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Failed my driving test!

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Arghh failed my test today..
7 minors and 1 major because i approached a junction "too quickly"
I was able to book another one, but would i be able to book it before the 10 working day period? if i was able to.. shall i just go along with it? or will they find out and stop it?
Just pondering thats all..

2nd time here i come.. lol

=]
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Sorry about that - if you failed today that must have been within the last few minutes :whistling:
#2
If it's any consolation, I failed my motorbike test today..slipped out of gear going round the U-turn so I wobbled and put a foot down which is irritatingly an automatic fail.

I wouldn't attempt to book within the ten days, I'd assume they wouldn't let you but if somehow you did sit the test you could find it's not valid. I've just gone ahead and rebooked mine for the 5th January, annoying having to wait but at least it's a decent time. Due to a DSA error they cancelled my last test claiming the examiner decided it was unsafe but he didn't know apparently... Trying not to be too bothered about it as it's a rubbish time of year to ride a bike and the one I ordered back in October has been delayed again. I appreciate that with a car test it's different in that a car is a lot more useful this time of year, good luck with your next attempt.

John
#3
nevermind mate you'll get it next time!!

Can' answer your question, just thought i'd say good luck for next time!
#4
same as strato sorry, just wishing u goodluck in ur next test.
banned#5
Took me 5 times. I got a major for not over taking a lorry in the rain on a dual carriage way. Another time a major for changing lanes on a round about because he wouldn't tell me where to go after i took a wrong turn so i just went round this round about 4 times before he said. what a joke some of them are.
#6
all the best drivers pass second time, good luck
#7
didnt know there was a 10 day rule ! where we are no-one can get a test within 10 days , well unless you say you'll take a cancellation and your very very lucky !

but id book it asap , and if you get it early , take it ! once you have passed and got that certificate ........end of !
#8
lumoruk
Took me 5 times. I got a major for not over taking a lorry in the rain on a dual carriage way. Another time a major for changing lanes on a round about because he wouldn't tell me where to go after i took a wrong turn so i just went round this round about 4 times before he said. what a joke some of them are.


I bet he thought exactly the same about you .. :)
#9
Johnmcl7
If it's any consolation, I failed my motorbike test today..slipped out of gear going round the U-turn so I wobbled and put a foot down which is irritatingly an automatic fail.

I wouldn't attempt to book within the ten days, I'd assume they wouldn't let you but if somehow you did sit the test you could find it's not valid. I've just gone ahead and rebooked mine for the 5th January, annoying having to wait but at least it's a decent time. Due to a DSA error they cancelled my last test claiming the examiner decided it was unsafe but he didn't know apparently... Trying not to be too bothered about it as it's a rubbish time of year to ride a bike and the one I ordered back in October has been delayed again. I appreciate that with a car test it's different in that a car is a lot more useful this time of year, good luck with your next attempt.

John


Good luck with your test sir, i failed my bike test first time around too:whistling:.
#10
Hard luck guys - better luck next time:thumbsup:
banned#11
Inactive
I bet he thought exactly the same about you .. :)


Well I took my Mum's car so I reckon they thought I was being cocky buying a car before I past, but didn't see the point in mentioning its not my car. I don't think they like not having their own pedals as in instructor cars. I failed 4 times btw, past 5th is what I meant. It was actually on my 5th attempt that I thought I had failed as a made an error that gave me a major in a previous test, I even pointed it out to him, but he said well there was no traffic coming so you're fine :whistling: After I thought I had failed at the beginning I just didn't give a **** and just relaxed loads which I think helped me.
#12
Unlucky mate, at least the result shows that you can pas it!

You can book straight away, but it will only allow you to book dates after the 10 day period.
#13
I think its best you leave it to the 10 days. Good luck for next time. My OH past his on his second attempt. He also thought he failed so he just gave up and relaxed.
banned#14
lumoruk;3805395
Took me 5 times. I got a major for not over taking a lorry in the rain on a dual carriage way. Another time a major for changing lanes on a round about because he wouldn't tell me where to go after i took a wrong turn so i just went round this round about 4 times before he said. what a joke some of them are.

