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  #61  
Old 30th October 2017, 00:24
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^ That's the way to do it I think what puzzles many people is they cock up things they wouldn't normally due to anxiety.



^^ How'd you get one so soon! Good luck! I've got mirrors so hardcoded into me that I can't do anything without checking them first My big problems seem to be coming in too fast at roundabouts, and forgetting to indicate


I donít know I got so lucky! It was either Wednesday or the end of November so Iím glad I got there quick. Just hope I pass this time so I donít have to wait way longer next time. I have that issue too, Iím always going too fast at roundabouts and kind of graze the other lane! Just gotta keep at it I guess
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Old 1st November 2017, 20:20
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Updating the thread for the last time because ... I PASSED MY TEST TODAY!!!!!! Iím so happy guys, thanks for all your support along the way. I texted my dick instructor and then blocked his number, it felt good.
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Old 1st November 2017, 23:57
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Well done on passing your driving test
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Old 2nd November 2017, 01:03
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Congrats. The real learning begins now. Drive safe and enjoy the freedom.
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Old 2nd November 2017, 01:16
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Thank you both
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Old 2nd November 2017, 06:51
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Well done!

What were your faults like?
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Old 3rd November 2017, 02:31
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Updating the thread for the last time because ... I PASSED MY TEST TODAY!!!!!! Iím so happy guys, thanks for all your support along the way. I texted my dick instructor and then blocked his number, it felt good.
I knew you would get there.

Congratulations, and well done for keeping on going through all the tough times when you felt you'd never make it.

Here, have an old school Mini Convertible.
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Old 3rd November 2017, 11:06
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I knew you would get there.

Congratulations, and well done for keeping on going through all the tough times when you felt you'd never make it.

Here, have an old school Mini Convertible.


It means a lot Ajax! Thanks so much for your reassurance along the way. It really helped me out.
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Old 3rd November 2017, 11:14
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Congratulations!!
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Old 3rd November 2017, 13:57
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Thank you all so much!
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Old 12th November 2017, 16:24
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Well done!!

I have my test in 2days which I'm trying not to freak out about, just been looking over show me tell me questions and preparing for the test route. I'm already under a lot of stress and been very unwell at the moment with anxiety due to other reasons, but Im on beta blockers so I might just up my dose for next 2days to calm me down lol.

Just don't wana fail for a third time tbh...
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Old 18th November 2017, 07:23
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How did you do sillypenguin? Sorry about the anxiety levels being high for you around the time of your test, thatís not helpful. Did you manage to up your dosage for your medicine?


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Old 18th November 2017, 09:18
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^^ I hope you got on okay and are feeling less anxious.
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Old 22nd November 2017, 17:15
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Hey guys,

No I still didnt pass !! Was due to few silly things; like how I turned at a tiny roundabout and that I reversed back just a bit too much at the parallel park It was a totally unexpected route that they took me and the roads were beyond busy. I dont think the beta blockers helped much anyways lol.

Always next time I guess, despite me feeling like whats the point (I have no extra cash to do lessons or book a test for a while...)
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Old 22nd November 2017, 18:01
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Those seem like minor issues to me. But it all depends on the examiner, i failed first time because i didnít steer enough into a tight bend and checked mirrors too much!! Maybe go back and see about changing your medication not even for your driving but just in general? Beta blockers didnít work well for me but of course everyone is different!
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Old 22nd November 2017, 21:54
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^^ never mind at least you gave it your best shot and like you say there is always next time, I'm sure you will do it next time round
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Old 6th December 2017, 16:34
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I passed today and scored 2 minors.

Next time I'm driving that early in the morning I will try to score more minors - mount the kerb and bowl them all over. Bloody school kids.

Quite honestly I thought I had failed 5 minutes into the test, as I was stuck waiting for traffic for a couple of minutes before I could move off to start the independent driving (no sat nav for me). So I took a smaller than usual gap as an opportunity and had to floor it in my instructors 1 litre. Lol.

When I saw the car behind me close in on me I thought '**** it I've just failed', so I wasn't nervous for the rest of the test. He didn't mark me down for that though - presumably because by the time they were up my arse I was doing 20 in a 30 and still accelerating.

The key is to get an understanding instructor imo. Obviously I didn't tell my instructor that I am a complete fruitloop, but he taught my sister and cousin so I knew he wasn't a knobber.
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Old 7th December 2017, 03:35
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^ Well done, that's great news.
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Old 4th January 2018, 23:48
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Got my test again tomorrow
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Old 5th January 2018, 15:54
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Passed with two minors
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Old 5th January 2018, 16:26
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Well done! I bet you would have kissed the examiners bum, if they asked you. I can still remember that feeling, and it was 31 years ago.
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Old 5th January 2018, 16:37
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Na he was far too no-nonsense for that
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Old 6th January 2018, 03:46
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Thanks
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Old 6th January 2018, 17:55
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Now the real learning starts when your let loose on your own.
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Old 6th January 2018, 18:40
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Hi so I've been learning to drive for a few months now and my anxiety is really getting in the way of me getting the hang of it. I'm now with a second instructor and I pressure myself so much to get things right, not for my benefit but HIS. Not because I care what he specifically thinks, but just because he's another human being who's judging me and I get embarrassed when I make mistakes. Ugh it's so silly even writing this and I know it's irrational to think this way but I can't help it because of my anxiety. Because I'm so worried about him watching me and correcting me (this is his job so obviously he does this) I take things so personally and get flustered and make even more mistakes. Basically I'm writing this in the hopes for some reassurance that others have felt this way and have passed their test nonetheless.
I feel exactly the same way, but I still haven't passed my test after around 4 years. I'm thinking about taking it in an automatic so I've got less to think about and be corrected on I really need to pass as it will be beneficial to my job and I won't have to catch trains all the time. Fingers crossed for both of us haha
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Old 16th January 2018, 04:43
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^ You don't need to know the theory before you start driving

By far the most useful thing when learning I'd say is having a car to drive, and someone to sit with you obviously. The amount you pay for an instructor is far more than a car costs. I only had about 14 hours with my instructor, and 4 hours of that was probably spent driving to the town I was practising in for the test.
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Old 16th January 2018, 10:32
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Ah that's a pain in arse Have you actually attempted the theory test yet?
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Old 16th January 2018, 15:37
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You can retake as many times as you need to, I failed the first time on the hazard awareness (I clicked too early), just took it again a couple of weeks later
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Old 16th January 2018, 15:42
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^ yeah the hazard awareness is basically pot luck. I passed my theory but then stopped learning and had to do it again, ended up passing it three times in the end.

I can't remember my stopping distances, good job I don't drive now. Not that knowing you can stop from 70Mph in X meters really helps on the road anyway.
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Old 16th January 2018, 20:55
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Fortunately there was no theory test in my day 32 years ago, you had the 35 mins test and 2 questions and 2 road sign cards from the examiner at the end. Those were the days.
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