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    (Original post by ohhello92x)
    I passed my theory test on Thursday

    My instructor reckons I'll be ready to do my practical around August time


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    Well done!

    What score did you get?
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    (Original post by ohhello92x)
    I passed my theory test on Thursday

    My instructor reckons I'll be ready to do my practical around August time


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    Well done! keep us up to date with how your lessons go! Best of luck with your driving xx

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    Just back from a lesson. Done basic town driving which wasn't fun but good practice since there was a lot of stopping and starting due to heavy traffic caused by temp traffic lights. I also did the 3 point turn for the first time ever and didn't muck it up so I'm chuffed its really bright outside today though and its triggered my migraine a bit again I just got rid of it, well most of it yesterday and now its back a bit

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    Well done!

    What score did you get?
    Thanks
    For the multiple choice I got bang on 43 and hazard perception I think I got 46


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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Well done! keep us up to date with how your lessons go! Best of luck with your driving xx

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    Thanks

    Will do, mainly focusing on the manuvors now xx


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    (Original post by ohhello92x)
    Thanks

    Will do, mainly focusing on the manuvors now xx


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    I done maneuvers today for the first time. Took to them better than I thought I would! Still mucking up a lot with the clutch though
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Just back from a lesson. Done basic town driving which wasn't fun but good practice since there was a lot of stopping and starting due to heavy traffic caused by temp traffic lights. I also did the 3 point turn for the first time ever and didn't muck it up so I'm chuffed its really bright outside today though and its triggered my migraine a bit again I just got rid of it, well most of it yesterday and now its back a bit

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    That's good

    Had a lesson earlier, and somehow managed to stall like 3 times before I left my road, not entirely sure what happened there but it hasn't happened to me before where I stall at the start :lol:

    Aw hope it goes soon


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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    I done maneuvers today for the first time. Took to them better than I thought I would! Still mucking up a lot with the clutch though
    Aw you'll get used to it soon

    Even now with the reverse round the corner I still mess up a bit


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    I've had 24 hours worth of lessons but my instructor says I'll need 20 more, I know I'm not that bad of a driver and she hasn't really explained to me a plan and why she thinks it would take that long, any advice? You reckon I should try with someone else? I don't really like her car either, it's really touchy and I think she keeps pressing the clutch down for me, stressing me out whether or not to stay with her... Help!
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    (Original post by ohhello92x)
    That's good

    Had a lesson earlier, and somehow managed to stall like 3 times before I left my road, not entirely sure what happened there but it hasn't happened to me before where I stall at the start :lol:

    Aw hope it goes soon


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    I think I stalled twice today. That's a new record for me just noticed your theory score. You done really similar to me. I got 44/50 for the questions and 56 or 57 I think it was for HP. My mind went blank during the questions. I was sure I had failed. Burst out crying when I was told I passed

    Thanks migraines bloody suck

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    most difficult maneuver is left reverse, i swear i'll snap my neck doing that some day >.> ._.
    easiest is bay parking by far literally go slow and maneuvers are all super easy just remember what to do, i find difficulty however in changing gears from higher to lower when turning into a minor road .-. don't know why though
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    I haven't learned bay reverse because it won't come up on my test since the test centre don't own the car park so they can't ask me to do that apparently.
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    I think I stalled twice today. That's a new record for me just noticed your theory score. You done really similar to me. I got 44/50 for the questions and 56 or 57 I think it was for HP. My mind went blank during the questions. I was sure I had failed. Burst out crying when I was told I passed

    Thanks migraines bloody suck

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    Aw that's good it's such a relief now I've got my theory out of the way , can't wait to pass my practical

    You're welcome

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    (Original post by rayquaza17)
    I haven't learned bay reverse because it won't come up on my test since the test centre don't own the car park so they can't ask me to do that apparently.
    Oh really? But shouldn't your instructor teach you it anyway for when you do have to reverse into a parked space?


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    (Original post by thefatone)
    most difficult maneuver is left reverse, i swear i'll snap my neck doing that some day >.> ._.
    easiest is bay parking by far literally go slow and maneuvers are all super easy just remember what to do, i find difficulty however in changing gears from higher to lower when turning into a minor road .-. don't know why though
    THIS, esp going from liek 3rd gear to second and braking and **** its long af, rip
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    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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    i have exactly the same issues! my clutch control is awful and always stall. managed to pull of in 2nd/3rd gear once (cant remember which it was) however my emergency stop was on point
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    (Original post by GeorgeAndLennie)
    THIS, esp going from liek 3rd gear to second and braking and **** its long af, rip
    ok so while i was practising during lesson i found out that if you slow down to almost the speed at which you change gears and you have a fast brain then you can do it more fluidly.

    So from 3rd slow down to about 15-18mph then change gear then drive the car, don't let the car changing gear slow it down for you because it feels weird and it's like a forced slowing down...
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    Had my 3rd lesson today. Instructor told me put it in 3rd going round this bend on a tight road. I am driving blind in one eye and sort of got overwhelmed trying to do it and not drift over other side of road. It was all ok but i didnt feel in control tbh.

    Obviously not done much having 3 lessons so cant comment. Next lesson he's gonna have me drive home (Roundabouts n traffic lights etc)
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    (Original post by Betelgeuse-)
    Had my 3rd lesson today. Instructor told me put it in 3rd going round this bend on a tight road. I am driving blind in one eye and sort of got overwhelmed trying to do it and not drift over other side of road. It was all ok but i didnt feel in control tbh.

    Obviously not done much having 3 lessons so cant comment. Next lesson he's gonna have me drive home (Roundabouts n traffic lights etc)
    You'll get used to what feels right for you, and there's nothing wrong with saying to your instructor that at this stage you'd rather take it a little slower, perhaps in 2nd for a little bit more until you feel you have more control over it... I'd be surprised if he kept forcing you to do it in 3rd on a tight road at this stage!

    Good luck with your next lesson! I always found driving home the best bit, because that was when the lesson would be all me driving, rather than my instructor driving off, us switching round, me driving, us switching round, him driving back!!
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    (Original post by Betelgeuse-)
    Had my 3rd lesson today. Instructor told me put it in 3rd going round this bend on a tight road. I am driving blind in one eye and sort of got overwhelmed trying to do it and not drift over other side of road. It was all ok but i didnt feel in control tbh.

    Obviously not done much having 3 lessons so cant comment. Next lesson he's gonna have me drive home (Roundabouts n traffic lights etc)
    Good luck with your next lesson and keep us updated with how you get on with your driving. A lot of learner find roundabouts difficult. I'm not a fan of them but I hate stopping at traffic lights more than going round a roundabout. I'm always scared I'll stall at the traffic lights and people behind will beep their horns at me and that'll only fluster me more
 
 
 
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