How many minors are allowed on a driving test?

A good performance in a road test is of extreme importance.

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The reason is that it
eventually allows you to freely drive your car and go on adventures.

However, not many are able to perform uptothe mark. Instead of exceeding expectations, they are unable to surpass the initial stages. A vast majority of people become overconfident and thus, do tiny ‘minors’ that ultimately turn into a disaster. A single minor means a ‘fault’ of some sort in your driving.

Even if you are a skilled driver, you can still expect to do a few minors during your test. Therefore, it is quite evident that you cannot avoid a minor but you can outperform yourself after continuous practice.

Before we jump into details, let us get to know some basic information about minors during a driving test.

Most Common Driving Test Minors

In a road test, usually there are three major types of minors on the basis of which you are assessed in your test.

The least severe form of minor is when you make a less threatening mistake during your road test. It means that, you have enough knowledge about everyanother rule. However, you just need one or two driving lessons again. On an average, if you make 15 minors in a test, you will still pass it. If you exceed this limit, you will have to retake the test.

Other minors include:

1. In case the car is in the gear and you don’t press the clutch on time

2. if you forget to pull the handbrake once you have parked the car

3. if you use footbrake and clutch at once

On the other hand, if you do any kind of damage to any property. It means you need to update your knowledge about all traffic rules.

The last driving test for minor is life-threatening not only to you but especially for others. In case, you somehow lose control of your vehicle and your examiner had to intervene, then you will fail the test.


During the test, your supervisor will jot down your minors on a paper. After your road test, your examiner will carefully analyze your report. If your minors are within the limit, you will be awarded the certificate. By any chance if your minors have exceeded and you were unbaled to control the car, then it will be mandatory for you to give another test.

Ways to Avoid

You should seek help from an instructor and follow their suggestions. Sometimes, you might ignore your little mistakes but a good instructor will point out them. It will allow you to be aware of you incorrect driving habits and correct them on time.

We have thoroughly discussed in this article that what kind of minors people most commonly make and how can they possibly avoid these from happening during the test. One of the best ways to avoid a minor would be to give practice test for drivers’ license. A practice test will decrease your chances of faults that you might do otherwise.

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