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#1
Hey Pit!
I have my driving test tomorrow morning, anyone have any last minute tips they'd like to share?
#5
if you see an animal cross the road, don't stop, you have to keep driving...
and if you miss it, you HAVE to chase it, and run that bitch down!
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#6
I think I'll give my advice in the usual pit fashion (take the opposite of what the pit say and you have the perfect answer)...

Don't be confident, totally shit yourself and the instructor will think you're ready.


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#8
Take it easy.

Drive defensively, it's worth risking a minor for being careful than failing the test for a dangerous move.

Exaggerate when looking in the mirrors, it's easy just looking out of the corner of your eye, but the examiner is judging you on whether you are a safe driver.

Also, make little comments on what you see around you: i.e motorbikes, hazards.
Just so the examiner knows you are aware of the road and then he knows for sure anything you do isn't a fluke.
#9
You could check out the youtube video mini series on the top 10 reasons why people fail the driving test! I watched it yesterday I'm going for my license too. The thing is, the next available time I can take my driving test isn't until after my permit expires, so I have to renew my permit first. I tried to make an appointment for that, but the next available appointment open at my local DMV isn't untll a few months from now! I can just walk in and be serviced, right? Also, do you need an appointment for the behind-the-wheel test?

Ooops, got off-topic for a second, but anyway, just relax and be confident, and I'm sure you'll do fine! Don't hit any curbs and remember to look out for stupid pedestrians who make you think they're gonna cross, but don't actually cross
#11
1) Make it obvious you're checking your mirrors. Turn your head to check them, make it clear to the instructor.
2) Check them every single time you do something, changing speed, direction, anything. Better safe than sorry.
3) Don't panic, stay calm, think clearly, have an early night before and a massive breakfast. Think of it as just another lesson.
4) It might be a good idea to have your instructor in the car with you. Not just for comfort - if the examiner strikes you for something, your instructor can argue your case if they believe it to be unreasonable.
5) Make small talk with the examiner, it calms you down A LOT.

Good luck, mate.
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#12
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5) Make small talk with the examiner, it calms you down A LOT.



This depends entirely on the instructor though. I tried this with mine back when I went for my test. It's pretty hard to keep a conversation going when all you get back is "mhmm" "yes" "no"
#14
Quote by MightyAl
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Once again, this all depends on the instructor. If I've learned anything from porn, it's that if your driving examiner has a huge rack and is blonde, she will gladly play hide the banana.
#15
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Once again, this all depends on the instructor. If I've learned anything from porn, it's that if your driving examiner has a huge rack and is blonde, she will gladly play hide the banana.

Just have to hope she won't test you on your emergency stop at just the wrong moment.
#16
Quote by MightyAl
Just have to hope she won't test you on your emergency stop at just the wrong moment.


that's why you keep your instructor in the back seat. Tag-team.
#17
Quote by Lt. Shinysides
This depends entirely on the instructor though. I tried this with mine back when I went for my test. It's pretty hard to keep a conversation going when all you get back is "mhmm" "yes" "no"


Even so, still worth a punt.
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#18
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Where's the answer for "roll down the window and ask if she wants a ride. Or a lift somewhere"?
#19
Drive under the speed limits. Don't tailgate anybody. Shoulder check before you make a turn. Actually, just swivel your head and eyes around everywhere before you make any maneuver, that way they can't say you forgot to check something.
#20
Just relax.

I was shitting my pants and I passed first time with 4 minor faults, so if you're relaxed and calm you'll fly through it easy.

The 40 minutes will seem like 5, seriously. I couldn't believe it had been 40 minutes when I got back to the test centre.

Also, this is important enough to require big writing:

BEFORE YOU MOVE ANYWHERE, USE YOUR MIRRORS. SRSLY.

Good luck.
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#21
Quote by RobinTrower12
Drive under the speed limits. Don't tailgate anybody. Shoulder check before you make a turn. Actually, just swivel your head and eyes around everywhere before you make any maneuver, that way they can't say you forgot to check something.

The key to this is to set all your mirrors, then move them slightly out of alignment. That way, you HAVE to move your head to check them, and the examiner will be able to observe you checking.
#23
Hey guys, thanks for the somewhat helpful advice lol i'll bear it in mind. I'll report back here to let u know how i do
#24
Quote by MightyAl
Where's the answer for "roll down the window and ask if she wants a ride. Or a lift somewhere"?


It's a test for socially awkward people.

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#25
Quote by RobinTrower12
Drive under the speed limits. Don't tailgate anybody. Shoulder check before you make a turn. Actually, just swivel your head and eyes around everywhere before you make any maneuver, that way they can't say you forgot to check something.

Yeah don't do that, you can get in trouble for that too.
#27
GOOD LUCK!

Remember to anticipate things, and look far ahead. Look out for people crossing on pelican crossings because the lights change quickly. I failed my last test for that.
Don't go too fast, but don't be too cautious either, try and always know what the speed limit is cos you can get minor points for going too far under the speed limit. Just be aware of everything at all times.

