In working towards the most efficient use of the city's roads, Auckland Transport is trialling new ways to mark bus and transit lanes. These changes are aimed to help motorists identify the 50m maximum entry point where they can move into a bus/transit lane in order to turn left at an intersection.
Changes to road markings include:
Its not a trick the testing officers play on you, to make you fail.
They are marking you on your Observation Skills.
U-Turn and Left Turn at STOP Sign:
You are required to turn left at a STOP Sign on a High Speed Zone.
Make sure you fully stop at the stop sign.
I have students that have slowed down, checked to make sure its safe and then moved off without fully stopping.
You are required to do a U-Turn on a main road where you can see 100 metres on each side
Overview of 3 areas my students have trouble with, When covering the country road / high speed zone part of the Restricted Driving Test at Meadowlands Howick.
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.
Driving Test Tips and Advice
Learn from what other have done wrong and try not to repeat them.