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    (Original post by chats)
    WRONG!
    i hope u fail now!
    :rolleyes: but i mean its being big headed, like.

    'ooh i KNOW I'M a good driver.'
    how old are you, 18? 2 years experience doesnt make you a good driver imo (i aint saying you cant do it though!)
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    I suck at driving.
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    I failed first time because some maniac came down the road at 50mph (in a 30mph limit) and so I pulled in to let him pass. Apparently that was deemed a 'serious' fault...so I failed automatically, irrespective of the fact I had only accumulated 2 minors by the end of the test. Anyway, I passed second time and have been driving for 2 years without an accident or bump in my car or anyone else's.

    Saying that though, I know someone who failed 5 times, passed on the sixth, and is an excellent driver...just got really nervous before every test.
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    1st time - i failed because I didn't see this woman on the other side of the road so examiner used dual control brakes

    2nd time - when i was doing a parallel park I didn't stop when a cyclist went passed me

    3rd time - I was going too fast at junctions apparently

    4th time - completely panicked. I even went through a red light ( I personally think it was amber) and I was told I was driving like 'a bat out of hell'
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    (Original post by johncleaner)
    4th time - completely panicked. I even went through a red light ( I personally think it was amber) and I was told I was driving like 'a bat out of hell'
    That's me when out on a regular driving lesson :cool:
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    (Original post by kikzen)
    :rolleyes: but i mean its being big headed, like.

    'ooh i KNOW I'M a good driver.'
    how old are you, 18? 2 years experience doesnt make you a good driver imo (i aint saying you cant do it though!)
    yeh i'm 18 and ive got over a years experience now. i think i am a good driver. so u dont think IF u pass you will be a good driver?
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    (Original post by johncleaner)
    1st time - i failed because I didn't see this woman on the other side of the road so examiner used dual control brakes

    2nd time - when i was doing a parallel park I didn't stop when a cyclist went passed me

    3rd time - I was going too fast at junctions apparently

    4th time - completely panicked. I even went through a red light ( I personally think it was amber) and I was told I was driving like 'a bat out of hell'
    lol sounds as if (mostly) you've been unlucky. One of my friends had a red light incident too ( he also says it was amber...I'm not convinced ). It sounds as if the last time was just nerves though, so there's still hope!
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    (Original post by chats)
    yeh i'm 18 and ive got over a years experience now. i think i am a good driver. so u dont think IF u pass you will be a good driver?
    WHEN, buddy

    nah i probably will say that but i mean in the back of my mind i know that just having a pink card that says i can drive along doesnt mean im a good driver. ask me again when im 21 and we'll see
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    (Original post by Amb1)
    Do you think there should be a limit on how many times you can take your driving test? E.g. If you fail more than 5 times you should just give up, accept you're a danger on the roads and take the bus??


    Not meaning to sound harsh btw although now I am expecting some abuse...
    I can agree with you on that point.
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    (Original post by johncleaner)
    1st time - i failed because I didn't see this woman on the other side of the road so examiner used dual control brakes

    2nd time - when i was doing a parallel park I didn't stop when a cyclist went passed me

    3rd time - I was going too fast at junctions apparently

    4th time - completely panicked. I even went through a red light ( I personally think it was amber) and I was told I was driving like 'a bat out of hell'
    LOL bat outta hell. the examiners must learn similes and metaphors because my mate was told 'ive had a smoother ride on a camel'
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    my fourth examiner ate biscuits during my test! most offputting. Then he ****ged off minis *gasp*
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    Some of the worst drivers I know passed first time, including a girl who indicates right when she means left and gets in the wrong lane on every single roundabout On the other hand, some of the best drivers I know took a few gos. Driving is a skill which can be improved on - I don't think people should be prevented from driving just because they fail a few times, because they can still learn and improve.

    There's a lot of luck involved with examiners and moods too. I failed twice, both on things that my instructor thought insignificant and always with only a couple of minors. My instructor actually filed a complaint after the second test because she said I just shouldn't have failed. On my third test just a few weeks later, I passed with 2 minors and the examiner telling me my driving "oozed experience" and that I was very confident and safe behind the wheel. Get lots of practise in, but in the end it's down to whether luck's on your side on the day
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    (Original post by johncleaner)
    my fourth examiner ate biscuits during my test! most offputting. Then he ****ged off minis *gasp*
    ...although to be fair he probably couldn't have fit in one if he tried
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    (Original post by johncleaner)
    my fourth examiner ate biscuits during my test! most offputting. Then he ****ged off minis *gasp*
    lol that really shouldnt be allowed. my instructor used to smoke but she was ok
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    Grr.. damn.. I stalled for the first time in my lesson today - was so proud of my track record.

    On the plus side, we drove down some pretty ace roads - dead wide, and rural so you could put the accelerator right down :cool:.
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    (Original post by zombie)
    Grr.. damn.. I stalled for the first time in my lesson today - was so proud of my track record.

    On the plus side, we drove down some pretty ace roads - dead wide, and rural so you could put the accelerator right down :cool:.
    You only stalled, its not the end of the world, I must of stalled about 15 times whilst learning to drive, so what?
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    My instructor used to tell me his life story in my lessons....by the time I passed I knew that his (ex) wife ran away with the next door neighbour, that he went to Sydney and broke his leg...and that he doesn't like gherkins in McDonalds burgers.
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    got my first test tomorrow... i think i'll fail though
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    (Original post by James_W)
    got my first test tomorrow... i think i'll fail though
    where are you taking it?
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    Somewhere with a 28% pass rate per annum and examiners that always seem to be striking.
 
 
 
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