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Notes on the Driving Fault Marking Guidelines

Progress



An applicant should make reasonable progress moving off, on the straight, overtaking, at cross-junctions, at roundabouts, turning right, turning left, changing lanes, and at traffic lights, or a fault may be recorded for 'Progress' as appropriate


Examples of 'Progress' faults include:

  1. When an applicant intends to turn right and waits at a stop line when traffic lights are on green, and it is feasible to go forward towards the centre of the junction.
  2. Where an applicant waits at a stop line for a green arrow to come on when a full green light is showing.
  3. Where an applicant waits at a stop line for a full green light to come on when a green Arrow or flashing amber arrow is showing for the direction to be taken.
  4. Where an applicant does not avail of an acceptable gap in traffic to proceed.
  5. Where an applicant stays too far back from the vehicle in front while driving along.
  6. Where an applicant stops too far back from the vehicle in front.
  7. Where an applicant makes slow progress on the approach to a left or right turn, having been given a direction by the tester to make the turn.
  8. Where an applicant intends to go directly ahead at a Cross Junction which is controlled by traffic lights, a fault may be recorded for 'Progress at Traffic Lights' where the applicant does not proceed on a green light.
  9. Stopping 'short' at a junction for no good reason.