There are some complaints doing the rounds regarding Learner’s Licence test questions related to items that are not in the South African Rules of the Road but that seem to have crept into some test papers — according to people who have written the test.
In co-operation with other professional bodies and individuals involved with learner driver teaching and training, we would like to get to the bottom of these complaints. Any help from any party, including test candidates, would be much appreciated.
To kick this off, here is one such complaint. If you have had such a question, please comment as suggested lower down.
A test candidate says he was asked about the handlebars:
and also about the limitations for a 900 cc and 125 cc motorcycle in three separate questions. (He did not specify exactly what the questions were.)
“…there is no such question in the learner’s licence test.” [about handlebars]
So, what are the real facts? Who is not speaking accurately? We’ve also heard that this complaint has been voiced to other professional people in the driving licence industry. Is this candidate getting his facts wrong? Has one of the testing stations deviated from the official test?
This candidate did the test at the Akasia testing centre. It was the electronic version of the exam (touch-screen computers).
The same candidate queried a question regarding a cargo extending beyond the rear axle:
Please leave a comment with as much information as possible about the motorcycle questions mentioned above, and/or any other unexpected questions, including the truck questions mentioned here. e.g.
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