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Just do it as though you're changing lanes, similar principle as you're not usually driving at an angle (I hope!). So left and then right once the kerb's in the middle-ish of your wipers, or whatever focus point you use
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oh wow thanks! that's actually really helped! I'm usuaslly fine but it's just sometimes I get a BIT close and sometimes a bit wide :blush:.
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I hate pulling up too.
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(Original post by ~Kirsty~)
I hate pulling up too.
pulling up buddies :cool:. Don't worry we'll get over it.Just like we got over all our over driving probs!
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i have a tendency to not give pedestrians in the road much space too... ahhhh....
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What's it like for people booking tests? In Newcastle there aren't any available until February! Which is a bit of a punchinthe**** because my lessons end in a few weeks time - I'll either get rusty or end up forking out a ****ing fortune for extra lessons.

Is it possible to try other local areas for tests or is it only residents within a certain geographical radius that can do the tests?
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you can do your test anywhere, just depends on which car your using ie if its an instructor one, they may not be happy with you travelling miles. I booked mine a couple of weeks ago and got a date mid december. You could keep checking for cancellations if you think your ready when your lessons end.
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(Original post by ♥♥♥)
oh wow thanks! that's actually really helped! I'm usuaslly fine but it's just sometimes I get a BIT close and sometimes a bit wide :blush:.
Keine Problem fraulein
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(Original post by ♥♥♥)
oh wow thanks! that's actually really helped! I'm usuaslly fine but it's just sometimes I get a BIT close and sometimes a bit wide :blush:.
In my test I was asked to pull up at the side and pulled in a bit too fast and brushed the curb, but I didn't get marked down for it at all, so don't worry too much about it

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What's it like for people booking tests? In Newcastle there aren't any available until February! Which is a bit of a punchinthecunt because my lessons end in a few weeks time - I'll either get rusty or end up forking out a ****ing fortune for extra lessons.

Is it possible to try other local areas for tests or is it only residents within a certain geographical radius that can do the tests?
Which test centre is that? If you go to the Longbenton test centre (routes go around Longbenton, Benton, Forest Hall, Killingworth, Jesmond, and Wallsend) then you can get booked in for December
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My test centre (Leeds) had ones free for next this week! Although i chose one for December :p:.
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My test centre (Leeds) had ones free for next this week! Although i chose one for December :p:.
Those would be the cancellations i presume!
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Well yea probably, but to be honest there were quite a few free, like about 3 on one day and 2 or 1 the next. And absoloutely loads in december!
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thats weird, the wait time for my test would have been a few weeks longer in Barnsley, than Edinburgh.
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I should be put onto my parents insurance So when I go home Ill still be able to drive and I wont forget everything - yay!
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My test centre (Leeds) had ones free for next this week! Although i chose one for December
Which test centre in Leeds is it? Harehills?
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Yea Harehills.
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Not meaning to be the bringer of bad news, but the pass rate is (20percent). The lowest in the country. Anyway good luck with it.


By the way it is true the DSA have a quota...
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they dont for sucks fake! :p:
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Not meaning to be the bringer of bad news, but the pass rate is (20percent). The lowest in the country. Anyway good luck with it.


By the way it is true the DSA have a quota...
At the end of the day if you are good enough to pass then they have no choice but to pass you, they can't just get to Thursday morning, see that they have passed the required number of people that week and decide to fail everyone for the next two days, that's ridiculous. If what you're saying is true then why would they even allow people to take tests at the end of the week? If you were passing 90% of candidates then yes, you would probably be checked up on, but equally if you were failing 90% of candidates on Thursday/Friday/Saturdays then I'd imagine there'd be some inquiries as well.

Think about how many reasons you can genuinely fail your test for which seem quite insignificant (for example not looking up and down the road before you reverse in a turn in the road, something that takes a second) and I find it hard to believe that they have to invent reasons to fail people as well, just because they've reached their 'quota'. All this conspiracy talk really doesn't help anyone.
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Ermm so explain the DSA Quality Assurance process, meaning that any examiner at the test centre has to be in ten percent(pass fail rate) of the chief examiner at that centre.

How do you like them apples?
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