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    (Original post by mobbsy91)

    I did it in my instructor's car, as I went with my instructor, it had the mirror and stuff already there for the examiner... We took it for a car wash before hand anyway, but the interior was also very clean...
    I was going to say I thought you could only do it in a car with dual controls, but according to gov.uk you only need dual controls in a hire car? I don't get why it makes a difference?
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    (Original post by rayquaza17)
    I was going to say I thought you could only do it in a car with dual controls, but according to gov.uk you only need dual controls in a hire car? I don't get why it makes a difference?
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    Had a great driving lesson today. We just done driving today and it was a mix of country roads, one way streeys, bypasses and roundabouts and today was the least my instructor has directed me. She let me choose most of the routes and I didn't stall as much as usual either
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    Looking up available spaces for my driving test and the soonest I can get is 11th Aug so I'll probably just end up going for that date or the 12th tomorrow when I book it. What time would you say is the best to sit your test? I have found tests available at 8 in the morning and the latest available so far is 2:37pm and there are some times in between.
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Looking up available spaces for my driving test and the soonest I can get is 11th Aug so I'll probably just end up going for that date of the 12th tomorrow when I book it. What time would you say is the best to sit your test? I have found tests available at 8 in the morning and the latest available so far is 2:37pm and there are some times in between.
    Depends on your area really... For my area, about 10.34 or something like that was the prime time to take the test!!
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Looking up available spaces for my driving test and the soonest I can get is 11th Aug so I'll probably just end up going for that date or the 12th tomorrow when I book it. What time would you say is the best to sit your test? I have found tests available at 8 in the morning and the latest available so far is 2:37pm and there are some times in between.
    I booked mine for 2.05pm, only because I didn't really want my test really really early plus I wanted to be more awake for when I do my practical, plus my instructor said I'll do an hour with him before the test so yeah

    And with times, I think it depends on the area where you'll be sitting your test I think, might be wrong there

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    (Original post by ohhello92x)
    I booked mine for 2.05pm, only because I didn't really want my test really really early plus I wanted to be more awake for when I do my practical, plus my instructor said I'll do an hour with him before the test so yeah

    And with times, I think it depends on the area where you'll be sitting your test I think, might be wrong there

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    You're not wrong! Some centres locations have quieter times at different times to other centres...
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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    Looking up available spaces for my driving test and the soonest I can get is 11th Aug so I'll probably just end up going for that date or the 12th tomorrow when I book it. What time would you say is the best to sit your test? I have found tests available at 8 in the morning and the latest available so far is 2:37pm and there are some times in between.
    Ask your instructor what time they think is the best! But tbh 8am is very early!
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    You're not wrong! Some centres locations have quieter times at different times to other centres...
    Ah ok cool
    My instructor seemed cool with the time I've got, partly because my test is a few weeks in of the summer holidays so obviously no schools are open..


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    (Original post by ohhello92x)
    Ah ok cool
    My instructor seemed cool with the time I've got, partly because my test is a few weeks in of the summer holidays so obviously no schools are open..


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    Ahh yeh! I literally went with what my instructor told me to, as you've kinda got to assume they know what they're talking about... Unless they're one of those money stealing instructors who hope you fail every time xD
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Ahh yeh! I literally went with what my instructor told me to, as you've kinda got to assume they know what they're talking about... Unless they're one of those money stealing instructors who hope you fail every time xD
    Yeah exactly! My instructor told me to book it for August as I'm working on my manoeuvres so kinda have to know what he's talking about


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    (Original post by ohhello92x)
    Yeah exactly! My instructor told me to book it for August as I'm working on my manoeuvres so kinda have to know what he's talking about


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    Yeh! I was fortunate that my sister used the same instructor before me after she'd moved from one previously. She's older than me, so had him before me, so I could see how much she'd improved with him, she passed first time despite all odds, and he was really good... So I could trust him knowing he'd do a great job...

