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Perfect drive throughout the test with no minors, then a taxi pulls out in front of me at a roundabout causing both of us to slow down and me to fail. Slightly annoying
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Perfect drive throughout the test with no minors, then a taxi pulls out in front of me at a roundabout causing both of us to slow down and me to fail. Slightly annoying
Okay. What's your question?
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Perfect drive throughout the test with no minors, then a taxi pulls out in front of me at a roundabout causing both of us to slow down and me to fail. Slightly annoying
If I understand this correctly, you were already on the roundabout when the taxi came out into the roundabout right in front of you?
Sounds like you weren’t indicating correctly which led the taxi driver to believe that you were leaving the roundabout when you weren’t.
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If I understand this correctly, you were already on the roundabout when the taxi came out into the roundabout right in front of you?
Sounds like you weren’t indicating correctly which led the taxi driver to believe that you were leaving the roundabout when you weren’t.
A similar thing happened to me. I was driving back to the centre and was waiting to go onto a big roundabout. There was a car coming but he was really far away, going slowly, and indicating to come off. So I indicated and went on and as soon as I started committing the slow indicating car turned off his indicator and sped up a lot. Because I couldn’t stop now I had to go onto the round about and he slowed because of it and I failed. It wasn’t fair, but apparently I should have predicted that he’d change his mind despite having absolutely no sign that he wasn’t going to turn off. It’s a joke but you can’t change it, just rebook and try again.
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A similar thing happened to me. I was driving back to the centre and was waiting to go onto a big roundabout. There was a car coming but he was really far away, going slowly, and indicating to come off. So I indicated and went on and as soon as I started committing the slow indicating car turned off his indicator and sped up a lot. Because I couldn’t stop now I had to go onto the round about and he slowed because of it and I failed. It wasn’t fair, but apparently I should have predicted that he’d change his mind despite having absolutely no sign that he wasn’t going to turn off. It’s a joke but you can’t change it, just rebook and try again.
I’ve always been taught to not trust anybody on the road. If you have enough time to safely go out of a junction or onto a roundabout in front of another car (with enough space between you) regardless of what they will do then you are safe. Otherwise wait for them to pass/turn into a junction/get off the roundabout before you proceed.
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I’ve always been taught to not trust anybody on the road. If you have enough time to safely go out of a junction or onto a roundabout in front of another car (with enough space between you) regardless of what they will do then you are safe. Otherwise wait for them to pass/turn into a junction/get off the roundabout before you proceed.
This ^^^. The examiner is assessing your "road sense" and the ability to read the traffic as well as the basic mirror, signal, maneuver stuff. Your job as a drive is both to do “the right thing” yourself, and also allow enough maneuvering time and space to still be safe when other people c**k up, which I can guarantee they will with great regularity.
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[QUOTE=Domainski;95554124]If I understand this correctly, you were already on the roundabout when the taxi came out into the roundabout right in front of you?
Sounds like you weren’t indicating correctly which led the taxi driver to believe that you were leaving the roundabout when you

i was indicating and the dim wit taxi driver still pulled out in front of me, if he had any sense to learn the rules of the road he’d be doing a better job than being a taxi driver
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i was indicating and the dim wit taxi driver still pulled out in front of me, if he had any sense to learn the rules of the road he’d be doing a better job than being a taxi driver
What did the examiner say about this?
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(Original post by Domainski)
If I understand this correctly, you were already on the roundabout when the taxi came out into the roundabout right in front of you?
Sounds like you weren’t indicating correctly which led the taxi driver to believe that you were leaving the roundabout when you

i was indicating and the dim wit taxi driver still pulled out in front of me, if he had any sense to learn the rules of the road he’d be doing a better job than being a taxi driver
It's not the taxi drivers problem that your observation skills are lacking. If you failed the test then you didn't appropriately handle the situation..

TheDE would you agree?
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What did the examiner say about this?
she said i caused him to brake which is a serious fault which is ********
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A similar thing happened to me. I was driving back to the centre and was waiting to go onto a big roundabout. There was a car coming but he was really far away, going slowly, and indicating to come off. So I indicated and went on and as soon as I started committing the slow indicating car turned off his indicator and sped up a lot. Because I couldn’t stop now I had to go onto the round about and he slowed because of it and I failed. It wasn’t fair, but apparently I should have predicted that he’d change his mind despite having absolutely no sign that he wasn’t going to turn off. It’s a joke but you can’t change it, just rebook and try again.
Yeh there are situations where you can do nothing and will basically get a fail in an exam due to pure chance.

I've had people literally wait till the last second to indicate and pull with about 5 feet distance in the past, people will just get an auto fail for that because it is the easy decision for the examiner. Some people are real ahats on the road and in real life you'd have a moan at them and go on, there's nothing you can do in this situation OP other than rebook, its like going up against the CCP you aren't gonna win.
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she said i caused him to brake which is a serious fault which is ********
Welp, can’t argue with that since I wasn’t there. You’ve got some useful advice in this thread already so all that’s left is to wish you luck next time 👍 You will meet plenty of such taxi drivers on the roads after you get your driving license.
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Welp, can’t argue with that since I wasn’t there. You’ve got some useful advice in this thread already so all that’s left is to wish you luck next time 👍 You will meet plenty of such taxi drivers on the roads after you get your driving license.
cheers mate i’ll make sure to make taxi drivers life hell while i’m waiting
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Yeh there are situations where you can do nothing and will basically get a fail in an exam due to pure chance.

I've had people literally wait till the last second to indicate and pull with about 5 feet distance in the past, people will just get an auto fail for that because it is the easy decision for the examiner. Some people are real ahats on the road and in real life you'd have a moan at them and go on, there's nothing you can do in this situation OP other than rebook, its like going up against the CCP you aren't gonna win.
yea it’s brutal, an easy 60 quid if you fail them as well so they may as well do it
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yea it’s brutal, an easy 60 quid if you fail them as well so they may as well do it
Your cynical view of the DVSA isn't going to help improve your inadequate driving ability.

You need to own up to the fact you failed due to your inadequacies rather than a rigged system out to get you. If you don't, you'll never improve.
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Your cynical view of the DVSA isn't going to help improve your inadequate driving ability.

You need to own up to the fact you failed due to your inadequacies rather than a rigged system out to get you. If you don't, you'll never improve.
perfect drive the only thing that failed me was another driver
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perfect drive the only thing that failed me was another driver dim wit
Yes, which you didn't observe or respond to appropriately. It's quite simple; your skills were not of the standard required to be awarded a licence. Learn from the mistake and build on your skills.
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Yes, which you didn't observe or respond to appropriately. It's quite simple; your skills were not of the standard required to be awarded a licence. Learn from the mistake and build on your skills.
Do it mate do it
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I wonder what the correct course of action would be. You fasten up so someone knows they can't go, you slow down to let someone go and in each situation the person still goes ahead (by mistake or being an a). How is this marked?

In neither situation is the other car needing to slow down / stop solely dependent on your driving.
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How would you have approached it then numb nuts
You know you're just going to get banned again, don't you?
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