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Old 21-10-2011, 16:50
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Order this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Driving-Test...9212227&sr=8-1

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Old 21-10-2011, 17:20
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Is pretty hard to fail, I just took a practice test and got 47. Mistakes on some questions about speed limit of towing vehicles.
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Old 21-10-2011, 17:29
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oh dear
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Old 21-10-2011, 17:39
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my other has failed the theory twice, she's passed the questions dead easy each time but failed the hazard perception, i'm convinced she is doing something fundamentally wrong with it or misunderstanding the instructions, as everyone i've spoken to says its fairly easy
or.... it could be that she doesn't have a hazard perception level that is satisfactory. there are people out there that are not aware of what is deemed as hazardous/dangerous to the majority of people.
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Old 21-10-2011, 17:49
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Ohhh, and I failed on the question:

What lane should you drive in a motorway, I said the middle.
Blimey, middle lane hogger on the way

you drive on the inside lane, the other two are for overtaking, that is the theory lol the outside lane is NOT the fats lane, it is an overtaking lane.

Hate people in the middle lane that dont move over when inside is empty.

good luck on your next one, thought there were practice theory tests you could try, maybe someone will know.
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Old 21-10-2011, 18:04
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I hate today.

Just gone to the shops with my dad in my car. I approach a roundabout and my gears decide to not work. Got a queue of traffic behind me and couldn't move. Managed to get it in gear eventually, but the gears have gone.

Going to get it looked at Tuesday which is the nearest time the bloke can sort it.

And I have a theory book with a CD that has loads of mock tests on. One of those things. It has really put a downer on me.
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Old 21-10-2011, 18:47
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I hate today.

Just gone to the shops with my dad in my car. I approach a roundabout and my gears decide to not work. Got a queue of traffic behind me and couldn't move. Managed to get it in gear eventually, but the gears have gone.

Going to get it looked at Tuesday which is the nearest time the bloke can sort it.

And I have a theory book with a CD that has loads of mock tests on. One of those things. It has really put a downer on me.
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Old 21-10-2011, 18:52
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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.
One of the things my instructor said that has always stuck with me is "you should only be on the right if you have a reason to be". For the motorway take that as "the right or the middle". Drive in the left lane unless you're overtaking or are about to turn right.
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Old 21-10-2011, 18:53
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..and never turn right on the motorway
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Old 21-10-2011, 19:10
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Is it easy to sort out?

It won't even go into gear at all, you really have to struggle for ages.

So lucky we got it home. Was traveling at 20mph on a 60 road.

I feel like I could burst into tears after today.
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Old 21-10-2011, 20:10
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can tell you are young op, if thats a horrific day one day you will be praying for a day that these tiny things were your only problems
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Old 21-10-2011, 20:12
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The longer you stay off the roads the better, quite frankly.

Here's to your failure, and may I wish you many more.
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Old 21-10-2011, 20:34
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The hazard perception test is all about how soon you see the hazard.
If you see it early you get the full 5 points.It is then marked down on a sliding scale.
I sat it last Friday and passed.I was disappointed with the standard of the tv moniter.I would have thought in era of hd tv and flat screens they would have updated.
If the centre I sat it is anything to go by they must be making lots of money.it was heaving.
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Old 21-10-2011, 20:37
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I wish some people would not put me down.

OK, so you think it's easy and maybe it was for you.

I didn't pass. Do some people just like to make others feel even worse?
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Old 21-10-2011, 20:47
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I wish some people would not put me down.

OK, so you think it's easy and maybe it was for you.

I didn't pass. Do some people just like to make others feel even worse?




Don't take it too personally OP, some people pass on their 1st attempt & some don't, like me
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Old 21-10-2011, 20:49
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Do you have the DSA book on the hazard perception test?
I found this a great help.
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Old 21-10-2011, 20:52
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Just read the OP.

Right, so which bit was "horrific"?
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Old 21-10-2011, 20:54
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Ohhh, and I failed on the question:

What lane should you drive in a motorway, I said the middle.
You might want to buy one of these.
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Old 21-10-2011, 20:59
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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.
Have you considered the possibility, that you're not cut out to be a driver?

My mum says middle and right are for overtaking only.
You should have learned by now, that your mum is always right.
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Old 21-10-2011, 21:01
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I also find it difficult to understand how anyone could fail the theory test. Especially if they knew it was on it's way.
Agreed.

It's hardly rocket science.
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Old 21-10-2011, 21:08
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I honestly don't consider failing a driving theory test bad luck!
Me neither.

I prefer to see it as proof, of the commendable diligence of the examiners.

Same with the practical test which, let's be honest, isn't particularly difficult.
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Old 22-10-2011, 09:33
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Just read the OP.

Right, so which bit was "horrific"?
what i cant understand is why op didnt have half a coke in the pub or something to break his tenner rather than walk somewhere else to get a milkshake perhaps that way he wouldnt have missed the bus
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Old 22-10-2011, 09:35
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what i cant understand is why op didnt have half a coke in the pub or something to break his tenner rather than walk somewhere else to get a milkshake perhaps that way he wouldnt have missed the bus
Because that would have been too simple and he needed to prolong his story to make the day sound more "horrific"
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Old 22-10-2011, 09:38
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Ohhh, and I failed on the question:

What lane should you drive in a motorway, I said the middle.
Ah ..... the answer most men would put
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Old 22-10-2011, 10:31
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Originally Posted by MrsWatermelon
..and never turn right on the motorway
You have never driven in Glasgow then ... they have exits that are off to the right from the M8.
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