Driving test rant NWR

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
30284 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@emmrr3:  Oh man, sorry to hear! 🙁

Post # 4
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m sorry 🙁

Post # 5
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

So Sorry!! From what I’ve heard it seems to be a lot more difficult to pass this test in the UK than in the US. I’ve heard some strange stories too, back in the day when my Dad took his test they would randomly slam a clip board on the dashboard during the test and you had to react as though as small child had just run out in front of you car. More recently my cousin had to take hers three times before she passed, one time she went in and the left head lamp was out – automatic fail, on the drive off it came back on!! She went straight back and begged them to let her take the test but they wouldn’t budge!

Best of luck next time around!

Post # 6
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I failed my last driving test (we have two in Canada) for not looking both ways when going through a green light for emergency vehicles (who does this?) and my friend failed for slowing down on an empty residential road when there was a squirrel in the middle of the road…

So if they failed you with one fault do you have to have an absolutely perfect driving test?  Or does it depend on what you do and how bad they feel it is?

Post # 9
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@emmrr3:  That sucks! Sorry about your test…

The first time I took my driver’s test, it was in the middle of a blizzard! That was awful. I ended up going through a stop sign because it was COMPLETELY covered in snow, so I couldn’t see it!

Post # 10
3268 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@emmrr3:  Oh, that sucks!!!! 

The first time I tried to take the driving test, there was something wrong with my parents’ car (which I was going to use for it) and I couldn’t do it!

When I finally passed it, I passed by a hair, because I COMPLETELY failed to parallel-park (it was all snowy and hard to judge where everything was, and it was on a busy street). And the tester yelled at me when I took a left turn (like a right turn for you in the UK, across traffic) and there was someone stopped across from me way on the other side of a very wide road. There was plenty of room and time, it was just a technicality that I wasn’t supposed to have gone. Ugh.

Make your new appointment as soon as you can! And try to go to a driving test place in a less busy area/smaller town, because it will be less nerve-racking that way. I made the mistake of doing mine in a small city, bad idea.

Post # 11
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

<.< I failed my test  4 … 4 friggin times before I passed… and I took it before the graduated licencing program came in. I eventually hired a driving instructor. Worth every penny. 10 years later, no accidents, no tickets. 

Post # 14
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I passed my test on the first try, which was good because it meant I could drive to physio appointments to treat the whiplash from the idiot behind me who rear ended me because she thought a yield sign meant merge.  I got a good lesson about how to properly deal with an accident along with the road test.

At least the idiots you saw were in front of you Laughing

Post # 15
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@emmrr3:  Aww you’ll get there. It took me three tries before I got my licence… And that was after going through 3 different instructors with intermittent lessons which I eventually cancelled towards my final year of high school because it was too much for me at the time… but I got there.

And if I got there, then I’m sure you can 😛

Post # 16
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@emmrr3: One time I failed because I blew through a pedestrian corridor outside of an elementary school. -_- don’t feel bad. lol. 

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