Learners know they will fail the UK driving test for undue hesitation, but what exactly is hesitation on the UK driving test? In this video I give an explanation and show why you would be penalised for being too cautious during the driving test. Footage from an actual driving lesson is included to further illustrate the point.
Hesistation is all about not making progress when it is safe to do so, be it driving too slowly on a dual carriageway, not going at a junction when there is clearly a safe gap or taking too long with a driving test manoeuvre with nobody around. You also need to know when you have priority at a junction and not be intimidated by other cars who might be approaching very fast.
My experience has shown that people with adequate knowledge of the highway code do not have a problem of un-due hesitation.
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