mac_shinobi (10th March 2014)
At my 4th attempt I've finally passed the damn thing and good riddance to it... what a nightmare! Glad I wont have to use that horrible flawed system ever again, unless I don't pass my test within 2 years !
One step closer!!
mac_shinobi (10th March 2014)
Well done man! Always nice when that happens, I remember it well passed on the second time and passed practical on my 3rd try with no minors. Fingers crossed you pass first in your practical! Have you got a car yet?
Nah no car yet, I'll try my best to pass first time, I have been up to "test standard" but had taken a break from driving tuition to concentrate on my theory and that was march last year so will have to get back into the swing of things but that probably wont take long!
Thanks - I thought I'd done the worst on it this time too, even failed one of the vids for being disqualified!
well done and good luck in the driving test.
I'm really glad I passed ages ago as I've tried the hazard perception test on several occasions and I can't do it, I'm too aware, I see hazards everywhere!
Congratulations man & good luck!
Sometimes being old has it's advantages!
I remember my examiner showing me a flip chart thing with some road signs on and asking me what a few of them were... Theory done!
But, I think that is all it was, hard to remember clearly... So long ago...
During my test I was asked the following questions:
What is the traffic light sequence?
When would I not drive off as the lights change to green?
When is it unsafe to overtake?
That was it.
The Hazard Perception videos are awful and I would say that looking at a small square on a computer screen does not determine if you can see hazards, for a start when your driving Hazards just 'register' everything is a hazrad when your driving at 60 mph!! on a little video screen you cant'see hazards properly, they appear as a small blob on a screen it's more like learning to play a computer game, you have to learn how it works to fully understand how to pass it!
The hazard perception is basically a reaction test, so you could argue whether it's a blob or not and it's moving you should be aware of it.
Anyway, the point is you did it, so you just need to focus on the practical. In my experience it is very much a combination of luck and skill. The examiner and the route you take vary as it took me three goes at the practical.
I passed my theory and hazard perception test first time , it was the practical that I failed first time and passed on the 2nd attempt.
1) Didn't give right of way to on coming traffic when I had some cars etc on my side of the road ( even though I had enough time to get passed them before the other on coming traffic got any where near where I was
2) I did not brake before a curved slip road , I was always told to only brake when on a slip road and no mention of braking before it until after the test by which point it was too late as I had already failed
I think there were a few other things ref the first test, then on the 2nd test I passed but I got a minor for not swapping lanes when I couldn't as no F*&^&*ker would let me onto the other lane even though I was indicating etc in plenty of time and also a minor for not going fast enough in the relevant areas ie driving at 50 mph instead of 60 mph in a 60 mph area ie A / B roads ie A428 / A509 etc
Other than that, was just the manevours that I had to work hard at ie multi point turns, reversing around a corner, parallel parking etc etc
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 10th March 2014 at 03:26 PM.
i *just* passed my theory, (passed it by 2 marks, hazard part by 1), but whatever, a pass is a pass, i apssed first time with 10 or 11 minors.....
That's almost how many years ago I took my test 1965 for my motorbike and 1966 for the car.50 questions
50 questions, 15 videos - one video has 2 hazards.
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