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Cheeka Fri 21-Dec-12 21:17:03

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Pootles2010 Fri 21-Dec-12 21:21:54

Ah you poor thing! Is it just the two weeks you've had? In which case, it's hardly surprising. They are worse than useless. Honestly it's not you at all. Find yourself a decent instructor, start again when your twins are here. You will get there, promise. Chin up!wink

dontcallmehon Fri 21-Dec-12 21:21:58

I took 5 tests before I passed mine. On my 4th, when I was already a capable driver, I got a dangerous fault because I lost it and went to turn right where there was no right turn shock. It was because I knew I had already failed on reverse round a corner, so I went slightly mental! Been driving six months now with no probs!

It took me a long time to be ready though (think 2 years, not 2 weeks) and if you're getting 6 majors I think you need to stop putting pressure on yourself to pass quickly and take your time. You will get there!

kilmuir Fri 21-Dec-12 21:24:57

think maybe you were wrongly advised to go in for the test.

I had lessons for 4 years (on and off) and failed it 5 times. I had at least 3 marks for dangerous on each of them. The examiner had to grab the wheel and use the emergency brakes more than once. This was 16 years ago and I've never had an accident since I passed.

Cheeka Fri 21-Dec-12 21:35:35

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Cheeka Fri 21-Dec-12 21:38:55

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LadyKinbote Fri 21-Dec-12 21:42:53

I've done worse on a test but can't give details as I will out myself! But trust me, it could be worse... blush

MrsJingleBells74 Fri 21-Dec-12 21:44:24

On my first test I crashed the car into a roundabout barrier& knocked half the front bumper off blush

I didn't take a test again for about 4 years after that.

Finally on the 6th attempt at the age of 29 I passed.

SweetMingePie Fri 21-Dec-12 21:49:18

I failed my first test before I even left the test centre blush

Seriously though, these intense courses are no good, you'd be better off doing 1/2 hours a few times a week and going outie a relatives car as well if you can.

Good luck!

orangepudding Fri 21-Dec-12 21:50:06

My first test was terrible. Examiner had to break for a pedestrian on a roundabout and two other stupid major faults too. Second wasn't much better. I was a totally different driver in my tests.
Passed third time because the examiner put me at ease.
I really recommend you put itbehind you rebook as soon as you can carry on with lessons. If you can do it during lessons you can pass your test eventually! Good luck!

Cheeka Fri 21-Dec-12 21:58:30

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diddlediddledumpling Fri 21-Dec-12 22:12:41

I failed twice years ago and gave just started learning again. Rather than an intensive course, I'm doing three 1 hour lessons each week. I feel confident about passing my test in January, but more importantly I'm getting my nerves under control, since really that's what I failed on before. By the time I take my test, I'll only have been learning for 2 months, so it is doable.

dontcallmehon Fri 21-Dec-12 22:17:27

I think the advantage of taking your lessons over a longer period is that by the time you pass you have driven in different weather conditions and at different times, plus you come across a variety of different traffic scenarios you may have to handle for real when you are driving solo. I think it is much safer to do it that way, as you are not just looking to pass your test, but to be a competent driver.

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