    Manoeuvres imo are good to get right, mainly because, just a small **** up in it, and that can kinda screw your test, but it's such a small part of driving to get failed on... Lots of practice :yy: And don't worry about them, it wasn't until about 2 days before my test that I could do parallel park and stuff, and on the morning of my test, when my instructor got me to do each once or twice, I think I cocked each of them up majorly... Only in my test did I do it right!! Now, I'm perfect at them all of course
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    This'll probably sound silly but I find it difficult figuring out how much steering to do when turning into different roads...At the start of my lesson I ended up in the other lane, nearly hitting an approaching car...then I started steering extra and I ended up hitting the kerb...I feel like such a reckless driver :lol:
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    Knowing my left and right (no joke) and who to give way to at roundabouts, so driving an ambulance is going to be interesting to say the least! (Just to add, i've been driving for 8 years):eek:
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    (Original post by Biryani007)
    This'll probably sound silly but I find it difficult figuring out how much steering to do when turning into different roads...At the start of my lesson I ended up in the other lane, nearly hitting an approaching car...then I started steering extra and I ended up hitting the kerb...I feel like such a reckless driver :lol:
    Nah, that's not silly... It just takes practice to know how much the wheels will turn with the steering wheel!! It's better to think of it as turning the steering wheel is guiding the car and so you don't need to turn it too sharply generally! You'll get the hang of it!!


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    Knowing my left and right (no joke) and who to give way to at roundabouts, so driving an ambulance is going to be interesting to say the least! (Just to add, i've been driving for 8 years):eek:
    Left and rights have always been a struggle for me too!! I hated it when I got the 'take the next left' in the test... Good luck with it though!! Driving an ambulance sounds awesome
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    (Original post by ohhello92x)
    Yeah exactly! My instructor told me to book it for August as I'm working on my manoeuvres so kinda have to know what he's talking about


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    Has your instructor told you to look for cancellations? How much practice have you had on manoeuvres so far? I know I am not an instructor, but if you are already doing manoeuvres then surely you will be ready before August for your test? It is advisable to get loads of practice in and so it might be a good move to have it in August, but it's just a thought.
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    (Original post by smellybelly1991)
    Knowing my left and right (no joke) and who to give way to at roundabouts, so driving an ambulance is going to be interesting to say the least! (Just to add, i've been driving for 8 years):eek:
    I know my left and right perfectly at any point other than when driving as soon as an instructor tells me to go left or right or my partner asks what way we should go, my mind goes blank and I totally forget what's left and right

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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Nah, that's not silly... It just takes practice to know how much the wheels will turn with the steering wheel!! It's better to think of it as turning the steering wheel is guiding the car and so you don't need to turn it too sharply generally! You'll get the hang of it!!




    Left and rights have always been a struggle for me too!! I hated it when I got the 'take the next left' in the test... Good luck with it though!! Driving an ambulance sounds awesome
    I had to right R and L on my wrists for my test haha epic fail!! Its so embarrassing even now when someone tells me to take the next left..I freeze and think 'ahh Fu$k'!
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    (Original post by rayquaza17)
    Ask your instructor what time they think is the best! But tbh 8am is very early!
    (Original post by ohhello92x)
    I booked mine for 2.05pm, only because I didn't really want my test really really early plus I wanted to be more awake for when I do my practical, plus my instructor said I'll do an hour with him before the test so yeah

    And with times, I think it depends on the area where you'll be sitting your test I think, might be wrong there

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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Depends on your area really... For my area, about 10.34 or something like that was the prime time to take the test!!
    Thanks everyone for your tips I've text my instructor and she said any time between 12 and 4pm is good because then I can have an hour of practice beforehand. I'll let yous know what time I book tomorrow

    8am is waaaaay too early for me :eek:

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    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    I know my left and right perfectly at any point other than when driving as soon as an instructor tells me to go left or right or my partner asks what way we should go, my mind goes blank and I totally forget what's left and right

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    Haha aww!! I've learnt to point to the direction instead of having to say left or right (I'm known as a running joke for it..not fun!)
 
 
 
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