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Any1 had a practical driving test latley

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
as above, did you get any minors and what were they for.

did you fail? if so for what reasons.

i got my test coming up soon so just looking for pointers on things theyt will pick up on
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
dont wanna talk about it.

:(
#2
I remember I failed as I pulled out and the car had to slow down a bit and I mean a bit!!! So when you are to set off make sure theirs enough room to pick up the speed of the road!! :thumbsup:
#3
i got 13 minors think your allowed 15, you get them for anything really moving off a bit too slow driving a bit too slow, minors are ok you just dot want a serious, i would say dont panic or give up even when you think you've failed, i thought i failed loads even from the very start doing bay parking, thought i wasnt in the lines, and i stalled 4 times trying to get up a hill but i acted like it never happened tried to keep calm, my friend thought she failed then thought theres no point paniced and didnt stop at a stop sign, later to find out she wouldnt of failed if she hadent of done that
banned#4
Its all about coping with pressure. if you can do that you'll breeze through it

Good luck :thumbsup:
#5
thanks for all the input, im a bit nervous about it, but the only things i didnt do enough on my last lesson was looking around enough doing a manouvere, so as long as i do lots of observing i should be fine, general driving on the roads i can cope with fine.

if you do bay parking and dont get in the lines will they fail you.

what are the other major things they fail you on?
banned#6
tay1982
thanks for all the input, im a bit nervous about it, but the only things i didnt do enough on my last lesson was looking around enough doing a manouvere, so as long as i do lots of observing i should be fine, general driving on the roads i can cope with fine.

if you do bay parking and dont get in the lines will they fail you.

what are the other major things they fail you on?


dont think about what things they can fail you on..just try to not make any mistakes :thumbsup:
#7
make sure you know the safety requirements for cars i.e fluid levels, pressures, tire thread length etc as my instructor knew someone who failed beacuse they didnt know
#8
Don't drive like me. You will fail 6 times :oops:
#9
My first is this wednesday

im so glad my test doesnt do bay parking - just turn in road - parallel - reverse around corner ( btw do you have to do sharp and sweeping or is it just one)
and controller stop

As long as i get those right i should pass as my drivings fine
#10
Remember when I did my first test I only had 2 minors, but still failed (something to do with the examiner saying I was going to hit the car behind when reverse parking - I never was though:whistling:)

2nd time around I had 12 minors and passed :-D
#11
Just try to relax and be calm, i failed mine a few weeks ago and it was cos i just just too nervous.

Hit a kerb when asked to pull into the left of the road. Annoying thing was it happened 5 minutes after i left the test centre, oncei done that i knew i had failed so i relaxed a bit and only had 3 minors after it.

Doing it again tomorrow so i won't be as nervous this time so i should be fine.
#12
my only problem is bay parking, i always seem to be wonky in the space, although im always in the lines just at a slight angle.
#13
biff
Just try to relax and be calm, i failed mine a few weeks ago and it was cos i just just too nervous.

Hit a kerb when asked to pull into the left of the road. Annoying thing was it happened 5 minutes after i left the test centre, oncei done that i knew i had failed so i relaxed a bit and only had 3 minors after it.

Doing it again tomorrow so i won't be as nervous this time so i should be fine.


its stupid some curbs are impossible to miss on really tight roads
#14
Make sure that when reversving before you start moving backwards you are looking behind you, as you wouldnt drive off forward without looking first would you.
#15
Tatey
Make sure that when reversving before you start moving backwards you are looking behind you, as you wouldnt drive off forward without looking first would you.


not only looking behind but infront and around - but tbh you do forget sometimes
#16
tay1982
my only problem is bay parking, i always seem to be wonky in the space, although im always in the lines just at a slight angle.


if your in the lines they wont fail ya, if your on the lines just pull forward and reverse in again.
#17
esims84
if your in the lines they wont fail ya, if your on the lines just pull forward and reverse in again.


thats good to know, need to get out and practise a few reversing moves be4 the big day. only thing that would bother me if i fail is the amount it has cost me to do my test. its so exspensive these days
#18
I had a horrible time with my practical driving test, I failed 6 times and was on the verge of giving up until I switched instructor. After just a week with my new instructor I passed with no minors - a totally clean test.

The best way to pass? Make the examiner feel as comfortable as possible!

Always keep both hands on the wheel, don't accelerate toward red lights (unless they could turn green by the time you get there), drive very sensibly, creep out around difficult to see corners, use plenty of observation, don't drive too fast - just because the speed limit is 30 it doesn't mean you need to go 30 in certain areas, be attentive to what's around you - if theres a narrow road with parked cars, go slowly. Anticipate traffic lights - if theres someone standing there waiting around at a crossing they might turn red.

RELAX and be CONFIDENT. If they ask you if you feel nervous tell them no, even if you do feel nervous. This will make them feel more comfortable sitting in the passenger seat when you're behind the wheel. You are the fonz behind the wheel.

I followed these simple rules and mid way through my test the examiner wasn't even paying attention to what I was doing and started browsing through the CD's in the car door.
#19
stay calm, check your mirrors often, dont panic if you do something wrong, it you get in to a situation but get out of it safely you won't fail. Also, if you don't get up to the speed limit explain why so that the examiner knows that you know the speed limit of the road

ie - "I know the speed limit is 60 down this road but I'm not doing it as I don't feel it's safe" - I had to do that on my test as the road was only wide enough for one car and it was snowing.
#20
baconsandwich
I had a horrible time with my practical driving test, I failed 6 times and was on the verge of giving up until I switched instructor. After just a week with my new instructor I passed with no minors - a totally clean test.

The best way to pass? Make the examiner feel as comfortable as possible!

Always keep both hands on the wheel, don't accelerate toward red lights (unless they could turn green by the time you get there), drive very sensibly, creep out around difficult to see corners, use plenty of observation, don't drive too fast - just because the speed limit is 30 it doesn't mean you need to go 30 in certain areas, be attentive to what's around you - if theres a narrow road with parked cars, go slowly. Anticipate traffic lights - if theres someone standing there waiting around at a crossing they might turn red.

RELAX and be CONFIDENT. If they ask you if you feel nervous tell them no, even if you do feel nervous. This will make them feel more comfortable sitting in the passenger seat when you're behind the wheel. You are the fonz behind the wheel.

I followed these simple rules and mid way through my test the examiner wasn't even paying attention to what I was doing and started browsing through the CD's in the car door.




thats some great advice thank you.

i have a good instructor at the moment, i was with him about 8 years ago when i first started to take lessons, i was all ready for my test then failed my theory, so i gave up.

passed my theory not too long ago and started lessons again, i had 3 lessons when he said to put in for my test and here i am.

also my instructor is retireing and moving to turkey next week so i was wanting to get it out the way be4 he leaves as he is really good.

im a bit nervous but im not going to show it, i will drive with confidence and will be looking in the mirrors and aroud me constantly:thumbsup:
#21
I passed but only just.

Wasn't looking over my left shoulder when doing a check before pulling away and got a few minors on that.
#22
baconsandwich

You are the fonz behind the wheel.


lmao brilliant advice :thumbsup:

gemz700

ie - "I know the speed limit is 60 down this road but I'm not doing it as I don't feel it's safe" - I had to do that on my test as the road was only wide enough for one car and it was snowing.


Are learners allowed to go this speed in England? In Northern Ireland we are restricted to 45mph even if the speed limit for the road is higher than that!

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