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    (Original post by tiny_nina)
    omg.... driving is well scary!!!! i have had like 5 lessons and i hate it
    plus i dont like my driving instructor he makes me sit on a cushion cause im too short aparently? i dont get it im learning in a micra!!
    My tip is get a nice instructor, mine shouts at me... oo and book in advance cause they get well booked up.
    do you have an independent driving instructor?? and how tall are you??
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    (Original post by angelsarmiento)
    I'll tell you what they told me: if driving were that hard, would all that people be driving? Imagine all the stupid people you know that can drive: why would you be less than them?

    Maybe it'll cost you some work, but nothing really worrying. But I just had to take three classes, and instruction cars here only have two sets of pedals, they don't even have two wheels. Well, it's easier if you live in a country where there is no exam to get a license , but anyway, now I'm not even 17 and can consider myself a good, responsible driver. Just don't get nervous: you've done much harder things in life. And remember how empty streets would be if driving were so difficult most people couldn't do it.
    Bless...... never a truer word was said.... was that a cold chill I felt?
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    (Original post by AT82)
    Passing the test is my biggest problem, I do not have the mental ability to cope with it. Passing degrees is one thing, its just stress and hard work, passing a drive test is hell.
    Have you done many mock tests with zero assistance? Practice is best but you cant really create the test atmosphere, it can get very nervy. With good practice, you can do the manouvres and most of your driving in auto pilot though. Best thing to do is take the test first thing in the morning rather than afternoon, where you'll have the whole day sweating on your test. If you're quite comfortable with all your manouvres and general driving, just go for your test. If you fail, the experience will surely help you next time round. Most ppl I know have had at least two shots at it, some 4+. Remeber mirros mirrors mirrors, soo many ppl get minors and fail cuz of mirrors. I didnt tell ANYONE i was going to have my test, that put less pressure on me so you might want to do the same. Good luck!

    (Original post by tiny_nina)
    omg.... driving is well scary!!!! i have had like 5 lessons and i hate it
    plus i dont like my driving instructor he makes me sit on a cushion cause im too short aparently? i dont get it im learning in a micra!!
    My tip is get a nice instructor, mine shouts at me... oo and book in advance cause they get well booked up.
    Change your instructor, you'll be wasting £££ with him, it will take you longer and frustrate you. Dont be afraid, you are paying good money!
    I hated if even after 10/12 lessons, stick with it and it'll become easier.
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    Sian, and all other worriers, don't! (Worry). All I can say is that my seriously inept older sister managed to pass her test first time! :p: And she used to give me whip lash every time I stepped into the vehicle. If she can do it first time, anyone can. It's fine to be nervous, just give it your best shot, believe that you can be good at it, keep practising and just try to relax it. I think for some people it comes really naturally and for others you just have to make sure you put the effort in. I think when it comes down to it, practice is the most important aspect to success though. Good Luck.
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    Hehe. I'm 22 (soon to be 23) and I've not started learning yet. Not got around to it.I've been busy finishing my degree. Now that's over, I'll have to send off for my provisional.
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    Perfect time to start learning at that age, you'll get super-cheap insurance when you pass!
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    Im petrified of learning to drive and ive been 18 for a while!

    my boyfriend past his test in march and got a car a month ago so hes been driving me about..

    although hes still not used to the car! the other day we were at a busy roundabout behind a learner, the learner pulled out really smoothly and all, and my boyfriend bloody stalled the car! lmao!! Just proves, even tho u pass ur test, ur still not perfect!

    but im deff not goin to drive for many years, i worry that i would hear the instructor because my deaf ear would be facing them.
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    Thanks for your contributions everyone I have my first lesson booked for this Thursday at 9.30am (damn, I have to actually get up before 12!). Instructor sounded really nice on the phone.
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    Remember, if you crash, the world is over.
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    (Original post by -Sian-)
    Thanks for your contributions everyone I have my first lesson booked for this Thursday at 9.30am (damn, I have to actually get up before 12!). Instructor sounded really nice on the phone.
    Good luck! I was petrified when I had my first lesson, but it was really simple and the instructor permanently had his feet hovering near the dual controls so I felt completely safe. I know everyone says it and its hard to believe, but it will be fine, and you'll be looking forward to your second lesson when you've finished!
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    Oh, I wanna drive...
 
 
 

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