Fails to Check Blind Spot / Observe Properly

The examiner should watch all traffic whenever the vehicle is in motion to assess how it might affect the applicant’s progress. Some of the aspects to check for are any apparent neglect to watch the movement of other vehicles and to take into consideration how the applicant’s choices might conflict with the movement of other vehicles.

Some aspects to watch for are the applicant:

  1. Frequently glancing briefly in the rear-view mirror.
  2. Using the mirror to assess if other traffic is close behind or about to pass.
  3. Quickly checking over shoulder as an extra precaution before changing lanes. Although modern cars allow for wide vision, an additional check is a safe driving practice.

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