This may help some of you to better define what is a hazard
Some of the comments below are from the testing officers Manual.
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While driving through each of the eight assessable tasks the applicant is required to verbally describe:
(HD) - the hazards they detect
(HR) - the actions they would take in response to the hazards.
A simple example of this would be:
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A hazard is anything moving or potentially moving that poses a clear and direct threat to the applicant in carrying out the driving manoeuvre and therefore requires a driving response from the applicant. In other words a hazard is something that the applicant could realistically have a collision with in carrying out the manoeuvre. The decision as to whether something is a hazard must be made in the context of the manoeuvre being completed.
Hazards do not include:
I had a student fail his Restricted Test at Manukau Driver Test Center
2 Critical Errors:
1 - Vehicle Position: Leaving the car park, first left turn too wide (wrong side of the road)
2 - Signalling: When parallel parking, failed to indicate out, after parking.
Main faults during the simulated test and driving lessons:
1 - Signalling: out of roundabouts / 3 point turns / Parallel Parking.
2 - Searching: more searching required at intersection.
3 - Shoulder Check / Blind Spot Check ( always check whenever moving half the width of the vehicle )
-> too wide when passing parked cars and not taking into account oncoming vehicles .
-> positioning at roundabouts
-> positioning at left turns
Driving Test Tips and Advice
Learn from what other have done wrong and try not to repeat them.