Larna14
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As sod's law would dictate the time they decide to finally resurface all the roads in my area is right when I have my test date. There are advisory 20 MPH speed limit signs up along long sections of rural B road and chippings have been put down recently along the road, with there being no road markings. They aren't completely fresh, they've been down for 4 or 5 days and they aren't fully embedded yet. The question I need to know is do I follow the 20 MPH advisory limit seeing as there are still loose chippings, or do I have to pick up the pace a bit? If I was driving outwith a test I'd be doing around 30-40 on this road with the current surface. But I really don't know if follow the advisory limit when there is still a loose surface is necessary in the eyes of the examiner or not.

(My test is tomorrow... Yeah, great timing writing this up on my part I know)
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Follow the advisory speed limits. The risk you take if you don't is that the examiner will fail you. Drive like a cautious (but not too cautious) granny for your driving test.
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Yeah you could make it really clear that your observation and awareness are on point by saying 'oooh Advisory Speed Limit - I'm going to follow that' out loud.

The way you drive on a test isn't necessarily have to be exactly the same way as you would when you're out on your own.
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Are you sure they are advisory, if they are in a red ring they’re mandatory and then there is no doubt to follow them. I don’t think you will be failed for following an advisory limit, but of course others may drive like idiots to overtake you. If you have a driving instructor I would also get some advice from them.
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I'd follow the signage and respond to the environment, As Joinedup said I'd just say out loud what I was doing to eliminate any doubt for the examiner that it isn't hesitation, it's an educated choice based on observed signage and conditions.
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