The Ultimate "I failed my driving test!" Thread -MK II Watch
Post here so we may gather around to share your sorrow and deliver our commiserations.
New thread to replace the old one as it's got 10,000 replies.
Old Thread: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=210084
Although I'm really glad my instructor had the great idea of doing mock tests - I failed three and passed two, then passed my real test first time.
I thought the nerves would kill me during my real test, but I knew I wasn't a bad driver so just battled through
Good luck everyone taking a test anytime soon! I'm also starting advanced training this summer so if anyone else is doing/has done this/wants advice I'd love a chat haha!
6th attempt tomorrow, taking it in my mum's battered old car because I couldn't be doing with paying for lessons any more and I've been out in it with my dad the past few weeks, its meant I've only had to fork out the money for the test so if I fail its not as bad, hopefully I'll pass this time. The passenger electric window stopped working today so hopefully that won't mess things up if the examiner tries to open it during the test.
Passed yesterday on my 6th attempt, was expecting him to say I'd failed again as I don't think I drove any better than some of the previous tests and did a couple of things that other examiners I'd had before would have failed me for. It was such a shock, you can do it guys, failing a few times first just makes it all the more sweeter when you finally pass. I'm also glad I didn't pass first time as I feel much safer on the road now I have passed for having the extra lessons and tests.
I passed my second time and when I got in my car, by myself, I felt that I really wasn't ready to drive on my own. I suppose I was since my instructor said I was ready for my test and then second time passed it.
It's just a really weird thing to get used to - not having someone beside you to tell you if you're doing things right/wrong. I feel confident now, though, but still learning.
It's true that the real learning begins once you pass your test. You have to be aware of other peoples mistakes as well as your own when your on the road alone.
1 M for going up a high hilly road in the wrong gears, the car just wouldn't go and 2 for going straight around bend curves slowly.
I'm really cheesed of tbh. Angry with myself, i think next time i go for my test, i won't tell anyone.
Some guy wasnt indicating on a roundabout and so I pulled out...
He then proceeded to come off the roundabout, how inconsiderate!
I couldn't be more annoyed..
Always next time i guess
Failed with 7 minors and 3 serious :/
my instructor was shocked said i never drive the way i did.... so nerves proper messed me up!
Edit: wow look at all these Neg ratings from women failing their driving test multiple times lol
ok so i think i got 9 minors and 5 serious. bad i know..
i got a minor for mucking up the gears on a roundabout, you know when i makes that horrible screeching noise, no idea what i was trying to do.
i didnt check my blind spot twice so she made it a serious.
i think i signalled the wrong way at one point but im sure i corrected it. however i got another serious...
two minors for use of speed.
a minor for appropriate speed.
3 minors for approaching junctions too fast which she made a serious. she used the phrase 'out of control' lol this was seriously such an exaggeration.
a serious for positioning, not sure what point i done this.
and a minor for awareness/planning.
honestly did not know i was THIS bad a driver, my instructor did have his doubts about me passing but i had a lot of pressure from my mum. i also had people telling me intructors sometimes hold you back from sitting the test because they want more money blah blah.
ohwell, think im just more sad about loosing over £100 quid. oh and telling my mum and that after was also horrific, i kept crying lmao. sorry about this rant!!
2 Minors- Gears
Minor- Safety on move off
Minor- Approach speed
Major- Change speed
I was gutted but put in for it again, its on the 24th of this month!
Wish me luck!