Driving Test Report Explained, The DL25:
What does the Examiner mark on an L Test?
These Are Marked on the DL25 form by the Examiner, and classified into three main areas:
Driving Fault (known as a minor fault) marked ( / )
Serious Fault. marked ( / in the 'S' box)
Dangerous Fault. marked ( / in the 'D' box)
During the test a candidate may not accumulate more than 15 Minor Faults. These Faults on their own would not result in a "Failure" being recorded, however, are deemed worth recording. This type of Fault may not become a Serious fault, even if committed more than once. However, some may by their repetition become Serious Faults. Such as not checking Mirrors before signalling, or, continually being overly cautious at junctions.
Are those considered potentially dangerous in nature, and having one of these marked on the DL25 would result in a "Failure" being recorded in the Test. Such as not slowing down on approaching an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing (Zebra) where Pedestrians are standing or waiting to cross.
Are those that involve an "Actual Danger" to other road users, The Examiner, or property. This type of Fault likely involves a third-party. Such as a "Meeting" situation where another Driver may have to take action to avoid a collision due to an incorrect action on the Learner's part. A "Dangerous Fault" may well result in the Examiner giving a verbal command, or, taking physical control of the vehicle, such as using the Dual controls to stop the car.
IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES THE EXAMINER HAS THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE THE TEST AT THAT POINT ON THE GROUNDS OF HEALTH AND SAFETY.
Other areas where Faults are recorded, the "Show me; Tell me" questions, or, the area of "Eco-Safe" driving. Such as not using cruise control where appropriate, or, not using the highest gear appropriate to road conditions.
HOWEVER, HARSH ACCELERATION OR HARSH BRAKING, WOULD BE MARKED UNDER "CONTROL SECTION" OF THE MARKING FORM.
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Items 8/9/10 on the marking sheet do not concern the 'L' test candidates
unless that class of vehicle candidate is undergoing a Test.