The Ultimate "I failed my driving test!" Thread ‎-MK II Watch

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Keep going guys!! I passed third time. Learn from your mistakes and persevere
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Failed first car attempt, clean sheet bar the thing that failed on, a right trun...
I know the fault though, I knew as it happened!
Just ironic considering that I am a motorcyclist, and have been for 6 years!

Due to uni scheduling and work, may be next year before re-take, but I've no issue with winter riding.

Edit: Retest booked for Oct. Week before bike theory.
Note to self: when in wrong lane on empty roundabout, don't indicate and switch lanes. Exit as your lane dictates and turn around on a side street...
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2 serious 5 minors what a nightmare!! got 1 serious for driving too close to parked cars and another for swinging out too wide at a junction oopson a positive note my 3 point turn was great, I'm booked in again for September
the best feeling ever is to be able to say that I passed today after my disasterous first test in July. really a lot of it just comes down to luck on the day and how generous the examiner feels. I got reverse around a corner today and it was terrifying but I did it!
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I just wanted to share a positive story here, not intended as a brag in the slightest.I passed my test today at the second time of asking, my first test was in 2007 and after getting 2 majors and 2 minors I stupidly gave up on it. I suffer from anxiety and the stress and sickness leading up to the test took its toll on me and I couldn't convince myself to do it again. Fast forward 10 years and a marriage, child and impending divorce later I HAD to pass this damn test if I wanted to be the best father I could be as my wife took him 45 minutes away (4 hour public transport round trip).I took 14 hours of tuition in 17 days and had my test at 1.25 today in Reading. Nervous doesn't begin to cover it! Luckily I had the most amazing examiner, he tried everything to put me at ease, was chatty in traffic let me get on with it when near hazards. At one end point on independent driving I had to turn right at at junction, saw a car in the distance from the right and decided I had plenty of time to make the turn, as I turned though I realised how fast the approaching car was going, and pretty much flooredit to clear the junction. I was sure I failed, and I visibly slumped in the chair. He pulled me over a minute later and said "what that **** in the Mercedes, the one that was speeding of you had to speed up to clear the junction which you did, nothing wrong there, keep going and you'll be fine.
He tried to give me some subtle advice which I ignored (only a minor), and even guided me in pulling over to end the test.
He explained I was overly cautious at times but was a safe Driver so no majors and 6 minors.
So for every horror story of unfair fails and demon instructors, some of those guys are genuinely great and really want you to pass and will help you overcome he nerves.
Good luck out there and don't leave it 10 years like me
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Had lessons with instructor for 30 hours then bought my own car to practise with different people so far I have driven at least 110 hours around 3,000 miles including load of driving at evening time seen other's car chased by police car, drunk driving etc, who nearly crashed to mine. I believe my driving is fine however have failed my test three times so far.

First time two dangers. I drove too close to a parked car. The examiner grabbed the steering wheel when I was passing the car. This affected me lot. Later I was stopped by the examiner during reverse parallel parking. He thought I didnt reverse enough before turning left which will cause collision to the left car if I continued the manoeuvre. I reckoned I may parked a bit too close to the left car.

Second time three serious. I didnt realise I was driving on a parking lane after a bus-stop. I also parked too far from the kerb as told by the examiner in the end. I did remember I may put the reference wrong due to the leaf shadow and sunshine reflection. I was also told by the examiner that I moved off too slow behind parked car which caused a car in far distance slow down.

Third time still two serious. I forgot to position my car on the right when turning right at the end of one way street. I didnt slow down when approaching puffin crossing as I didnt notice pedestrian standing on other side of road due to busy oncoming traffic. The green light suddenly changed to amber. I decided not driving through amber as I found no car behind me. I slammed the brake to stop the car before the solid line, like an emergence stop.
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I’ve failed twice now never been so pissed off, been such a huge knock on my confidence

First time I had 3 minors and the serious was a lolipop man waiting but not really indicating for me to stop so the examiner stopped the car for me. I was extremely nervous and the nerves overwhelmed me.

The second time I also had 3 minors. The serious I made was when I was 5 minutes from finishing and stalled as I left a roundabout cause I didn’t go into first gear from second after stopping. Instead of nerves and being overwhelmed I am now left with plain anger.

Trying to convince myself driving is the worst thing so I don’t feel too bad about failing but it would’ve made my life so much easier 😩😩😩
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I’ve failed twice now never been so pissed off, been such a huge knock on my confidence

First time I had 3 minors and the serious was a lolipop man waiting but not really indicating for me to stop so the examiner stopped the car for me. I was extremely nervous and the nerves overwhelmed me.

