The signs below warn you that you are coming up to a tight curve or bend in the road. The number recommends a safe and comfortable speed to drive at around the curve – in this example the recommended speed is 35km/h. The arrows show which direction the curve goes.
Note: the recommended speed is for a light vehicle and may be too fast for a heavy vehicle, particularly when laden. Drive carefully and adjust your speed if necessary. If you are carrying a load, reduce your speed on a curve to at least 10km/h below the posted speed shown.
A critical error is a serious driving error that does not meet the threshold for an immediate failure error. Critical errors are recorded at any time they occur during either stage of the test, whether or not the applicant was undertaking an assessable task at the time of the error. Most illegal driving actions are classified as critical errors (except errors that endanger any road user, which are classified as immediate failure errors). Critical errors are more important than the errors assessed by task assessment items, so critical errors have a greater influence on the outcome of the test.
Immediate Failure Errors
Immediate failure errors are recorded at any time they occur during either stage of the test regardless of whether or not the applicant was undertaking an assessable task at the time of the error. All driving actions resulting in immediate danger to any road user or to property are classified as immediate failure errors and would usually be when the applicant is operating the vehicle carelessly, dangerously or recklessly. Immediate failure errors are the most dangerous errors of all, and result in immediate failure of the test.
Are you ready to sit your test?
Searching as you drive for your driving test. Especially for the Restricted Test but also for the Full Driving Test. I have noticed that towards the end / on the way back to the test center after driving for 30-40 minutes my students start to lose focus and don't search as much as they were doing at the start.
Build up your tolerance, be able to drive for over 1 hour while being focused.
Best Time for Booking your Full Test at Penrose:
If you are booking your Full Test at Penrose avoid 8am and 8:30am start times. The Sun will be blinding for some of the right turns.
Normally for all test centres try to book between 10am - 12 and the from 1pm - 3pm. Mainly to avoid people going to work and school pickup and drop off. ( school zones and school buses)
Driving Test Tips and Advice
Learn from what other have done wrong and try not to repeat them.