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Old 21-10-2011, 15:53
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Most horrific? think how Gadaffi must have felt.
Did he fail his theory test too?
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Old 21-10-2011, 15:56
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I don't mean to be nasty but if you're failing your theory test you DO need to try harder.

I downloaded the DVLA theory test for my phone and passed it around in the pub a while back and pretty-much everybody passed iteven after a few beers.

I was quite surprised because I figured that it'd be the sort of stuff that people would forget once they've passed their driving test.
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Old 21-10-2011, 15:58
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Why is it that certain people on here seem to have all the bad luck? Or is it that they are more open and tend to share all their lifes ups and downs on DS?

It's always the same handful of FMs

I also find it difficult to understand how anyone could fail the theory test. Especially if they knew it was on it's way.
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Old 21-10-2011, 15:58
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I got evils from people on the bus for stomping my feet and then had a girl come sit next to me and eat Skips and an orange. Surely people can find better places to eat there lunch than on a bus and certainly not next to me.

Sounds like the perfect incentive to pass to me.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:00
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Did he fail his theory test too?
Well he certainly wont be driving any more.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:02
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Why is it that certain people on here seem to have all the bad luck? Or is it that they are more open and tend to share all their lifes ups and downs on DS?

It's always the same handful of FMs

I also find it difficult to understand how anyone could fail the theory test. Especially if they knew it was on it's way.
Why?

Hazard perception no problem...just some of the questions I struggle on.

Can I drive, yes!

Can I read road signs, yes!
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:05
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Why?

Hazard perception no problem...just some of the questions I struggle on.

Can I drive, yes!

Can I read road signs, yes!
Because it's not rocket science. A little revision is all it would take. I tested this out on my 13 year old daughter. She 'revised' it for about a week. Then passed. Now trust me, if she can pass, then the vast majority of people, especially 17+ in age HAVE to pass.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:06
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I always thought that on motorways you travel in the left lane if you're slow, middle for faster and right for extra fast. My mum says middle and right are for overtaking only.



1.60. Yeah it was nice, but I'm suppose to be on a diet but I needed some comfort from somewhere.
Yes the middle lanes are overtaking lanes therefore you should drive in the left hand lane UNLESS you are overtaking. When it is safe to do so you should pull back into the left lane.

Unfortunately we've got a culture of people that think going 20mph over the speed limit undertaking people in the left lane is acceptable and I've seen many a near serious accident from undertaking.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:06
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Because it's not rocket science. A little revision is all it would take. I tested this out on my 13 year old daughter. She 'revised' it for about a week. Then passed. Now trust me, if she can pass, then the vast majority of people, especially 17+ in age HAVE to pass.
I revised too, but I struggle to take in everything.

There's so much to learn in the Highway code book for one.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:10
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I revised too, but I struggle to take in everything.

There's so much to learn in the Highway code book for one.
I never had to do theory, but looking at it, most of it seems like common sense. People tend to approach it like it's some trick questions and try too hard.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:14
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When I took my theory test, I revised and revised and revised. Crammed in as many mock tests as I could. Regularly passing each time. All it takes is practice and suddenly all those questions will be drummed into your brain. The multiple choice part is straight forward and mostly based on common sense. .

Hazard perception is easy enough too. However you can easily fail it by clicking too many times. Far too often I found myself clicking the button for each new thing I saw on the screen and I got caught out once.

I was convinced then I'd failed the test. However thankfully I passed quite comfortably.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:17
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When I took my theory test, I revised and revised and revised. Crammed in as many mock tests as I could. Regularly passing each time. All it takes is practice and suddenly all those questions will be drummed into your brain. The multiple choice part is straight forward and mostly based on common sense. .

Hazard perception is easy enough too. However you can easily fail it by clicking too many times. Far too often I found myself clicking the button for each new thing I saw on the screen and I got caught out once.

I was convinced then I'd failed the test. However thankfully I passed quite comfortably.
It's very simple things I am getting wrong, like the motorway question for example.

Hazard perception I find easy, although I did click too many times on one clip so scored zero, but i still passed that part of it.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:17
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OT, I've received a worrying PM from a member.

Not sure what I should do.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:19
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I never had to do theory, but looking at it, most of it seems like common sense. People tend to approach it like it's some trick questions and try too hard.
I didn't have to take a theory test either.
First time I ever took it was in the pub, on my phone.
Completed it in about 5 minutes and got 100%.

Back in the day, I seem to recall that the closest thing to a "hard" question was memorising all the various stopping distances for different speed limits in the wet and the dry.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:19
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It's very simple things I am getting wrong, like the motorway question for example.

Hazard perception I find easy, although I did click too many times on one clip so scored zero, but i still passed that part of it.
Do you have one of those Theory Test CD's the DSA send out? You can get them from any book or multimedia shop and it help me massively. Nice and interactive and contains all the questions you might get. I practised and practised until I got 100% most of the time and knew all the questions.

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Old 21-10-2011, 16:20
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I didn't have to take a theory test either.
First time I ever took it was in the pub, on my phone.
Completed it in about 5 minutes and got 100%.

Back in the day, I seem to recall that the closest thing to a "hard" question was memorising all the various stopping distances for different speed limits in the wet and the dry.
And yet I wasn't asked one question on stopping distances.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:20
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OT, I've received a worrying PM from a member.

Not sure what I should do.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:21
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I didn't have to take a theory test either.
First time I ever took it was in the pub, on my phone.
Completed it in about 5 minutes and got 100%.

Back in the day, I seem to recall that the closest thing to a "hard" question was memorising all the various stopping distances for different speed limits in the wet and the dry.


Embarrassingly I shouted turn left when showed a turn right sign!

Still passed though.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:21
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Do you have one of those Theory Test CD's the DSA send out? You can get them from any book or multimedia shop and it help me massively. Nice and interactive and contains all the questions you might get. I practised and practised until I got 100 most of the time and knew all the questions.
I want one of those!!!
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:23
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Report it if it's offensive.
It's a bit dirty.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:23
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You need a nice big cake to eat.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:23
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I want one of those!!!


Sorry lol I mean %100

I'll fix it.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:34
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And yet I wasn't asked one question on stopping distances.
So it was easier than it might have been.
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:40
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Why is it that certain people on here seem to have all the bad luck? Or is it that they are more open and tend to share all their lifes ups and downs on DS?

It's always the same handful of FMs
I honestly don't consider failing a driving theory test bad luck! It's one of those things that happen in life and you jus have to deal with it. Believe me, there are MUCH worse things that can happen!


I also find it difficult to understand how anyone could fail the theory test. Especially if they knew it was on it's way.
Me too, my son took his a couple of years ago and completed it in 15 minutes, and that included the non-compulsory survey at the end!
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Old 21-10-2011, 16:47
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My wife passed it first time and said it was dead easy and had finished ages before anyone else!! That was 1998 though so may be harder now.
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