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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Dotsie » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:51 am

Commiserations Q and mini-Janet :(
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Catch-up » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:59 am

Sorry about your daughter's test Janet. :(
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby wicked woman » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:03 pm

Sorry about that Janet, took me three tries but I did it in the end, sure she will too.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby raisindot » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:46 pm

Frustrating, Janet, but she'll pass it.

Took my older son two times to pass it.

My younger son is taking it in a few weeks. I expect he'll need three times to pass it.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby janet » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:52 pm

That was her third attempt :cry: We were convinced she'd do it this time too. The examiner even said her driving was beautiful apart from one silly error of judgement which would have been no big deal in ANY other circumstance and not dangerous, just enough to fail her :(
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:55 pm

I suppose I was lucky on my test, I had only just started and was going up a steep hill (not the one they usually used for hill starts as it gets quite busy and is immediately after a tight turn) when someone stepped off the pavment in front of me. I successfully stopped and then pulled away after they were out of the way. The examiner just sat back after that with his clipboard on his knee and we just drove about for 10 minutes before heading back to the test station where he asked me to recognise the sign for a 30 mile an hour speed limit before telling me I had passed. :D
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby pip » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:12 pm

I know someone who crashed into a lamppost similar circumstance and passed there test because crashing was about the safest option. Again someone tried to sprint across the road and they broke and veered missing them by inches. It was towards the end of the test and he'd made no errors up to that point.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby hnorwood » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:59 pm

Took me 3 goes to pass my driving test... (but that's ancient history now as it was back in the 70's. (1970's before any of you try it on! :D ) )
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:43 pm

I passed the 3rd time as well. Lucky really because it was my last chance as I really hated driving and am still a very 'defensive' driver. :oops: First two times I had a series of small but vital mistakes so by the time I came to my 'last' test I'd decided that if I failed then, on the basis that I was terrified every time I got into the driver's seat that I'd take the hint and just call it a day... :shifty:

I'm convinced I scraped through and my first year of solo driving was pretty scary in places but I didn't have a single accident although there were a number of near misses, usually because I'd been faffing around too long :roll: I don't know how I'd do these days with the theory test but my heart goes out to anyone taking any sort of driving test who gets nervous about it. It's worth it though - the freedom being able to drive gives you is well worth the worries so long as you don't get too complacent and get into sloppy irresponsible habits. A car can be a lethal weapon after all... :think:
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby janet » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:17 pm

Aw, thanks all! I'm going to relay all your thoughts to Junior when i see her on Monday. I don't think she's too down....more a case of flamin' mad at herself.
BTW....took me three tests before I passed and I'm pretty sure I was a menace to the motoring public for my first year as a qualified driver :shhh: Much better now.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Dotsie » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:30 am

I failed my first test coming out of the test centre :lol:
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:36 am

I failed my first test. The important thing is to look at what you passed on and to recognise that if you failed on something, that you'll look out for it in the future. Failing first time can, I feel, knock a bit of smugness out of a young driver. My eldest son was terribly overconfident when driving and I thought he was a dreadful driver. I was convinced he would fail and I was surprised his instructor thought he was ready to take his test. But he passed first time, got a car and wrote it off after a week.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Penfold » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:57 pm

Dotsie wrote:I failed my first test coming out of the test centre :lol:

So did I but just after, thanks to some idiot that had parked on double yellows just around a blind corner. The examiner had to grab the wheel to save us from crashing. I went on to finish the test and found I had failed on practically everything. However, I dispute almost hitting the cyclist since I never saw one on the entire drive. :lol:

In hindsight (and my own defence), I had badly lacerated my hand after accidentally putting it through a pane of glass and didn't have time to seek proper medical attention, just a box of plasters from my medical cabinet. I think I was probably in shock and should never have taken the test that day.
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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Sister Jennifer » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:03 am

I head butted the driving instructor my first licence attempt. He was talking & lent towards me but I thought he wanted me to look at his clipboard and I lent towards him, clunk. I was so nervous I couldn't produce any saliva and kept making a weird clicking noise in my throat.

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Re: How do you feel today? 5

Postby Catch-up » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:06 am

:lol: Ouch!
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