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Heavy way to a driving license : more and more students fail in the examination

Sometimes, a small Moment of inattention is enough - and everything is gone. The practical driving test is increasingly becoming a stumbling block for beginners

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Heavy way to a driving license : more and more students fail in the examination

Sometimes, a small Moment of inattention is enough - and everything is gone. The practical driving test is increasingly becoming a stumbling block for beginners. Anyone who falls once, it will take still sporty. But by the second Time, the dream of a car driver's license can be a nightmare. Also self-confident young people may feel suddenly small.

About one-third of falls - a practical and theoretical

For example, Louis. He is in reality not so, but would prefer not to be recognized. The feeling of being "have totally failed," gnaws at him. Here, Louis is not one that goes with shaking legs in the tests. Before the practical driving test he's nervous, thinks: "I can do this." But then everything goes somehow against him. It is foggy and still morning. The auditor chooses in addition an unknown Route. In front of a crossroads, the pace is too high. The instructor intervenes and applies the brakes. "That was miss, a rough traffic caution", says the auditor. "By favor."

rising nationwide for years, the failure rates for the driving test for the car. In the case of the theory examination of all passenger Car classes, the rate in 2017, was, according to the Federal motor vehicle office at 39 per cent (2016: 37 percent). In the practical test for a driving license for 32 percent of the candidates fell through (previous year: 31 percent) - 432 037 not passed the practical tests.

a driving instructor a result of the increased failure rates among other things, more non-English-speaking applicants. The had to fight in addition to language issues, often with a different traffic culture.

However, Louis is a normal part of the Karlsruhe high school student. On the second attempt everything seems to work. But then he fumbles in the last five minutes. Coming from the motorway, he's driving too fast in a curve. Louis for the second Time. Not An Isolated Case. The 17-Year-old knows three classmates who have repeatedly failed in the practical examination.

Why is that? The test itself had not become more difficult, stresses Vincenzo Lucà, speaker of the Tüv Süd Württemberg, Bayern, and Baden-the auditor. The latter is often used as a scapegoat; however, Lucà takes the trained engineers in protection: "There is no test object just fall through."

internationally, more and more candidates fall through

transportation experts have no clear answers as to possible causes. "We poke a little in the fog," says Hendrik Pistor, head of unit for young drivers at the German road safety Council (DVR). It is clear that Higher failure rates are an international Trend. And you called the Bundesanstalt für straßenwesen (BASt) on the Plan. The researchers want to take the Numbers under the magnifying glass.

"One reason could be that the traffic has become much more complex," says Pistor. The ADAC, Tüv and driving instructor is the same. Driving students would need more training and the instructor says often have different educational and perhaps also psychological skills than in the past, Traffic psychologist, Claudia Happe. The extent to which fear plays a role, she wants to find out, on the basis of a questionnaire that you developed.

Turbo-Abi, leisure, stress, change in the Job - young people are exposed to "competing demands," says the ADAC. The driver's license over on the side. He was no longer the number One priority on the to-do-list, observed Dieter Quentin, Chairman of the Federal Association of driving instructor associations. "However, a driver's license, you are not, by the way." The driving license with 17 is too early? The experts reject unanimously. "17-Year-old drop less by and to later safer," emphasizes Quentin.

time pressure reduced concentration

Traffic psychologist Happe to another suspicion: "An important aspect could be that the digital interest seems to be more pronounced than the interest for the traffic." Previously, young people looked in the passenger seat out today, you look at the Smartphone. "As a result, the reference to the traffic could be lost," warns you.

What relates to the driving instructor, the number of good colleagues outweigh. However, the qualitative Palette is wide-ranging. The Association of chief Quentin refers to a "very good" training in Germany, which includes a broader educational training. "The Europeans envy us to the driving instructor and driver training." Nevertheless, he sees the "air-up".

For TÜV-speaker Lucà might have to do the failure-rate is also something with time pressure. "A driver's license costs money. You try to come early to the ticket.“ This is because, with a minimum of 1800 to 2200 Euro in the cut, the car driver's license is the first attempt, an expensive pleasure. For by Faller costs for additional driving hours to come to this, a review of the TÜV-examination fee - in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg for the practice exam 91,75 Euro and the cost of Registration, the driving schools charge.

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The ADAC recommends that before the first hour of driving, accurate driving school comparison. "The cheapest providers are the only schools rarely technically good driving." And he advises against the use of Crash - and holiday courses - the Learned must have time to consolidate, says a spokeswoman. When Louis makes the next start-up, he reveals to anyone. "If I screw now, I look like the biggest idiot." (dpa)

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