Things you struggle with mostly while learning to drive Watch

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Stalling. I drove home from school today and stalled like 3 times in a row at a busy roundabout even though I never usually do! Ugh it's knocked my confidence so bad, maybe i just had a bad day.
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she was creeping at a roundabout (slowly), and way before she had got the white line, the examiner hit the brakes . Her instructor isn't happy about it.
Oh no! That's not good !


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Another lesson down.
Seem to be a lot better on the breaking - still at war with the clutch when breaking by the looks of things (although I did stop successfully a lot more than previously). He had me reversing into a parking bay as well which went quite well (although it's awful judging how far the kerb is from your back wheel).
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Another lesson down.
Seem to be a lot better on the breaking - still at war with the clutch when breaking by the looks of things (although I did stop successfully a lot more than previously). He had me reversing into a parking bay as well which went quite well (although it's awful judging how far the kerb is from your back wheel).
Ah that's good


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Another lesson down.
Seem to be a lot better on the breaking - still at war with the clutch when breaking by the looks of things (although I did stop successfully a lot more than previously). He had me reversing into a parking bay as well which went quite well (although it's awful judging how far the kerb is from your back wheel).
That's good that you're making progress. In terms of braking, put the clutch down just when you're about to stop and roll it into 1st gear before you've actually stopped, that also helps to not forget what gear you're in try and move off in 3rd, lol
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Meeting & approaching on narrow roads when you have parked cars on one or both sides. Sometimes I struggle with judgment & stuff in them situations, that's definitely my main achilles heel. Plus generally I need to be more confident behind the wheel & always keep concentration.
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Guys I've finally passed my driving test today with 6 minors! Such a relief πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ» πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»


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Guys I've finally passed my driving test today with 6 minors! Such a relief πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ» πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»


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Congratulations!!!! Over the moon for you :hugs:

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Thanks you :hugs:!
Can't believe I passed part of me thought I had failed but oh well



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The fact that she's changed her car 4 times
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Considering changing my test to a later date as I don't feel ready. My test is in about 2 weeks and haven't had many lessons due to going back to uni and falling really ill (I still am ill).

But the next available date is in the middle of December not sure what to do.
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Considering changing my test to a later date as I don't feel ready. My test is in about 2 weeks and haven't had many lessons due to going back to uni and falling really ill (I still am ill).

But the next available date is in the middle of December not sure what to do.
Aw bless. Well do what you is best


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so after a year out of lessons due to my health, i'm now back at driving lessons. I had my first lesson today and it was with a new instructor. I made a thread like this last year when i first started and thought i'd make another

i think back then, gears were my biggest hurdle. Now its definitely the clutch and acceleration. I either don't rev enough or i don't lift the clutch up in time or all that jazz. Stalled 3 times today and all at busy junctions after a year out though, i was expecting it. Not a lover of reversing either. I can reverse perfectly in a straight line but that's it!

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congratulations on 11 gems!! :2012:
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Aw bless. Well do what you is best


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Congratulations on passing btw!

I think I am going to change it and look for cancellations, its on the 24th of this month so not too long to go but I don't feel ready.
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Congratulations on passing btw!

I think I am going to change it and look for cancellations, its on the 24th of this month so not too long to go but I don't feel ready.
Thank you !

Ah fair enough


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A problem I have which I think is specific to me is that when I take one hand off the wheel to change gears, I start drifting even if I focus on the road. It's so annoying and I can't help it a lot.
Even worse, sometimes when I'm changing gears am not sure if I'm in 3rd, 4th, neutral or what and I panic and then stall - it happens rarely though, but if I make this mistake it knocks my confidence and I continue making other stupid mistakes.
I'm pretty much that person everyone looks at to feel better about themselves.
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I decided that two weeks wasn't going to be enough, so changed my driving test.

It's now in the middle of December, which gives me a month and a half to get ready for it. I think I'll go back to doing weekly lessons as well.


Anyone else have their test coming up?
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I decided that two weeks wasn't going to be enough, so changed my driving test.

It's now in the middle of December, which gives me a month and a half to get ready for it. I think I'll go back to doing weekly lessons as well.


Anyone else have their test coming up?
Aw fair enough


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My driving instructor just got a new car and I hate it so much, I want to cry every time I have a lesson lol

Hill starts and stops are honestly my worst enemy, I have no idea what I'm doing and end up panicking and stalling
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