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which was slightly embarrassing.
passed the first one I actually took though
And only the cleanest hair gets nits.
anxiety can be pricey
where they decide driving's just not for you.
(after a minimum number of hours learning). So sensible.
until you've passed your test and are out on your own. I'm a big fan of the P system lots of other countries have, where you pass your test and then get a P plate for a year, which is a kind of limited licence that can mean limited speeds and NO booze allowed at all or you lose your licence. Plus people know to give you a wee bit of leeway if they see the big daft P on the car.
first thing I noticed when I stopped driving with L plates was how much less shit I got from other drivers
you have to go and see a psychiatrist before you can apply again.
there comes a point at which you have to conclude that a person is not cut out for either the technical aspect of driving itself (which is easy for, but if you're a bit dispraxic, coudl be really hard). Some people can work the car ok and could drive fine if they were the only road users, but they're not cut out for the weight of responsibility of making split second, potentially life and death, decisions under pressure.
too many people that are shit drivers persevere when they should just give up.
first time, twice.
Once when I learnt to drive.
The other when I lost my licence for getting 6 points within 2 years of passing my test meaning I had to take it again.
Does that make me a good driver?
Well done. I have a soft spot for good but naughty drivers. I was initially taught to drive in my early teens, in a de tomaso pantera, by my slightly unstable/ flamboyant Italian uncle, who I'm pretty sure has no licence either in the UK or Italy, but the they don't really bother about all that kind of thing. he is a very good but naughty driver.
(I did actually get my dad and aunty to teach me properly when I turned 17).
was my favourite car when i was a nipper
When trying to get the SRA to "accept me into the profession". Had to disclose it and they kept me hanging on til the last minute before they finally let me in the club (takes ages to climb down from the ivory tower). BastRds!
i don't feel this is much of a reflection on my driving ability. i found being tested really intimidating. i reckon if you look nervous they're just looking for excuses to fail you.
Failed 2 on the same pedestrian crossing.
Failed 2 before I'd left the test centre (screwed up bay parking - TWICE)
Got about 5 majors after doing an intensive course (you name it, I managed to be awful at it). Stopped the car at one point and gave up. The person testing me was looking at me like I was nuts, which to be fair, I was at this point and close to tears/a meltdown.
Can't remember what my other fail was for; probably junctions or something. I actually like driving, just hated being tested; was a nervous wreck for each and every one of them.
Finally passed with 10 minors on April's Fools day, which to be fair, I was chuffed with. Been driving for 7 years.
Lad I knew from school failed several times and only passed after booking a test in Bala (a small town in North Wales with, iirc, one main street, one roundabout and one set of traffic lights (well a pedestrian crossing)).
if you can't book somewhere rural, at least don't book the test centre that's right next to a massive 5 lane roundabout that you hadn't driven around until minutes before your test
i reckon around 11am is probably the best time for a test as well, although i did hear about someone whose test involved sitting in stationary rush hour traffic for most of the time, and then passing because she hadn't had the opportunity to make any mistakes
5 had to pass the theory twice as it expired before I passed the practical.
Got a serious in one test though, that wasn't much fun. Had a full-on argument with the test guy
I respect you slightly less now. Sorry.
then forgot about it and lived in Islington till I was 30, then took it again when I moved to the burbs and passed 1st time, such a long gap i'm going to count it as passed first time.
I don't think it should count
**Shakes head solemnly**
when I took it when I was 30 there was a 13 year gap, it was basically like taking it foe the first time again, I deserve some credit
that's like taking a GCSE in a subject you have just got a degree in. You feel me?
I must have been a right space cadet when i was 17
leads to the palace of wisdom**.
*binge drinking and drugs
**passing your driving test
I'm going to assume any woman gets at least 3 failures scratched as being due to misogynistic, lecherous male instructors/testers.
My instructor when I was 17 was such a perv, he would just ogle at passing girls and say weird stuff, once we were parked up and someone asked us if we knew where so and so park was and he siad no really curtly and wound up the window and then said to me, 'what does he wanna know where that park is, dirty of man' I thought, just cos you're a fucking perv doesn't mean everyone else is.
My instructor when I was 30 was the loveliest guy. Must make a difference.
My friend said when she was doing lessons the instructor said 'when I want you to turn I'll just pat you on the leg like this' and she was like er no, just tell me thanks
(nothing to do with my driving) and was surprised that I'd heard of aneurysms before and i was all like it's a nirvana song LOSER
to find an 'easy' centre to book it at.
examiner had to slam on the breaks about 30 seconds into the test... then I had to drive around making smalltalk for 40 minutes, even though we both knew exactly what had happened.
Many congratulations! We are all very proud of you.
Are you going to get a car?
well done allcock
Deffo don't leave driving on a motorway until 11 years after passing your test is my top tip
twice for the written, once for actual driving portion (passed by like 5 points!)
people keep saying the written part is easy, but fucking hell some of the obscure statistical crap really shouldn't be in there.
Just passed, and buzzing and want to let everyone know, even internet strangers with good music taste!