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Hi all! Got my driving test at 9 in the morning... I was confident up until today, now i'm doubting my confidence! Never been so worried about anything ever before... and with it costing me £130 …
Baines93 Avatar
5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
Hi all!

Got my driving test at 9 in the morning... I was confident up until today, now i'm doubting my confidence! Never been so worried about anything ever before... and with it costing me £130 including using my instructors car, and have 1hr 30min before with my instructor, I really need to pass, can't spend that out again!

I'm going to get some college work done tonight, but not too much, don't want to stress, and get an early night, about 9ish... then up in plenty of time to have a good breakfast and wake up.

Any words of advice or anything to put my mind at rest?

Thanks in advance everyone!

Matt
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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1 Like #1
good luck...its very scary, i know...i did it 7 times
1 Like #2
Easy way to guarentee a pass, wear a short skirt
#3
magicbeans
good luck...its very scary, i know...i did it 7 times


7 Times!!

I was lucky and passed 1st time, i wasnt nervous. I think that helps, my gf took 3 attempts, but she got too nervous.

If you relax, you should be fine. At the end of the day its "just a driving test" driving the car around like you have done for many hours before hand.
3 Likes #4
just try not to do this

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSHVhhb80pg90QOVhhr07UlRksFGt7x0MO19vXsnFQIUpcXf_p3FA
#5
moose109
Easy way to guarentee a pass, wear a short skirt

Might be a bit weird considering his name his Matt. But what ever floates your boat ;)
#6
sorry no advice it took me 4 times but good luck
#7
magicbeans
good luck...its very scary, i know...i did it 7 times


7 times, that's alot mb
#8
Sometimes, just sometimes, I wish I was a female, but unfortunately i'm not so I highly doubt that will work in my favour at all ;)
#9
try drinking a bottle of lucozade 1 hour before your test, helps settle the nerves worked for me and my kids
#10
demolisher
moose109
Easy way to guarentee a pass, wear a short skirt


Might be a bit weird considering his name his Matt. But what ever floates your boat ;)


Gotta cater for the ladyboy wanting driving examiners out there, I'm sure there are some
#11
magicbeans
good luck...its very scary, i know...i did it 7 times



lol, 7 times :|........:D

Oh and good luck op............remember you can only do your best x

Edited By: shopstilldrops on May 09, 2011 18:54
1 Like #12
Good luck fella.

Try & stay calm, you know you can drive & so does your instructor, so you just need to concentrate & show the examiner your a safe driver.

2nd best feeling in the world (after kids being born) !!
#13
Baines93
Sometimes, just sometimes, I wish I was a female, but unfortunately i'm not so I highly doubt that will work in my favour at all ;)


Keep your flies open then the instructor will be too distracted to notice your faults ;)
#14
moose109
Easy way to guarentee a pass, wear a short skirt

I am sure Matt would really excite the examiner with that. Then again I suppose he might get lucky.

Don't worry about it though. The more you worry, the more it will affect you and reduce your chances. Be nice chilled out and relaxed. You can only make your best effort. Just do what you do in your driving lessons.

Edited By: anewman on May 09, 2011 18:56
1 Like #15
7 times and passed in the randomest place ever...KIDDIMNSTER! took it 5 times as an 18yr old locally in kent and failed...not surprised as i really had no clue that people on the right of u at the roundabout had right of way! demented or what!! that driving instructor was having a right laugh!

went uni

got married ....

retook in midlands where we lived ...failed as i didnt indicate on roundabout. gay

retook in kiddi...random place as was 45minutes from house and it was blooming half term and kids all over road. passed....couldnt believe it! took hubby's bmw out.... almost crashed it.
#16
Just relax, have a early night tonight, stay focused and try and keep a clear mind throughout the whole of it ( as its only a test, you know you can do it ).
Eat some food before you go, banana is always good, time will fly throughout the test and before you know it you will be heading back to the test centre.
I practiced the night before my test, so if you can do that then it will give you some more confidence (I passed 1st time, and thought this helped a lot)
Good luck, not that you will need it x
#17
Serious time, just do your best and if you fail, then you'll know what to expect for next time and where you can improve. A lot of it is confidence and if you have that (but not too much) you'll do fine.

For the record, I've done 3 now, all proper driving examiners testing me, first was my proper test in 2000 and got just 5 minors, 2007 I did one with police for my A-B driving (which they've scrapped now due to expense) and got 0 minors and also did one 2010 for my adaptions (I'm now disabled and cannot operate a normal cars controls) and again got 0 minors. So if I can do it, along with many others on here and across the UK, so can you! Have belief in yourself!
1 Like #18
Best of luck i hope you pass,try some deep breathing excercises before hand to help you relax. :)

http://www.desicomments.com/dc/22/53365/53365.gif
#19
Thanks for all the kind words and advice.

I'm feeling a bit better. I was confident, but trying not to let myself be too confident, but now today I'm remembering the flusters I have gotten in before after little things happening, and mistakes I have made recently. Guess I should just let them remind me what NOT to do, but they are worrying me :P

Matt
1 Like #20
Try not to park your car like this

http://static1.channels.com/thumbnails/Lucky-No-Lucky-FREAK-CAR-CRASH---LUCKY-e11953837.jpg
#21
good luck Matt, you'll be fine mate, my son passed his 4 weeks ago 1st time & he was just as nervous.
1 Like #22
Best advice I got from my driving instructor before I sat my test was don't panic. If you make a mistake, keep calm remember what you have been taught, take a deep breath and move on. I sat behind a row of cars at a crossroads for about 5 minutes before realising they were all parked. By the time I noticed there was a queue of cars behind me. I took a deep breath, wound down the window and waved all the cars past me, then proceeded once the road wa clear. Also stalled reversing around a corner. I didn't panic, just started from scratch ie into neutral start engine, MSM etc. Surprising passed first time. The examiner told me he was impressed at my calm head. Remember the examiner wants to see you are a safe and competent driver. So whatever happens DON'T PANIC.
#23
check your mirrors constantly and dont get nervous at roundabouts. good luck.
#24
Luck of the draw I'm afraid, you can do an excellent drive and still fail. Depends more on the examiner's mood and consistency and his/her assessment of your personality.

