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    Driving Test Stories

    Going for your driving license can be a very stressful time. Love to hear about people’s stories if/when they went for their driving license.

    For me, I managed to pass mine first go but the parallel park almost brought me undone. I’m still pretty ordinary at them these days!

    #2
    I failed my written test the first time and had to wait a month to retake it. The actual driving part wasn't bad; my hometown is small and traffic is never too bad. That was in December of 1984.

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      #3
      i passed first try but got ding'd twice for improper use of accelerator

      it was because of the vehicle though....short wheelbase with stiff 1 ton suspension does not pair well with an uncushioned clutch disk on bumpy roads


      wasnt stressful at all for me ..i was always comfortable driving

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        #4
        i passed the first time too, but almost blew it on the maneuverability part (that's what they replaced the parallel parking requirement with right around the time i turned 16). i had practiced it a hundred times and never hit a cone once, but i got nervous on test day and hit the same cone twice. knocking a cone over is instant failure, and hitting a cone three times is failure. but i managed to stop both times before actually knocking the cone over, and managed to calm down and do it right on my third and final try.

        the written and driving parts i did fine on.

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          #5
          I used my dad's car to take my test a day after he got back from a golfing trip. Back then, a state trooper would administer the test (at least some of the time). At each stop, and each acceleration, something would roll and make noise under the seat.

          Thinking that it was a baseball, I started to reach under the seat to grab it at a stoplight, but I was too nervous from the test. It's a good thing I changed my mind, because it was a beer in an insulated wrap.

          You all thought I was going to say it was a crack pipe, didn't you?

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            #6
            Anyone had any issues with the Hazard Perception Test? Here in Australia, it’s a simulator that asks you to click when you feel it’s safe to make a turn or when to break, etc.

            I found it pretty straightforward but I know some who have struggled with it.

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              #7
              Originally posted by JVP View Post
              Anyone had any issues with the Hazard Perception Test? Here in Australia, it’s a simulator that asks you to click when you feel it’s safe to make a turn or when to break, etc.

              I found it pretty straightforward but I know some who have struggled with it.
              we have that in the UK too.. no, i found that part really easy.
              i think the people i knew who struggled there were not really understanding it.

              the theory in general i had no trouble with, but i failed the practical and now my theory expired years ago.
              the last few years i have been planning to do all that stuff but it isn't like I want to afford a vehicle anyway, so I don't feel much motivation.

              I failed a practical for not reacting to an approaching siren : (
              it sounds dumb to me now, but no-one had ever mentioned sirens to me, or the importance of pulling over when you hear one.

              I was more in-my-head when i was younger. i've become way more observant. me now would probably have noticed how to react to sirens without anyone having to tell me, but i didn't used to notice stuff.

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