Common Failures


  • Associates repeatedly fail their tests on these avoidable mistakes.
  • Do not break the law. Study the highway code so you know exactly what you can and can't do e.g.  when filtering past a queue of cars waiting at traffic lights on zig-zag road warning marks, where are you allowed to pull in? In front of the lead car or in front of car 2? Get it wrong and it's a fail. 
  • Don't break the speed limit.
  • Traffic lights - take your commuting head off and go on green, not amber. Red means stop, amber means stop, green means go.
  • Do not cross a solid white lane marker, unless you are permitted to do so. Do you know when the Highway Code allows you to do this?
  • Stop at a stop sign. Show the examiner you've stopped by putting one foot down. Do not break the solid white line with your front wheel.
  • Don't cut mini roundabouts or cut the corner turning right into a junction.  
  • Read these common confusions, which will help clear up any uncertainties. 
  • Before you book your test, organise a check test with one of the Training Team to confirm that your riding and knowledge is up to test standard.
  • When in doubt, play it safe. Trust the SYSTEM and you'll do great!