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I failed my driving test :(

gingamangingaman Posts: 576
edited August 2014 in Commuting chat
But that means I can spend more time on the bike 8)

If you passed first time, well done. Those that didn't, how many goes did you have?
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  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,993
    If you look in both the rants and Anti rants....

    Unlucky.
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

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  • gingamangingaman Posts: 576
    Congrats rubertoe :) I didnt think mine qualified as a rant so didnt check there!
  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,993
    It most certainly does count as a rant.

    This was my third time. I have a baby on the way so driving was a must.

    What did you fail on?
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

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  • gingamangingaman Posts: 576
    Observation! :oops: Mitigating factor: the sun was really low and bright, and I didn't properly see a car on the wrong side of the road heading towards me, started to pull out but then threw on the brakes, too late. Fail.
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    Third time for me. I was 30 at the time so a late starter
  • gingamangingaman Posts: 576
    Nearly there myself Mikey, 30 next year :(
  • Can't be that hard look at all the numpty drivers on the road. You'll pass next time I bet.
  • katiebobkatiebob Posts: 208
    *cough* 4 *cough* but that was 12 years ago :-)

    Just nerves on my part - could do everything fine just not in front of the examiner!!
  • bunterbunter Posts: 327
    Failed three time when I was eighteen. Gave up in disgust/ran out of money. Really needed to pass when I was about 30 & passed on the fourth go. I had gained masses of road experience and anticipation skills in the intervening years on the bike, which really helped.
  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,993
    Just to say,

    I am 33, so we are all pretty late comers.
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

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  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,481
    Passed 2nd time age 28. Theory test was being introduced at the time and I had to that after the practical. That took two goes as well. Which was annoying.
  • First time a few months ago (i was 17) Im not bragging i promise... I know someone who has done their theory 30 times so trust me your doing well!! Pretty sure its the luck of who's out on the rode at same time too, all it takes is one idiot to do something wrong in front of you to make you do something wrong too!
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    Passed at 17 first time, in fact both parents and sister passed first time as did my wife and all three kids, must be something in my jeans.......

    Not sure how anyone fails the theory!
  • The Rookie wrote:
    Passed at 17 first time, in fact both parents and sister passed first time as did my wife and all three kids, must be something in my jeans.......

    Not sure how anyone fails the theory!
    And yet you failed the OP's theory test by failing to answer the question asked. :shock: :lol::lol:
  • Passed 1st time at 17. Thought I failed in the first 5 minutes so gave the 'I don't care' attitude for the rest. Turns out I got 1 minor, and that wasn't for what I thought I failed on. No bragging, just showing how nerves easily get in the way. If I didn't believe I had failed, nerves would have got me no doubt.

    Good luck.
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    The Rookie wrote:
    Passed at 17 first time, in fact both parents and sister passed first time as did my wife and all three kids, must be something in my jeans.......

    Not sure how anyone fails the theory!

    What you keep in your trousers is your own business... :wink:
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  • herb71herb71 Posts: 253
    I passed first time at 23. Passed my Motorbike test at 17 first time as well.

    My sister had a test abandoned for dangerous serving. The examiner asked her to pull over, took the keys and walked back to the test centre. I will never let her forget it. She passed on the 4th attempt.
  • Agent57Agent57 Posts: 2,300
    gingaman wrote:
    Those that didn't, how many goes did you have?

    Three for me.

    Failed the first for "undue hesitancy" - basically, not pulling out of a junction when there was time to do so.

    Failed the second for "speeding". :roll: Actually, I don't believe I was speeding, but the examiner lived on my street and we'd had a few run-ins prior to my test.

    Passed my motorcycle tests first time though. \o/ And my cycling proficiency, come to that. :D
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  • angry_birdangry_bird Posts: 3,784
    Past first time. My best mate on the other hand:

    Failed first one for doing 50 in a 30 (to be fair the signs are quite confusing if you don't know the area and are concentrating on the roundabout)
    Failed second one for not checking mirrors enough.
    Failed third one for pulling out when a car flashed him out.
    Passed his fourth time and to be fair, he's one of the safest drivers I know. I wish I could say the same for myself, *touches wood* in the 6 years or so I've been driving I've not crashed yet but I've had a fair few very near misses and it's only my reactions that have kept it that way. Thankfully I don't tend to drive like a censored anymore.
  • MrChuckMrChuck Posts: 1,663
    Passed first time, 27 or 28 when I took it. I was pretty sure I'd failed so nice surprise! That was about 15 years ago and I've never been a regular driver in that time. Usually I only get behind the wheel about 10 times a year.
  • herb71 wrote:
    My sister had a test abandoned for dangerous serving.
    :shock:

    Is she called Nigella?
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  • My parents have between them a record of Played 11 Won 1 Lost 10.

    It's not hereditary. I'm Played 1 Won 1 Lost 0. Passed at 17, and have become even more awesome with every passing day, natch.
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  • My parents have between them a record of Played 11 Won 1 Lost 10.

    It's not hereditary. I'm Played 1 Won 1 Lost 0. Passed at 17, and have become even more awesome with every passing day, natch.
    played 2 won 2 lost 0
    Can anyone beat that?
  • herb71herb71 Posts: 253
    herb71 wrote:
    My sister had a test abandoned for dangerous serving.
    :shock:

    Is she called Nigella?

    That's what happens when you don't re-read what you have typed and autocorrect embarrasses you.

    My shoplifting, test failing sister is now a Met policewoman cruising round all day in a Panda car. London cyclists beware.
  • I passed on my second attempt aged 18 (about 18 years ago), having failed the first test on a single major fault for changing lanes on a roundabout without sufficient mirror checking and signalling :( Lesson learned for the second test and that was passed with only 3 minor faults IIRC.

    I also passed a theory and practical test back in 2006, but that was for the Illinois State DMV license.

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  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,993
    Did i say that i passed my test on friday?

    BTW, the test these days is a lot harder than it was pre theory.
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

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    B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills
  • Passed first time at 17, then went straight out and bought ... a bike.

    Didn't get my first car until I was 24.
  • ad_snowad_snow Posts: 469
    Passed 3rd time when I was 18. Wife passed first time at 17, and boy don't I know it :P

    First one I failed b/c I went "too close to a parked car" and second one because the light was green but the filter light wasn't on (I was turning right) and I got a bit confused and hesitated for 5-10seconds. Sucks but you learn from those sort of things and don't do them again :)
  • Had six lessons, failed first test. 1 more lesson and then passed on 2nd attempt on Friday 13th.
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    I passed first time three months after my 17th birthday. Drove like a censored for a few years completely justifying why young men have such high insurance then calmed right down.
    I started driving instructor training but failed the practical for driving over-cautiously (even the examiner said I would have passed if I relaxed and drove how I normally would).
    I passed my Bikeability Instructor training first time and I'm considering doing the Instructor Instructor training next year. I still want to do Driving Instructor training some time in the future.
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