If you gain only very few minor faults, then your driving must be reasonably smooth. The idea of achieving one serious fault does not negate the fact that your driving must be fairly good and well controlled if you gain few minors.
Still, you obviously have some improvements to make in terms of your judgement if you are gaining more than one serious fault each time.
On MY first driving test, I gained 13 minors and 1 serious fault. My driving was quite ropey and obviously not mastered very well.
On my second driving test, I only gained 3 minors, but also gained 3 serious faults (doh!). Now I can comfortably say that the smoothness of my driving had seriously improved during the time between my first and second tests. However, it was errors in my judgement (and my impatience, lol!) that earned me more serious faults the second time round.
Just keep practising. Experience comes with time, and it can't be rushed.
The driving test is terrible. If you're a competent driver it's almost entirely luck of the draw (and, funnily enough, they're soon going to tip the odds further in favour of you having to pay again, I believe). Just have to keep feeding them money until you get lucky.
The exact same thing happened on my first test 3 minors, 1 major when pulling away. That really put me off -_- Like they say, the test you pass on is the one where you drive worst, i got 12 minors on the test i passed.
It was a woman examiner, she has a reputation for being harsh though...
Apparently I could have caused confusion and therefore a dangerous situation! Grr!lol got it the second time though.
The lady who failed me failed someone else because she said "take the second left at the roundabout", so this guy put on his left indicator thinking he was going left. Anyway, turns out the second left was straight on (there are only 3exits, left, straight on and right- the examiner was being deliberately awkward!!) and she failed him too...
To the OP, you say that ur observation should have been a minor, but maybe you reacated to late to a car coming or pedestrians in the area walking past or you didnt do any observation, that would mean it would be a major. Unlucky on failing though keep trying and you will get it eventually.
To be honest everyone who fails the driving test 1st feels that the reasons are actually stupid and you should have past but if you truley think about it then the majors would usually be justified ( like the signalling, if there was another turn comin up then it would be 'confusing' to other drivers) so just have to forget about it and move on
It's so annoying when you fail for something stupid. In my first test I had had no errors until I was about 150m from the test centre on the way back, when I drove through a red traffic light. I've never done anything quite that stupid before, and I was so annoyed about it. Passed 2nd time with no minors though.
Just keep trying OP. Get your parents to take you out driving a bit so you don't forget how to, then just before your test have a couple of lessons to bruch up on the stuff you've got into bad habits with.
ahmadjan so you're saying that your first major was for pulling out when there was a fast car incoming?
Sorry, but that's really bad. You can't just not look in the mirror whether you're nervous or not. That should be second nature, yo.
All the best for next time.