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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-19-2004, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Driving Test Next Week! Tips/Advice?

Heya Guys,

Got my driving test next friday (26th). I just wondered if any of you had any experiences or tips/advice you wanted to give?

I am confident, and not nervous in the slightest. But you know it is, you never have 100% confidence do ya. So any tips or whatever please go ahead.

Thanks.
Gary.
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-19-2004, 09:52 AM
 
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If at some point you feel like you are no longer driving on pavement and you look outside the window and you see grass and trees everywhere - you probably failed the test. (unless you're taking an offroad driving test...)

Seriousely, keep it on the road, look far (not 1 but 3 or 4 cars ahead) and you should be just fine.

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calm, cool, and collected

and expect the instructor to have a permanent 'what the f$ck is this kid doing' look on his face. They always do.
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Remain calm and get plenty of practice. I know things are different than when I took my test. I had to do a 3-point turn on a road wide enough to to a u-turn on, and I didn't have to parallel park! It's been said that some instructors pass or fail someone based on their confidence level.
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All the usual tips like dont speed , look in your mirrors lots etc but you know these of course , I would recommend doing your best to look like a nerd , 80% of the time examiners will fail townies because they wear burberry hats and give off a bad impression. Very stupid and hard to believe but its true Make sure your very polite , make a nice impression etc , good luck matey
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be smart & safe that is what instructors want. good luck... glen
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The little pedal on the right makes it go.

But seriously, Anton has a point, be careful and polite.
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Floor it and don't look back.

Have a few beers beforehand to take the edge off.
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Actually, when you climb into the car KNOW you are going to pass... don't just THINK you are going to pass.... I did that with my highschool exams and came out with straight A's
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Drive like there's a cop on your ass.
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Borrow the smallest car you can to take the test in, always makes K turns and parallel parking a breeze
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Well,I had no problems with my test, but my friend made a left turn on a red light, moron almost got himself killed....so yeah, don't do that
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I knew a guy who did a driving test last year, started off real conservative, did everything neccessary, made sure he wasn't speeding, was looking both ways etc, being safe and passive....

he did however make one mistake, I forgot what it was, but they told him he wasn't quite ready to drive, and that they were going to fail him this time around, but that he should come back soon for a retest.

Well, this really angered him because he was supposed to drive out to a camping trip that weekend, and it was now off. So seeing as they were in HIS car for the test, as soon as the instructor failed him he cranked Anthrax up on his stereo, and gunned into 140kmp/h back to the test centre LOL!

The instructor almost had a heartattack!
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Thanks for the replies guys, alot of people say it is down to luck on the day. And the instructor you get etc etc..... But it shouldnt be like this surely. If someone is good enough they should pass! I think they have gotten alot harder over recent years, and certainly alot harsher. You can get failed for the most stupid little things. And yet I know some people that mounted kerbs and all sorts......and yet still passed! How does it all work? God knows, I just hope I have some luck!

Keep the replies and stuffs comin.
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Basically it does all come down to luck. If you know how to drive, and don't have to question yourself when driving, then you should be able to pass fairly easily. It also depends on Rush hour and other drivers too.
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