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Test - has anyone actually ever had to do a turn in the road on a test?

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    I had the other two (our test centre doesn't do bay parking), parallel park is always the worst though.
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    (Original post by LouboutinLove)
    I had the other two (our test centre doesn't do bay parking), parallel park is always the worst though.
    Doesn't do bay parking?? wtf lol...
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    Yeah my local one doesn't either, there are no bays on any of the routes
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    I had to do it on a hill and also reverse and forward park on a hill... this examiner clearly did not like me :s
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    Really hope I get turn in the road, it's the easiest one for me. Do you HAVE to use the handbrake for each part of it or is just foot brake ok?
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    (Original post by jfinney94)
    Doesn't do bay parking?? wtf lol...
    The test centre doesn't have a car park so they can't do bay parking apparently....it must be one of the easiest places to pass in the country! It's the sleepiest little Derbyshire town, the test route never changes and there's one of everything (stop sign, roundabout, crossroads etc). I don't know how people manage in London or other equally busy cities.
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    (Original post by LouboutinLove)
    The test centre doesn't have a car park so they can't do bay parking apparently....it must be one of the easiest places to pass in the country! It's the sleepiest little Derbyshire town, the test route never changes and there's one of everything (stop sign, roundabout, crossroads etc). I don't know how people manage in London or other equally busy cities.
    Damn lol, I want a test centre without a carpark... I don't know how people pass in cities either..
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    Yeah, my local test centre doesn't have a car park although its in London and there are lots of traffic lights. Not very many stop signs though
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    I had always found the turn in the road easiest, so I hoped that I got it in my test (altho I would have been more than comfortable with anything but the parallel park!). I didn't expect the examiner to give it to me on quite a steep hill, however. I had never done any of the manoeuvres on anything other than flat, so that was interesting!
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    I had to do turn in the road! Was so pleased I had that maneuver, deffo the easiest one! I also had to do an emergency stop, which was funny as everything in the back seats went flying! Passed first time! yay!
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    I find bay parking the easiest. Probably because to teach me turn-in-the-road, my instructor started rattling off certain numbers that I must do certain things in.

    It baffled me. He did the same with parallel parking. If I get either of those, I'll fail.
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    YES! I was so relieved, and I got it in the first 10 minutes of my actual test, which relieved me GREATLY for the rest of the test.
    Honestly I got lucky!
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    A lot of test centres don't include bay parking in the test. My test centre had a car park but it still wasn't included even though you had to park at the end. However badly you parked, they couldn't fail you on that.

    I got turn in the road and my friend did on both of hers. My other friend got reverse around the corner. I don't think I know anyone who has had parallel parking recently.
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    i had turn in the road and reversing round a corner. the only one i didnt want to get was the parallel parking one as its not my favourite of the 4 so was very pleased with the ones i got as i didnt have a problem with them 2. was so glad i didnt have to do the emergency stop though as i only did it for the first time 20 minutes before my test so was dreading being asked to do that.
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    (Original post by amyshamblesxx)
    Really hope I get turn in the road, it's the easiest one for me. Do you HAVE to use the handbrake for each part of it or is just foot brake ok?
    I got asked to do a turn in the road on my first test. I got told to use the handbrake but I dont think you would fail if you didnt...probably just get a minor.

    Had bay park and emergency stop on my 2nd test
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    Yeah, I had to do it for both of my tests. It didn't count as one of my manoeuvres though, so I still had to do a parallel park and bay park.

    I remember the bay park. Did it perfectly in the lesson before, went to park in the exact same spot to finish my test and almost missed from undershooting.
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    I didn't think there would be so many posts, awesome guys. Got my test in a week.
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    (Original post by jfinney94)
    I didn't think there would be so many posts, awesome guys. Got my test in a week.
    Good luck mate.
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    Not me. On my test, I had the left corner reverse. Plus an emergency stop [it was fine, but I thought it was typical, as I'd only practised it twice - ever].
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    I passed last Thursday first time, I had a turn in the road and emergency stop.

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