Driving well below the speed limit can be as dangerous as driving above it. Particularly if this causes frustration amongst other road users who may feel the need to overtake you when it is unsafe to do so.
The examiner is expecting you to
- Drive up to the speed limit if road, weather and traffic conditions permit or at a realistic speed if not.
- Approach hazards at a safe controlled speed without being over cautious or interfering with the progress of other traffic.
- Judge gaps carefully progressing whenever possible.
Remember: Less Space Less Pace
Do not do the following:
- Crawl along at slow speeds on clear roads.
- Make no attempt to achieve maximum speeds for the road when safe to do so.
- Reduce speed excessively when the conditions do not merit doing so.
- Make slow progress through the gears in normal driving.
- Wait for other drivers who are clearly giving way.