The second time I also had 3 minors. The serious I made was when I was 5 minutes from finishing and stalled as I left a roundabout cause I didn’t go into first gear from second after stopping. Instead of nerves and being overwhelmed I am now left with plain anger.

Trying to convince myself driving is the worst thing so I don’t feel too bad about failing but it would’ve made my life so much easier 😩😩😩
Brush those failures off and look at the positive, you failed due to sloppy mistakes, which can easily be rectified by controlling your nerves

Get your test booked and smash it on your third attempt.
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Anyone gonna be taking their test after the new changes in December? I've got mine booked for the 5h of december was wondering if i made the right choice in booking it to sit the new test.
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Brush those failures off and look at the positive, you failed due to sloppy mistakes, which can easily be rectified by controlling your nerves

Get your test booked and smash it on your third attempt.
I’ve booked it for the 5th December the day after the new test starts and the thought of driving is just annoying lol cause now I have to learn a new manoeuvre
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Anyone gonna be taking their test after the new changes in December? I've got mine booked for the 5h of december was wondering if i made the right choice in booking it to sit the new test.
I suppose if you’ve failed before it’s a fresh start?
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I’ve booked it for the 5th December the day after the new test starts and the thought of driving is just annoying lol cause now I have to learn a new manoeuvre
But they're things you'll find useful in every day life. You shouldn't be thinking of them just as "new manoeuvres" as it's additional skills you will need once you pass.

The only new manoeuvres are driving into a bay and reversing out - which most people do when they park, so you'll need to practise this - and reversing in a straight line.

You'll then need to answer a question whilst driving - and you probably do this anyway, to talk to your instructor. The independent driving part is longer, and you'll probably need to be able to follow a sat nav, but it's still not a problem if you go the wrong way as long as you do it safely. So you can essentially just go wherever you want and still be able to pass.
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But they're things you'll find useful in every day life. You shouldn't be thinking of them just as "new manoeuvres" as it's additional skills you will need once you pass.

The only new manoeuvres are driving into a bay and reversing out - which most people do when they park, so you'll need to practise this - and reversing in a straight line.

You'll then need to answer a question whilst driving - and you probably do this anyway, to talk to your instructor. The independent driving part is longer, and you'll probably need to be able to follow a sat nav, but it's still not a problem if you go the wrong way as long as you do it safely. So you can essentially just go wherever you want and still be able to pass.
I think cause I’ve never liked the instructor that taught me it’s put me off driving a bit and now I have to find a new driving instructor just for the manoeuvre 😂😭 I drive with family in free time which helps a lot especially when going shopping with parking etc
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I think cause I’ve never liked the instructor that taught me it’s put me off driving a bit and now I have to find a new driving instructor just for the manoeuvre 😂😭 I drive with family in free time which helps a lot especially when going shopping with parking etc
But if you can do all the other bits, there's no reason you can't practise these new bits with your family. Next time you park, drive in and reverse out. There! You've learnt one of the new manoeuvres. If you find a quiet bit of carpark and reverse for 2 car lengths, you've then learnt the other. Pick some different shops to go to and programme a satnav (bearing in mind that if you use a mobile phone as a satnav it should be in a suitable cradle or holder) and you've even practised that bit.
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But they're things you'll find useful in every day life. You shouldn't be thinking of them just as "new manoeuvres" as it's additional skills you will need once you pass.

The only new manoeuvres are driving into a bay and reversing out - which most people do when they park, so you'll need to practise this - and reversing in a straight line.

You'll then need to answer a question whilst driving - and you probably do this anyway, to talk to your instructor. The independent driving part is longer, and you'll probably need to be able to follow a sat nav, but it's still not a problem if you go the wrong way as long as you do it safely. So you can essentially just go wherever you want and still be able to pass.
If you follow the sat nav into the river (which according to the sat nav is a road), does it count as a pass or fail?
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But if you can do all the other bits, there's no reason you can't practise these new bits with your family. Next time you park, drive in and reverse out. There! You've learnt one of the new manoeuvres. If you find a quiet bit of carpark and reverse for 2 car lengths, you've then learnt the other. Pick some different shops to go to and programme a satnav (bearing in mind that if you use a mobile phone as a satnav it should be in a suitable cradle or holder) and you've even practised that bit.
That’s quite true, would save me a lot of money on lessons as well. I plan on driving to sixth form with my mum and then she’ll take the car home so it gives me that extra practice
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If you follow the sat nav into the river (which according to the sat nav is a road), does it count as a pass or fail?
That would be a fail, since you've not done a safe route :facepalm:
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That would be a fail, since you've not done a safe route :facepalm:
But if it's what the sat nav tells you to do, and you follow it..
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Hey everyone! :wavey:

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