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I'm pretty good at normal driving my only problem-causers could be parallel parking and/or reverse stall parking.

Do you guys have any tips for going to your driving test? :D

Thanks :D

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Be clam, Try not to think there is someone next to you, instead think you're driving alone. parking isn't too much ponits, but try not to **** up on that tho. btw: every state/country has different road test, but they should be some-what simular.

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Relax. I can't stress this enough. If you relax, everything will flow nicely.

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Dont hit anything :p lol!

Ok, for real. Just what they said, Relax... It will be over sooner then you think.

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Dont speed, and don't drive too slow either.

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I could use some points, too, since I hope to go for it next week.

Let us know how it goes!

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I was so freaking lucky for my test- I didn't have to parallel park or drive on the highway :woot:

My one suggestion is that whenever you look into your mirrors or over your shoulder to check traffic, exagerate the movement. Now, I just glance up to the rearview, but actually turn your head so they see you're looking. (Y)

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Drive slow, always at least 5 under speed limit

Move your head when looking at mirrors

Again go slowly around corners.

Lastly think that you are the only one on the road, just obstacles that you must avoid.

When you get your licence forget most things you have been taught!

Watch out for everyone, most want to be in an accident, and are usually drunk!

Don't dare do 5 under the speed limit, you will be screamed abuse at until you crack!

Watch the gas gauge not the speedo (like all of us now, the gas meter takes precedence)

Peak hour means everything goes, there are no laws in peak hour.

Don't indicate too far ahead (the legal distance) most won't know where you're going (ie indicate, turn)

Make sure you cram as many friends into your car as you can, more friends, more respect.

You will have a 50/50 chance of survival until age 25 or 30 or something, thinking you're invincible doesn't make your driving better (hence your friends are for that, wow cool burnout man!)

Kim

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I'm pretty good at normal driving my only problem-causers could be parallel parking and/or reverse stall parking.

Do you guys have any tips for going to your driving test? :D

Thanks :D

Find an empty parking lot to practice parking in (office park on the weekend). If there is road construction near you, "borrow" a few orange cones to set up a parallel parking space.

Take the test in a vehicle that you are comfortable driving.

Keep both hands on the steering wheel at the "10 & 2" positions.

Finally, just try to relax

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Drive the speed limit. not under, not over. You WILL get docked points / marks for going under OR over.

Kim said it right - turn your head! Consitantly - when looking in your side mirrors, and in blind spots.

Don't under or over steer. Stop BEFORE or ON the large white "stop" line - not after, and NOT at the corner (where there are stop signs) - another few points for that.

Have fun. Think "I'll have my licence soon!"

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Don't crash

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This subject comes up a lot... so I'm pining this thread... so make it a good one.

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My one suggestion is that whenever you look into your mirrors or over your shoulder to check traffic, exagerate the movement. Now, I just glance up to the rearview, but actually turn your head so they see you're looking. (Y)

Couldn't agree more :) Also, another point is to take your time, sometimes an examiner will see how you react under pressure with little time, he/she may ask you to make a right/left hand turn almost suddenly when you're very close to a side street, if you feel that you have to been told too late or too close to the street you're meant to turn in to, just relax, take your time, slow down but keep going straight and ask where you should turn next since you missed the previous turn. If they ask why you didn't turn, say that you didn't feel that it was a safe time to turn as you didn't have enough time to slow down or warn the car behind you that you are turning.

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Yeah i hear you have to make it obvious taht your looking around, I'm thinking about just calling things out aka mirror check, shoulder check etc. Will that be good enough?

Can't you go 5 over or under the speed limit without being deducted points?

I was thinking about trying to strike a conversation with the tester, what should I say? Did you see Beckhams goal? :rofl:

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Don't drive to slowly, because, you know, "if you're driving 5 under the limit, the guy behind you is driving 10 under the limit, and the guy behind him is driving 15 under the limit."

Yes, that is an exact quote from the DMV guy who failed me on my first drivers test, that being the reason for failing me.

Makes ya wonder, huh.

-Spenser

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Its easy. just drive watch ur speeds stay at the speed limit its not that hard. make sure when you are looking around all your checks you make it REALLY obvious. I talked to the guy the whole time. it sorta took the edge of my stress and probably made him overlook some stuff.

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Just go the speed limit, don't go 5 over or under even though it's allowed they may take off points.

Always stop at railroads and look before. Nobody does it in real driving but my test person took a couple points off for just driving through a railroad.

Last Don't get nervous, I got nervous and turned left instead of right, it was alright she just then tested me on how well I can get back on course without causing trouble xD...but yea do those things. They will maybe test you on parking 1" away from the sidewalk. If you don't live in a city where theres lots of parallel parking they most likely wont test you on that. They usually test you only on things required in the area you are in. Test in the city is definitely harder than in a suburb area.

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If you're going to turn the wheel for anything other than following a bend in the road, signal. That even includes when you turn into your parking stall at the end of the test.

And don't run anybody over. :D

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Turned out pretty easy i got the license.

But here's what problem I'm facing, now that I've got my license im noticing how hard it is to really follow speed limits, i find myself "speeding" most of the time. doing 60 in 50 zones, 40 in 30 zones, how can I control my heavy foot?

I don't want this to develop into a habit where I'm always speeding, it's not gonna do me any good in the long-term.

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For stateside drivers, i've always found these to help people.

Before you go take your driving test, make sure that your car's lights work or you will automatically fail, remember your hand signals and the basic ergo buttons on your car, like the AC, turn signal switch, light switch, rear de-frost, front window ventilation, e-brake, horn, and emergency lights.

Every driving test area will always have one intersection with a "No Right Turn on Red", remember to look out for the signs.

There will also be an area where there is a 4-way stop sign, it's first come first serve, if you and the vehicle opposite reach the line at the same time, it's their right of way if they are indicating a turn.

Remember to stop behind the limit lines, it is the easiest mistake to commit.

Finally, just relax, and remember to move your head around a little bit to SHOW that you're looking, moving your eye balls will not cut it for you.

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Don't drop the soap.

Just be calm and relax. Look at all the booty-ful things outside like a gangbang taking place in the alley.

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I have my test tomorrow...I am very nervous!!

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...and I failed!

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Bummer - sorry to hear that

What went wrong?

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I was a bit nervous as I had no idea what to expect, but once I started driving I felt I did well. About two mins before the end of the test though I got a major. I was on a duel carriageway and the left lane ahead was closed off by cones, I sought to get accross to the right lane and apparently caused the lorry behind me in the lane next to me to slow down.

So yeah, I failed. I am not going to make any excuses because if you fail you fail for a reason, I could say "blah if there where no roadworks, if there was no lorry"...but when you drive these things happen. I am dissapointed and annoyed though as I have to wait until Christmas before I can take the test again since I am off to Uni.

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