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Old Nov 20th, 2012, 02:42 AM   11
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Good luck for your test today. keep us posted on how you get on! It took me 3 attempts to pass my driving test because of nerves but i'm sure you'll do great!!



 
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Old Nov 20th, 2012, 04:11 AM   12
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i passed 1st time 6 months pregnant with my first
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Old Nov 20th, 2012, 04:23 AM   13
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I would always do terribly on the mock tests and the practice hour before my tests. I think I would have probably been better to just go straight to the test, rather than getting worked up practising beforehand!

I wasn't pregnant, but it did take me a shameful 5 times to pass! Although I took 2 tests when I was about 18, and then gave up for 2 years because I'd had enough, so I tell myself it was techincally 3 tests, lol. I would always book a morning test as well, so that I didn't have all day to get stressed out, but ironically the test I passed was an afternoon test because I wasn't able to get any morning ones!

I am always worse on practical stuff, so kinda the opposite of you. I preferred coursework and and written tests which I am always much better at. I dance as well, and any dance exams I'm exactly the same and am a wreck beforehand. I remember on my driving test psyhically shaking so my foot was shaking on the peddles, lol. I'm still traumatised from the driving tests, and its now 7 years later! But saying that my advice is just not to give up. I wish I had stuck at it the first time round, and although I don't particually enjoy driving, I very much enjoy the freedom it gives, and looking back now I don't know how I dealt with buses all the time! I used to have to get 4 buses each day just to get to college!

Ignore your mock test, that's just getting the rubbish out of the way, so that you will be fine for your actual test!



 
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Old Nov 20th, 2012, 04:51 AM   14
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How did you get on?



 
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Old Nov 20th, 2012, 06:40 AM   15
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I failed. A bit disappointed but not too gutted coz it wants disastrous! Although I suppose you'd think failing isn't exactly good lol! I basically failed coming out of the test centre and didn't even realise! You come out of the test centre onto a dead end road and to the left there is nothing and not enough room for traffic to be coming at you and apparently I didn't look to the left so failed straight away lol!
The other major I got was turning left into a road that had a bit of a slip road, but I had never driven on this road and was completely unsure if it was a slip road and whether I should have gone down it rather than turning at more of a right angle into the road, stupid thing to do I know but I was completely unfamiliar with the area and got a major for that too. Otherwise the rest wasn't too bad. I was too hesitant for him at some quiet junctions and he said I stopped at 4 junctions when I could have just kept going round (so I was too cautious, which is typical coz normally I'm too fast) but he wouldn't have failed me on that. Nevermind I have booked it again for in a few weeks and made sure I don't get the same examiner too coz he came across quite mean and strict, especially when he told me why I failed, it was like he was telling a child off.



 
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Old Nov 20th, 2012, 06:45 AM   16
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Oh bad luck! Sorry to hear that, thanks for letting us know.

It doesn't sound like it was too bad though, the two majors were to do with places you will/may encounter next time so you know how to avoid getting them wrong. Good luck for next time, I'm sure you'll be fine!



 
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Old Nov 20th, 2012, 06:48 AM   17
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Thanks, I am more confident about next time anyway because I know most of my driving was good, and I will definately make sure to look left coming out of the test centre! To be honest I don't know how I didn't lol!!



 
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Old Nov 20th, 2012, 14:20 PM   18
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Thanks, I am more confident about next time anyway because I know most of my driving was good, and I will definately make sure to look left coming out of the test centre! To be honest I don't know how I didn't lol!!
sorry to hear you failed.. im shocked that your driving instructor didnt teach you on roads that could possibly be on your test route.. especially mentioning looking both ways from the text centre. good luck for next time though hun xxx



 
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Old Nov 20th, 2012, 14:24 PM   19
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My instructor did always take me on all the possible test routes but unfortunately I had the chief examiner who just took me wherever he felt like coz he knows the roads where I live so well!! My instructor said he never imagined we'd go the way we did lol!!
I think it was just a silly mistake on my part not looking both ways, even though it was a dead end you just never know!
Thanks ladies, sure I will pass eventually lol!



 
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Old Nov 20th, 2012, 14:55 PM   20
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I took 3 driving test in my third trimester failed on all of them. Retook again 5 months after having baby and passed with only 2 minors!M



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