Today I had my first ever driving test after 40 hours of driving lessons and no private practice and unfortunately I have failed. I'm a little annoyed about it, but I feel that I'll learn from my mistakes so I'll be able to avoid them in the future.
I was pretty confident at first and I answered the 'Show me, tell me' questions with ease. My examiner then told me to do a Reverse Bay Park, which was the only thing I didn't practice an hour before the test. I screwed up the Bay Park, parking in the middle of two spaces, as I lost focus by the driving instructors watching me in the DVLA building in front and messing up my reference point. That's when I got the major.
After a while, the examiner told me to stop trying to maneuver and then headed out of the building. I had 14 minors afterwards which was bad and I'll list them here:
1 x gears
2 x parking brake
2 x move off safety
2 x move off control
2 x signals correctly
2 x road markings
4 x undue hesitation
Part of these were mainly due to really bad external events such as an emergency ambulance speeding past, but I couldn't believe I got so many faults, especially with undue hesitation. I think messing up with the reverse bay park and knowing that I already failed before leaving the test centre is probably a big factor.
My next test is 3 months from now so hopefully I'll be fine for then!
Please do share your experiences on how you did on your driving test.
Failed 1st Driving Test (Before leaving the Test Centre) - My Experience Watch
- Thread Starter
- 11-04-2016 18:50
- 11-04-2016 18:54
8 minors, can't remember what they were though. I don't drive anything like I did for my test now though.