Make everything you do so obvious. Look in all the mirrors and behind literally a hundred times before you do any kind of manoeuvre.
#28
Quote by Thrill-house
Yeah don't do that, you can get in trouble for that too.


No, not in the UK.

They judge you for driving in a fuel-economic way as well now so always change up to 4th when you are going on a straight 30mph road. Oh and don't let those little dotted lines on the roundabouts fuck you up, and over-exaggerate your mirror checks.

Good luck
#29
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No, not in the UK.

They judge you for driving in a fuel-economic way as well now so always change up to 4th when you are going on a straight 30mph road. Oh and don't let those little dotted lines on the roundabouts fuck you up, and over-exaggerate your mirror checks.

Good luck

Really? Over here you can get a ticket for driving under the speed limit because it impedes the flow of traffic.
#31
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Really? Over here you can get a ticket for driving under the speed limit because it impedes the flow of traffic.


Wow, that's pretty stupid.

Here you have to obey or be under the speed limit. If you can go a fair bit under on tight corners or narrow roads all the better, because a lot of British roads are small and need passing points when cars are coming in both directions.
#32
Quote by Mistress_Ibanez
Wow, that's pretty stupid.

Here you have to obey or be under the speed limit. If you can go a fair bit under on tight corners or narrow roads all the better, because a lot of British roads are small and need passing points when cars are coming in both directions.

You can be pulled over for driving too slowly on the motorway. But since learners aren't allowed on the motorway, that won't be a problem during the test.
#33
Quote by MightyAl
You can be pulled over for driving too slowly on the motorway. But since learners aren't allowed on the motorway, that won't be a problem during the test.


Well, exactly


My instructor is always like sloooow is better sloooow is better.

Once I took the piss and did 20 all the way down a 30mph road and he was like "great use of speed!"

Urgh.
#34
Quote by Mistress_Ibanez
Well, exactly


My instructor is always like sloooow is better sloooow is better.

Once I took the piss and did 20 all the way down a 30mph road and he was like "great use of speed!"

Urgh.

Mine was more like "you can give it a bit of welly here.... that's too much"
#35
Quote by MightyAl
Mine was more like "you can give it a bit of welly here.... that's too much"


Yeah my previous instructor was much cooler, I think my current one is fleecing me, but if I change instructors now I have to pay even more in the lessons it will take for the new one to figure out my level =/
#36
Don't run a red light. Make sure its a Right on Red turn too. I failed on a right on red where it wasn't allowed... then I raped that Mother****er the week after failing
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#37
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No, not in the UK.

They judge you for driving in a fuel-economic way as well now so always change up to 4th when you are going on a straight 30mph road. Oh and don't let those little dotted lines on the roundabouts fuck you up, and over-exaggerate your mirror checks.

Good luck


You can be failed for driving too slowly, it's called not keeping up with the flow of traffic. If you do 30 on a dual carriage way (70mph limit) your examiner WILL mark you down on it. I did 55 on a dual carriage way and I got a minor for not keeping up with the flow of traffic. You have to balance speed with economic driving which is really easy - just don't rag it, smooth gear changes and no excessive speed (which is an instant fail anyway). just pretend she/he isn't there and you're taking your sainted granny for a nice calm drive.

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Don't run a red light. Make sure its a Right on Red turn too. I failed on a right on red where it wasn't allowed... then I raped that Mother****er the week after failing


Right on red = doesn't exist in the UK. Even if it did, it'd be left on red because we drive on the opposite side to the US. America's one good contribution to western civilisation
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#38
My driving instructor is a legend, he's a big intimidating German but he clearly learned English from a Jewish American, and it creates a fantastic contrast between the two cultures.

"Use ze clutch, already!"

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#39
Quote by druggietoad2k5
You can be failed for driving too slowly, it's called not keeping up with the flow of traffic. If you do 30 on a dual carriage way (70mph limit) your examiner WILL mark you down on it. I did 55 on a dual carriage way and I got a minor for not keeping up with the flow of traffic. You have to balance speed with economic driving which is really easy - just don't rag it, smooth gear changes and no excessive speed (which is an instant fail anyway). just pretend she/he isn't there and you're taking your sainted granny for a nice calm drive.


Right on red = doesn't exist in the UK. Even if it did, it'd be left on red because we drive on the opposite side to the US. America's one good contribution to western civilisation

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Basically, the Americans changed because they were too cheap to put drivers seats on wagons.
#40
Remember your rear view mirror when braking etc. They can easily fail you on that. Both my minor faults were ticked next to "Use of mirrors- change speed" yet I was extremely lucky that they were both minors.

Having your instructor in the back can be a hindrance or a boost depending on whether his/her being there will help calm you down.

You will porbably be asked to pull over and drive off multiple times during the test.

The big one- OBSERVATION DURING MANOVEURES. It's very easily done that you concentrate really hard on your angles and points of reference, but you must keep looking around as well.
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