Both major failures are correct imho. Changing lanes on a roundabout is a definite no-no.
#15
aww, know how you feel, been there ,done that three times!:cry:
banned#16
good luck
#17
good luck for next time, I passed first time but only just! The examiner was going to fail me on one thing, I didn't overtake a someone on a pushbike, the road was quite winding and I felt I didn't have a clear view of oncoming traffic so I didn't overtake him. he was going to mark it down as a major but he left it untill the end of my test and said as I'd drove so well apart from that bit he overlooked it and passed me. I think its partly down to the examiner you have on the day, some are more understanding. at least you'll know what to expect from the test next time, good luck

I did a 3 day crash course and another instructer took me out on a practise test run and marked me down as a minor fault for wasting a signal?! I signaled to turn left but there wasn't any other road users about and that was wrong apparently?! never understood that?! lol
banned#18
kirsty1981;3807076
good luck for next time, I passed first time but only just! The examiner was going to fail me on one thing, I didn't overtake a someone on a pushbike, the road was quite winding and I felt I didn't have a clear view of oncoming traffic so I didn't overtake him. he was going to mark it down as a major but he left it untill the end of my test and said as I'd drove so well apart from that bit he overlooked it and passed me. I think its partly down to the examiner you have on the day, some are more understanding. at least you'll know what to expect from the test next time, good luck

I did a 3 day crash course and another instructer took me out on a practise test run and marked me down as a minor fault for wasting a signal?! I signaled to turn left but there wasn't any other road users about and that was wrong apparently?! never understood that?! lol

oh, the irony in calling it a crash course gets me every time :-D
#19
csiman
oh, the irony in calling it a crash course gets me every time :-D


lol:-D
#20
csiman
Both major failures are correct imho. Changing lanes on a roundabout is a definite no-no.


But ( a ) You were not there, and ( b ) You are not qualified to make that judgement.:)
banned#21
Inactive
But ( a ) You were not there, and ( b ) You are not qualified to make that judgement.:)


No I agree with the changing lanes but I should have got a free retest I feel, it was a double mini round about, he said turn right, my head went hu!? by which point it was too late and I had gone straight across after checking for traffic of course :-D We drove up to the next round about which was 400m down the road and he didn't say anything for about 5 mins while I was going round this round about was a complete joke!! literally!

and the lorry was doing 55mph the dual carriage way was only about a mile long so didn't see the point in over taking, and it was raining heavily I just felt he was nit picking. :thinking:

but anyway 7 yrs and no crashes apart from 2 spins in the snow (I've got snow chains now :-D)
#22
There are a surprisingly high number of cancellations for driving tests. I would go ahead and book one for as soon as you can re-take and check their website daily for cancellations, which you can take by amending your original date.
#23
Chin up, it just wasn't meant to be this time around

I failed 3 times, 1st time my driving instructors car wasn't working properly, the examiner kept going on about it all the way through the test and said he had to fail me because the car wasn't fit to drive, he got out an shouted at my instructor, telling her to pay for my test lol...

2nd time the lense of my specs fell out :oops: so I got an instant fail :x

3rd time was my fault, I thought I'd failed and just thought to hell with it... I had passed up untill that point :oops:
#24
I'm not sure but I think you have to wait at least two weeks before you can re-sit your test... ur instructor will probably know :)
#25
It's ten working days you have to wait (not calendar days), I would assume the system doesn't allow you to book within this time although I still wouldn't do so if it allowed it.

John
#26
Bom good luck next time..... 7th time luck here! :p

Johnmcl7
If it's any consolation, I failed my motorbike test today..slipped out of gear going round the U-turn so I wobbled and put a foot down which is irritatingly an automatic fail.

I wouldn't attempt to book within the ten days, I'd assume they wouldn't let you but if somehow you did sit the test you could find it's not valid. I've just gone ahead and rebooked mine for the 5th January, annoying having to wait but at least it's a decent time. Due to a DSA error they cancelled my last test claiming the examiner decided it was unsafe but he didn't know apparently... Trying not to be too bothered about it as it's a rubbish time of year to ride a bike and the one I ordered back in October has been delayed again. I appreciate that with a car test it's different in that a car is a lot more useful this time of year, good luck with your next attempt.

John


good luck to u :thumbsup:

kirsty1981

I did a 3 day crash course and another instructer took me out on a practise test run and marked me down as a minor fault for wasting a signal?! I signaled to turn left but there wasn't any other road users about and that was wrong apparently?! never understood that?! lol



nah u have to indicate...only have to look around when u set off from parked i thought?!
banned#27
kirsty1981;3807076

I did a 3 day crash course and another instructer took me out on a practise test run and marked me down as a minor fault for wasting a signal?! I signaled to turn left but there wasn't any other road users about and that was wrong apparently?! never understood that?! lol

What planet did that instructor come from? I have never heard of 'wasting a signal'.