I passed 2nd time but drove far better on my 1st test.
#25
I was too nervous to learn how to drive but my youngest DD had to change schools and it was a fair bit from our home so at age 38 I passed my driving test 1st time, I wish I had done it years ago.
#26
Oops I forgot to wish you good luck OP X)
#27
quireboy
Luck of the draw I'm afraid, you can do an excellent drive and still fail. Depends more on the examiner's mood and consistency and his/her assessment of your personality.

I passed 2nd time but drove far better on my 1st test.


Lol it's not luck of the draw you drive and make major mistakes you fail.
#28
just remember mirrors. check left,middle and right. if driving on a straight for a while, check the rear view mirror every few minutes to show your awareness.

good luck
#29
numptyj
quireboy
Luck of the draw I'm afraid, you can do an excellent drive and still fail. Depends more on the examiner's mood and consistency and his/her assessment of your personality.

I passed 2nd time but drove far better on my 1st test.


Lol it's not luck of the draw you drive and make major mistakes you fail.


There are elements of luck, like clear roundabouts. No person running out into the road or somebody ramming up your bum, making you speed up.

But if you know how to drive, dont worry you will do fine!
#30
golemsmate
numptyj
quireboy
Luck of the draw I'm afraid, you can do an excellent drive and still fail. Depends more on the examiner's mood and consistency and his/her assessment of your personality.

I passed 2nd time but drove far better on my 1st test.


Lol it's not luck of the draw you drive and make major mistakes you fail.


There are elements of luck, like clear roundabouts. No person running out into the road or somebody ramming up your bum, making you speed up.

But if you know how to drive, dont worry you will do fine!


If you're clever like me you pick your Driving test time during half term when there are no silly women drivers out in their Chelsea tractors ferrying their brats around ...that way you pass first time with 3 minors :p

Dont know why you would speed up when others are behind you, all the time I used to have people behind me...not cos I was slow but just the fact that no one obeys 30mph around the roads lol. At the end of the day you just need to show your competent to the examiner then once you pass you can go fast and do what you want ;)

Try and stay as calm as you can OP the practice before hand will do you the world of good. I made some mistakes in the hour before hand which would have failed me in the test but I was able to take them on board and breeze through my test.


Edited By: numptyj on May 09, 2011 23:39
#31
Only 3 words.......believe in yourself :)

and the best of luck to u matt :)
#32
Good luck dude.

I passed (very luckily) passed first time, don't be disheartened if you don't pass.

Just remember keep checking your mirrors, just as important to check before you slow down as well as speeding up (change of speed) such as change of speed limits, traffic lights etc.

Again, good luck!
banned 1 Like #33
Image is everything, dress conservatively and be confident. You can do it, wish you all the best and hope to hear the good news tommorow.

Some advice specifically for men i recommend a side parting with a cardigan, shirt and old fashioned tie, old brogues and grow a tache about a week before the test. It is essential the driving instructor thinks he is better than you, that his life is better than your life. If he feels you are some flamboyant lady magnet it's game over. Talk about your hobbys such as archeology and fishing. This worked for me and my mate and accounted for about 60% of our success.

For Filth n furry this will come naturally, no special prep required. A copy of the guardian under your arm may be overkill but play it by ear.
#34
deadduck_145
just remember mirrors. check left,middle and right. if driving on a straight for a while, check the rear view mirror every few minutes to show your awareness.

good luck


If you only check your mirror " every few minutes " you are bound to fail.

Every few seconds is more appropriate, you should be as aware of what is behind you as you are of what is in front of you, at all times.
#35
Remain calm and remember your (excessive) mirror checks.
Do the above when both generally driving and on manoeuvres.

Oh, and keep control of the clutch.
#36
Have you passed.......?
[mod]#37
I will never forget my driving test. My first hill start and I rolled back by about 1 metre. My left leg would not stop violently shaking through nerves. Still managed to pass first time but I was so nervous even though I am a pretty confident driver.
1 Like #38
magicjay1986
I will never forget my driving test. My first hill start and I rolled back by about 1 metre. My left leg would not stop violently shaking through nerves. Still managed to pass first time but I was so nervous even though I am a pretty confident driver.

i did this in macclesfield, luckly the guy was really nice told me to calm down and try again, i also passed first time.
#39
magicjay1986
I will never forget my driving test. My first hill start and I rolled back by about 1 metre. My left leg would not stop violently shaking through nerves. Still managed to pass first time but I was so nervous even though I am a pretty confident driver.


You were lucky as a 1 metre roll back is rather dangerous driving lol
[mod]#40
dtovey89
magicjay1986
I will never forget my driving test. My first hill start and I rolled back by about 1 metre. My left leg would not stop violently shaking through nerves. Still managed to pass first time but I was so nervous even though I am a pretty confident driver.

You were lucky as a 1 metre roll back is rather dangerous driving lol

Tell me about it!! Near the end of my test he made me do another hill start as I am sure he realised it was the violent leg shaking that was to blame ;). Good job the rest of the drive was faultless as otherwise I would definitely have failed on the roll back!

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