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Post by Jess on Wed 18 Aug 2010, 6:50 am

So i'm guessing people are learning to drive and others have already passed?
I have my driving test coming up and was wondering if anyone would be able to give some tips for the test? It would help me, and i'm sure a few others, a lot!
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Post by Malky on Wed 18 Aug 2010, 7:10 am

Banter. Keep it up with the examiner. I should've failed but I kept my patter up and got my pink licence.
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Post by Lambie on Wed 18 Aug 2010, 7:12 am

If you make a mistake and think you've failed, don't give up.

In my test I was taken down a road with cars on my side and had to pull over into a really small spot to let a car past. When I pulled out again the examiner actually shouted "Stop!" cause he thought I was gonna hit a parked car..?

I was so sure I had failed that I almost told the examiner to end the test, but it turns out I only got a minor for it and passed.

Good luck with your test.
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Post by Jess on Wed 18 Aug 2010, 7:21 am

Thanks for the advice so far. Though in my first test, I failed within with first 5minutes or so, and one of the reasons being is because I wasn't concentrating enough and the instructor would't stop asking questions about me/my hobbies. I know they do it to make me feel more comfortable, but i'd rather sit in silence ha :/
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Post by eilidhbrian on Wed 18 Aug 2010, 7:52 am

I got my licence by giving up all hope of ever passing it and thinking 'fuck it' and ended up driving like a pro, haha. Just don't get too nervous. Smile
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Post by SophieM on Wed 18 Aug 2010, 9:48 am

Learning to drive atm, so bad on the mirrors. My instructor talks so much and it distracts me to no end. Almost went straight over a pedestrian crossing with people trying to cross. Also when going round the roundabouts he's like ok ok 2nd 2nd brake early brake oh wait go go go no wait missed your slot OH WAIT NOW GO GOGO *stalls*
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Post by Elemental on Wed 18 Aug 2010, 9:46 pm

I failed 4 times, on the 4th time I had an arguement with the test guy and made him get out and walk 2 miles back to the test center. On the 5th time I had him again and he was so nervous about having to walk back again we didn't go hardly anywhere away from the test center, thus giving me a nice easy test and I passed.

So really I shouldn't be allowed on the road.
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Post by Jess on Thu 19 Aug 2010, 12:19 pm

I PASSED!!
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Post by Sophiee on Thu 19 Aug 2010, 12:35 pm

Well done!
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Post by Jennie on Fri 20 Aug 2010, 12:15 am

I failed first time. Round 2 on Monday. I hope i don't mess up!
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Post by Guest on Fri 20 Aug 2010, 6:16 am

I'm worried about all these women on the road tbh.

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Post by babsie. on Fri 20 Aug 2010, 9:05 am

i passed first time and if i can do it, anyone can. i'm the first to say that i'm a shit driver. i can't park. like actually can't.
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Post by Rach on Fri 20 Aug 2010, 10:54 pm

I passed first time too Babs, and I too, cannot park, haha.
Apparently I almost failed in that if I had kept my indicator on for a fraction of a second longer, I wouldn't have passed.
Probably wouldn't be able to live without my car now, love ittt! elephant
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Post by Malky on Sat 21 Aug 2010, 5:22 am

Jack* wrote:I'm worried about all these women on the road tbh.
99.99999999% of every accident in the UK is a woman's fault. Science fact.
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Post by HappySailor69 on Sat 21 Aug 2010, 6:54 am

I passed 4th time, 3rd the examiner used the brakes and he didn't need to, my instructor filed a complaint and got ma 4th free.

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Post by babsie. on Sat 21 Aug 2010, 7:32 am

JoshXCI wrote:I passed 4th time, 3rd the examiner used the brakes and he didn't need to, my instructor filed a complaint and got ma 4th free.


i had that happen to me aswell, but since i passed it didn't matter. my instructor wasn't too chuffed to hear about it though.
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Post by Joely on Sun 22 Aug 2010, 9:49 am

I failed first time last November over annoyingly silly things.
Got a test end of September now. It's frustrating knowing you can drive but that it's so easy to make a little mistake and fail, nerves are so gonna take over. Sad
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Post by Jennie on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 7:17 am

Got my second test tomorrow morning. Getting up at 6am... don't know what i'm least excited for! Haha.

Joely wrote:It's frustrating knowing you can drive but that it's so easy to make a little mistake and fail, nerves are so gonna take over. Sad

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Post by Rach on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 7:22 am

Good luck Jennie!
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Post by Jess on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 7:46 am

GOOD LUCK JENNIEEEEE! Smile
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Post by Jennie on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 7:51 pm

Well, i failed again. But nevermind. Just nerves, cos i know i can drive, it's just hard to prove it to the examiner when you've shaking like a leaf and sweating yourself into a premature death.
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Post by Grandpa Clivey on Mon 23 Aug 2010, 10:25 pm

I passed my test in 1967, on the 2nd attempt. On first one I did the first part of a 3 point turn, put my hand brake on, couldn't understand why the car wouldn't reverse, found the handbrake was on, shot backwards and hit the kerb, but he failed me on not appearing to look in my mirrors, although I did use them enough, just too subtlely
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Post by Jed on Tue 24 Aug 2010, 2:35 am

I got my provisional license today. Smile
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Post by Euan on Tue 24 Aug 2010, 2:53 am

I passed 4th time haha. Got 3 different examiners the 1st 3 times, all guys who were supposed to me fairly lenient. 4th time I got a woman (young woman, like 26 or so I guess) who is supposed to be an absolute witch who fails just about everyone and uses the brakes for anything. And I passed with her. Not only that, we had a wee chat about music and stuff and it came up that I was going to Evo (was like a week before) and she was like "awww Enter Shikari are there, wish I could go". What are the chances? haha
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Post by babsie. on Tue 24 Aug 2010, 3:17 am

ekidd91 wrote:I passed 4th time haha. Got 3 different examiners the 1st 3 times, all guys who were supposed to me fairly lenient. 4th time I got a woman (young woman, like 26 or so I guess) who is supposed to be an absolute witch who fails just about everyone and uses the brakes for anything. And I passed with her. Not only that, we had a wee chat about music and stuff and it came up that I was going to Evo (was like a week before) and she was like "awww Enter Shikari are there, wish I could go". What are the chances? haha

i take it you sat in hamilton? cause i think i know the girl you mean. i was worried i'd get her and i nearly did - there was one other person sitting at the same time as me, and she took them. and they failed, haa.
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