Personally, I indicate at every junction as its just habit and feels wrong if I dont do it. Bad drivers (mainly in BMW's :p) hardly ever indicate as I'm sure they think they look cooler (they don't, they just look lazy and arrogant).

I also hate drivers who only indicate for the benefit of other vehicles. Pedestrians need to know what drivers are doing too! :x
#28
csiman
What planet did that instructor come from? I have never heard of 'wasting a signal'.

Personally, I indicate at every junction as its just habit and feels wrong if I dont do it. Bad drivers (mainly in BMW's :p) hardly ever indicate as I'm sure they think they look cooler (they don't, they just look lazy and arrogant).

I also hate drivers who only indicate for the benefit of other vehicles. Pedestrians need to know what drivers are doing too! :x

Agree entirely. Very sensible post for 4.33 in the morning :thumbsup:
banned#29
darren9030;3815988
Agree entirely. Very sensible post for 4.33 in the morning :thumbsup:

LOL - I'm an early riser ;-)
#30
csiman
What planet did that instructor come from? I have never heard of 'wasting a signal'.

Personally, I indicate at every junction as its just habit and feels wrong if I dont do it. Bad drivers (mainly in BMW's :p) hardly ever indicate as I'm sure they think they look cooler (they don't, they just look lazy and arrogant).

I also hate drivers who only indicate for the benefit of other vehicles. Pedestrians need to know what drivers are doing too! :x


You're not supposed to indicate for stopping or pulling off if there are no other users to benefit from the signal, it shows you're aware that there's no-one around.

You're always supposed to indicate for any junction etc.

I don't agree with the rules, should always indicate IMO but those are the rules.
#31
csiman
Both major failures are correct imho. Changing lanes on a roundabout is a definite no-no.


What? How would you ever get off the Norwich Union roundabout at Broadwater???
banned#32
Unlucky...

Get a few more driving lessons...Build your confidence... and go for it again..

Also, now you have a feel for what the test is like...More likely you will pass next time round

you'l get there in the end. :thumbsup:
banned#33
Benjimoron;3816283
What? How would you ever get off the Norwich Union roundabout at Broadwater???

I see what you are saying but if you wanted to turn left coming from Lancing, then just stay in left hand lane. If you wanted to go 2nd left then stay in left lane. If you wanted to go into hill barn (NU) then go across the left hand lane into the right one and follow it around and then turn left at the exit. This isnt strictly changing lanes as such as you were never going around the left hand lane.

What I meant by not changing lanes is the people who approach a roundabout from a dual carriageway to

1. Take the exit at 3 o'clock but proceed to go all around the left hand lane. Very dangerous

2. Take the 12 o'clock by approaching in the right hand lane and take the inside lane to exit. Dangerous

3. Take the 9 o'clock by approaching in the right hand lane and then go left. Completely mad but have seen it done many times :w00t:
#34
If you want to stay on the A27 then you can use the right hand lane (it is labelled as such). You then have to change lanes on the roundabout in order to get off at the correct exit. Same as on the roundabout at the enterance to the beach, if you want to go right you've got to move to the left hand lane after the airport exit.



1 + 3 = Wrong and dangerous.

2 = Encouraged by driving instructors I believe, it certainly was by mine. As long as the left hand lane is being used you can use the right hand lane to go straight on.
banned#35
Benjimoron;3817338
If you want to stay on the A27 then you can use the right hand lane (it is labelled as such). You then have to change lanes on the roundabout in order to get off at the correct exit. Same as on the roundabout at the enterance to the beach, if you want to go right you've got to move to the left hand lane after the airport exit.



1 + 3 = Wrong and dangerous.

2 = Encouraged by driving instructors I believe, it certainly was by mine. As long as the left hand lane is being used you can use the right hand lane to go straight on.

I would say that that the hill barn roundabout isnt your average roundabout. anyway, my point about 2 above was that you should NEVER approach a roundabout in the outside lane on a dual carriageway and take the left hand lane when exiting on a 12 o'clock.

Saw someone get pulled up for it on Road Wars by the coppers.
#36
My mistake, when you say inside lane you mean left, I thought you meant right (as in inside lane of roundabout)

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