my theory is on the 8th! this friday!! ahh
Is it just me or does anybody think that you should be able to take the manouevers part and the actual driving part of the practical test seperately??
That way if you fail one part you can just retake that part.
So far i have proved that i can do manouevers to test standard and drive to test standard...on two different tests.
Wish i could just combine them! Test waiting times would be alot quicker considering doing the manouevers takes about 8 mins.
Gah! Just failed my first practical test. Hey kids, when taking the third exit - don't get too close to the roundabout.
Makes me angry, as I'm generally a good driver (no manoeuvre faults, and only two minors!) - but I make stupid mistakes due to nerves. I've had 42 lessons now, so I'm really feeling guilty about the money it's costing. Plus I want to pass before the end of September, so I can probably get one more test in first.
2nd Lesson on Saturday, hoping to start maneuvres, might spend one more on general driving though.
Will start studying for theory soon too
I booked my test yesterday for the 24th of September. Had 2 hours of lessons today (bringing my total to 14 hours) and everything seems to be going well. Just did my last maneuver and have been practicing all the others. Only one I have any trouble with is I have trouble working out how far from the kerb the front of the car is during TITR, so I tend to stop too early. I manage to get it back on the second point each time though.
Ahhh the RRC is really annoying me. I seem to be able to get it right most of the time, but the trouble is I don't really stick to a set way of doing it. Normally, I just look in the left mirror and back window to gauge where I am in relation to the kerb, I then adjust the steering accordingly in order to make sure I am turning into the side road parrallel and close enough to the kerb.
However, my instructor said to reverse back in a straight line until the corner of the kerb appears half way down the back left window. When it does, turn the steering wheel 180 degrees and go round before straightening up.
I'm not sure which method to use. If I use my way I risk looking in the left mirror to much, but if I use my instructors way surely it won't work with every corner????
Anyone got any advice???
EDIT: Also, should I indicate when pulling off and in if there are no vehicles/pedestrians around?