This discussion is closed.
Petrozzi
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 16 years ago
#1
Hiya peeperinos, I have my driving test in a weeks time and I was wonder if people that have taken it can share their experiences, good and bad. Also if you have any pointers on what sort of things the examiner will ask, this is generally to get things clear on my head to reduce nerves.

Cheers
0
TK0
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#2
Report 16 years ago
#2
hey there, passed mine 7 months ago on the second attempt. most important thing is try not to worry, its not like it matters - u can do it again in a couple of weeks. so being not stressed up is the best thing u can do, take a walk b4hand and go in calm. practise roundabouts and one way streets and bay parking as those are where its easy to slip up and just do ur best. good luck
0
Lucy
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#3
Report 16 years ago
#3
Ooo good luck! No advice from me I'm afraid, I am still too scared to start driving lessons for the fear of killing some poor granny crossing the road Also, was not reassured when driving with my brother a couple of weeks after him passing his test and crashing :rolleyes: I'm sure you'll be fine (reassuring aren't I? )!
0
C0nnie
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#4
Report 16 years ago
#4
(Original post by Petrozzi)
Hiya peeperinos, I have my driving test in a weeks time and I was wonder if people that have taken it can share their experiences, good and bad. Also if you have any pointers on what sort of things the examiner will ask, this is generally to get things clear on my head to reduce nerves.

Cheers
hiya! good luck!
i passed my driving test first time ooh this time last week!
i think all i can really say, well it's a cliche, but just try to stay calm, and try to forget the examiner's there, pretend ure taking an old man/woman on a drive!
oh yea, and act confident, cos if u act all timid and stuff they think u won't b able to cope on the roads by ureself.
i was sooo nervous before my test, and i had a 3 hour driving lesson b4 hand which prolly wasn't wise, cos my instructor just shouted at me the whole time, yet i still passed, i think i was prolly thinking if i don't pass i'll have to go back to more lessons with him!! nooooo!
~connie~
x
0
petrozzii
Badges:
#5
Report 16 years ago
#5
d'ya reckon ya might crash and then you might stop posting useless crap on the forum
0
MatthewWxm
Badges: 0
#6
Report 16 years ago
#6
My advice may sound simple but just relax and you'll be fine. Get up in plenty of time for your test if it's in the morning to prepare.

Your pre-test will help loads. If you're anything like I was it will take you a while to get going when driving so make sure you drive calmly and your instructor will help iron out mistakes.

The examiner is very clear and concise at all times and whoever it is they'll do their best to make you feel relaxed by telling jokes or asking general questions like what you do for a living etc. I expect.

At the end of the day, contrary to popular belief, they don't like to see you fail, so just enjoy your driving, think about what you're doing and as emphasised above, don't stress and know that if you fail you can always have another crack in a few weeks.

Good luck!
0
Petrozzi
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 16 years ago
#7
Cheers for the support guys! Lots of good points

Maskall, do give me your address or something so I can have a one to one chat to you, I'll give you the love you were never shown by your parents.
0
Helenia
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#8
Report 16 years ago
#8
Use your mirrors. Lots. Keep an eye on your speed, but don't go too slowly. Assume every other driver on the road is a total moron.

I passed first time in May, although I have no idea how :confused:
0
Petrozzi
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#9
Report Thread starter 16 years ago
#9
(Original post by Helenia)
Use your mirrors. Lots. Keep an eye on your speed, but don't go too slowly. Assume every other driver on the road is a total moron.

I passed first time in May, although I have no idea how :confused:


I have about 8 hours of driving lessons left, my Instructor says my only problem is that I need to be more thorough checking on roundabouts, and that I go too quickly when turning into junctions.

Hopefully in the next 8 hours of my driving lessons all scattered around the next week I can sort this and feel close, if not 100% confident. That's the aim anyhow.
0
Lucy
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#10
Report 16 years ago
#10
(Original post by Helenia)
Use your mirrors. Lots.
Ah yes that's a good one - they like you to check your mirrors for every little thing
0
Petrozzi
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#11
Report Thread starter 16 years ago
#11
So this is why girls are passing their tests!
0
Lucy
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#12
Report 16 years ago
#12
(Original post by Petrozzi)
So this is why girls are passing their tests!
lol :rolleyes:
0
not1
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#13
Report 16 years ago
#13
(Original post by Petrozzi)
So this is why girls are passing their tests!
tbh i reckon examiners pass girls much more easily.
0
C0nnie
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#14
Report 16 years ago
#14
(Original post by edders)
tbh i reckon examiners pass girls much more easily.
nah, we're just naturally much better drivers than guys! lol!
0
Lucy
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#15
Report 16 years ago
#15
(Original post by edders)
tbh i reckon examiners pass girls much more easily.
Typical response! :rolleyes: Or maybe the majority of males get more arrogant when behind the wheel?
0
Hungernail
Badges: 0
#16
Report 16 years ago
#16
I failed mine last month and im taking it again next week. good luck! i failed with 6 minors and one major, the major was i didnt check the mirrors before i parked. the instrutor was not the most helpfull of guys either. they will talk to you to check if ur confident but that may distract u like it did to me. Always check ur mirrors, be confident and dont be over-cautious. They almost do not care how u drive ur car, they test you more on your ability to concentrate on the world around you.
0
Hungernail
Badges: 0
#17
Report 16 years ago
#17
By the way, a lie also helps like: tell the examiner that ur grandmother died last nite. That way, what kind of monster would fail you????
0
C0nnie
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#18
Report 16 years ago
#18
(Original post by Hungernail)
I failed mine last month and im taking it again next week. good luck! i failed with 6 minors and one major, the major was i didnt check the mirrors before i parked. the instrutor was not the most helpfull of guys either. they will talk to you to check if ur confident but that may distract u like it did to me. Always check ur mirrors, be confident and dont be over-cautious. They almost do not care how u drive ur car, they test you more on your ability to concentrate on the world around you.
yea lol, on my test, the guy kept opening and closing the windows, electric, so they seemed to make the loudest sound ever, and twiddling his thumbs all the time! that's all i could see out of the corner of my eye and even that made an annoying noise!
0
Helenia
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#19
Report 16 years ago
#19
(Original post by edders)
tbh i reckon examiners pass girls much more easily.
Doubt it - of the people I know, lots more guys passed first time than girls. And before anyone says anything, I didn't do it by flirting with him!
0
:P:P:P:P:P
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#20
Report 16 years ago
#20
Yup ...

Just give the instructor a nice ride ... they are your guest in the car, and are probably a little nervous about being in a car with a learner driving under the influence of nervous tension!

If you dont know what they said, ask in a polite way. And try and make a few jokes along the way. I was on a really narrow road and a bus zoomed past me and I had to nearly go on the pavement. I said 'shut your eyes' and she laughed, so I guess that worked seeing as I passed lol.
0
X
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

If you do not get the A-level grades you want this summer, what is your likely next step?

Take autumn exams (141)
46.23%
Take exams next summer (46)
15.08%
Change uni choice through clearing (73)
23.93%
Apply to uni next year instead (31)
10.16%
I'm not applying to university (14)
4.59%

Watched Threads

View All