they messed up a manoeuvre with one in ten failing repeatedly.

The survey carried out by OnePoll.com for Accident Advice Helpline reveals all ten of the trickiest driving manoeuvres as judged by the British public:

10. Pulling up on the right of the road

9. Emergency stop

8. Navigating a roundabout

7. Parking close to the kerb

6. Reversing in a straight line

5. Driving forward into a parking bay

4. Turn-in-the-road/three point turn

3. Reversing around a corner

2. Reverse into a parking bay

1. Parallel parking.

How Not To Parallel Park

If you feel unconfident about parallel parking, don’t worry – you’ll never be as bad as these drivers:

 

 

How To Parallel Park

If you need more help with parallel parking, then discuss it with your instructor who will be more than happy to take you through the process until you feel confident. Also check out the Institute of Advanced Motorist’s excellent advice here.

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