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    Driving test soon. any tips?

    Hi, having driving test soon. any tips or any important thing that I should know? I remember there was a discussion in here re: driving test, couldn't find it.

    any in particular that I should know? really hope can pass as it is getting dark and cold. on motorbike atm.

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    30% of people fail.

    Don't crash, or cause one ! LOL.

    70% of people pass

    Be confident. I'd say that they are looking to pass confident drivers, not nervous ones, so just back yourself that yo will pass, and you'll be halfway there!

    Keep calm, take it at your pace, & don't let other road users fluster you.

    http://www.hypnoprogress.com/images/thumbnails/Panic.png

    im looking to take my test in next 2 months (before xmas)

    main points really

    practise makes perfect - keep practising the manouveres, stoppping & starting, clutch control
    reading the highway code often

    gets lots of sleep night before test, wake up with a coffee and tell yourself you will pass

    read any notes, highway code etc before your test

    best thing though is to just tell yourself your gonna pass cos ya amazing driver, show your enthusiasm to the instructor and they will be less lenient on you

    go at least 5mph under legal road limit

    Pizza hut Buffet got me though.... i was to stuffed with Pizza and high from all the suger in the Pepsi was not to consenered about test

    faevilangel;3319277

    best thing though is to just tell yourself your gonna pass cos ya amazing … best thing though is to just tell yourself your gonna pass cos ya amazing driver, show your enthusiasm to the instructor and they will be less lenient on you



    Do you mean " Examiner "? and " more lenient "?;-)

    mum2b;3319281

    go at least 5mph under legal road limit



    ...and fail for not making normal progress.:roll:

    Drive at an appropriate speed for the road conditions/speed limits.

    Inactive;3319321

    Do you mean " Examiner "? and " more lenient "?;-)



    ya .........

    Inactive;3319337

    ...and fail for not making normal progress.:roll:Drive at an appropriate … ...and fail for not making normal progress.:roll:Drive at an appropriate speed for the road conditions/speed limits.



    my instructor hates it where im more than 5mph less than the speed limit :roll:

    but you should drive at the speed you think is appropriate for the road conditions, dry road = speed limit
    wet road = slightly less

    if you think your driving to slow, your not!

    Good luck with the impending test...just try and relax (and breath as my instructor would always tell me lol) You can only do your best and it's no biggie if you don't pass, you just grin and bare it and try again.

    First time passer here giving some advice.

    Don't panic, worry or anything like that. Treat it like another driving lesson. If you make a mistake or think you have failed when you havn't, forget about it and keep driving. Strike a convo up with the examiner before hand and be friendly. Whatever you do don't wear any football shirt or anything favouring a team of some sort, the examiner may be a rival fan and it just gives them an excuse to treat you differently.

    Remember that red means stop and you'll be fine :thumbsup:

    Seriously though, as others have said, don't get worked up over it, just treat it as a normal lesson, stick to the speed limits and over exaggerate checking your mirrors etc, just so the instructor can see you doing it, then you should be fine. Good luck

    Original Poster

    i read somewhere that if you make a mistake don't ask if you can do it again, just do it straight away. is that true?

    Elves;3320056

    i read somewhere that if you make a mistake don't ask if you can do it … i read somewhere that if you make a mistake don't ask if you can do it again, just do it straight away. is that true?



    true, my instructor told me that

    if you make a mistake

    e.g. too far from kerb when parallel parking, you are allowed to manouvere car forward and back to get it right, there is no set time limit etc for anything, your allowed to pull forward to re- establish your "footing" and try it again,

    as long as you don't hit the kerbs and hit cars etc you will be fine

    Take some kalms, u won't realise how nervous u are untill ur sitting in the car!

    Remember ur left from ur right

    U can't fail for not getting the questions at the beginning wrong

    If u fail it's not the end of the world!

    xx

    I think the main advice is really relax and don't panic, if you're being put forward for your test then you already have the ability for it. If you make a mistake then just make sure you react calmly and carefully as you'll just get a minor in most cases.

    It's a while since I past my driving test (11 years now) but I'm hoping to sit my motorbike test with the next month, it's been quite odd going back to being a 'learner' again!

    John

    mum2b;3319281

    go at least 5mph under legal road limit



    And you will fail, serious.

    black gerbil1;3319091

    30% of people fail.



    Jonsend;3319135

    70% of people pass



    Actually, the official average pass rate is 40% :thumbsup:

    Ask all these questions to your instructor...

    edit; yeah you can correct yourself, but as far as i know you receive a minor for each time you correct yourself

    Why do people on here seem to think that a Driving Test is conducted by an " instructor "?

    Surely they are the people that teach you.

    An Examiner conducts a Driving Test.;-)

    Inactive;3323536

    Why do people on here seem to think that a Driving Test is conducted by … Why do people on here seem to think that a Driving Test is conducted by an " instructor "?Surely they are the people that teach you.An Examiner conducts a Driving Test.;-)



    ooh get you

    good luck, hope you know the area your driving quite well, i didn't and as stupid as it sounds went up a no entry street! neadless to say i failed that time. If you do fail, don't give up get the next avaliable test and go for it - often it takes 2 attempts.
    If you are going round a roundabout make sure you're indicating correctly and be sure if your indicator clicks off rectify it, this happened to be, i indicated correctly to begin with but whilst going round the round about i was not indicating and other drivers are not aware of where your heading.
    Fingers crossed

    Original Poster

    thanks for all the advices. fingers crossed
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