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#91 vetStephen

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:08

Driving stick? Avoid "clutch cruising" and staying in gears too long. "Optimum" gear changes are at 20, 40, 60 and 80km/h. Everyone says drive slowly and carefully which is true, just don't drive too slowly or you might end up making mistakes. Don't grab the inside of the wheel when you turn. Get off the accelerator when you go over a hill. Drive the recommended speed if it differs from the speed limit. Make it obvious that you are doing your shoulder checks, not a quick glimpse of your mirrors and rely on peripheral vision.

That depends entirely on the car


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Posted 31 March 2010 - 11:14

That depends entirely on the car


Yes but most vehicles that learner's learn in has an engine capacity between 1.2-1.6 (max) so that is about right for those engines. I
Keep it below 2.5k revs per gear change

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 16:33

Most cars you can tell when to change from how the engine sounds, many cars in the past here didn't even come with Rev counters.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 16:41

Best tip i can give is to Drive like your grandmother is in the car and try to ignore the proctor as much as possible.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 15:35

That depends entirely on the car


Also depends on the road and conditions.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 14:29

Don't fail

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 14:42

let out a real nasty F**T so that it brings tears to the one testing you and they can't see what you are doing :D Just kidding just relax and drive like you know you can

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 15:09

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? Posted Image

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If you are nervous then that means one thing (and this applies to public speaking as well).

you ready.. you need MORE practice. You should be able to do it ...without thinking. If you think about it, it means that you are worried, you are worried because you are not adequately prepared. Think of it this way... YOU will be driving a LOT when you get your license, this is just the first step to PROVE you can handle. We know you can handle it so just go out there and do it!

Get someone to give you more practice before the REAL test.. that's the best advice. Keep doing it to where you don't even think about it.

Yes but most vehicles that learner's learn in has an engine capacity between 1.2-1.6 (max) so that is about right for those engines. I
Keep it below 2.5k revs per gear change


you are the type person that makes people nervous there is no set limit for revs..what if you are going up a hill? That number will go up.. who watches the revs while driving, your eyes SHOULD remain on the road, so this isn't good advice AT ALL.

Ridiculous and it's incorrect. Listen to the engine.. you know how hard you are pressing the pedal and you SHOULD tell from knowing the car you are driving.. that's how you shift not by watching the console.. that's REALLY bad idea. you don't watch instruments when you drive, those are there for reference, not to use to drive with!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:44

Agreed, eyes on road, you'll usually hear when the engine wants a gear change. I've never looked At rpm counter

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:02

I'm guessing no one bothered to check the date of the original post: August 5, 2007. :laugh:



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