The following are the most common reasons why people fail driving tests in Dublin:

  •  Inadequate observation moving off, at junctions, at roundabouts and when changing lanes
  •  Failure to anticipate the actions of other drivers
  •  Incorrect road position on the straight, on bends, turning left, turning right, at roundabouts, and when overtaking
  • Inadequate progress at junctions, roundabouts, on the straight, and when overtaking
  • Incorrect or inadequate use of mirrors and signals
  • Non-compliance with traffic controls, eg road signs and markings and traffic lights
  • Incorrect, inadequate or inappropriate use of vehicle controls, including gears, clutch, accelerator, steering, handbrake, footbrake, and secondary controls
  • Excessive speed for the road or traffic conditions
  • Failure to yield the right of way to others
  • Lack of competence in the reverse and U-turn manoeuvres

Common faults by motorcyclists include:

  •  Failure to perform a U-turn correctly
  •  Inadequate control at slow speed
  •  Inadequate observations to the rear
  •  Incorrect or inadequate hand signals