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Driving test help?!

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TangfasticFanatic Thu 15-Sep-16 21:58:30

I've failed my test-- more than once.
Anyone uses any remedies like Kalms or the rescue remedy and found it useful?

Or have any advice for me in general?

Sometimes I feel like giving up but the amount of money confused and time I've put into it means that's not an option!


TangfasticFanatic Thu 15-Sep-16 22:46:59

Any advice welcome...

TangfasticFanatic Sun 18-Sep-16 17:50:30

Please, any advice literally any gratefully received.. really don't want to fail again, it's so draining each time and if I was to fail again, with local waiting times it'll take me up to the new year. confused

ThatsWotSheSaid Sun 18-Sep-16 17:54:58

Sorry it's awful isn't it. I passed my third test because I thought I'd failed (read the driving licence wrong) before I'd left the test centre so relaxed a bit. The only advice I've got is get as much practice as possible with real drivers not just your instructor. Drive in bad traffic and push yourself to do round about etc so your test will seem easier by comparison. What did you fail on?

ThatsWotSheSaid Sun 18-Sep-16 17:55:35

Oh and I got a cancellation by constantly logging in and looking to change the date.

TangfasticFanatic Sun 18-Sep-16 19:29:37

The first time I failed on loads of things, was a complete disaster - mainly because of nerves I think! The most recent one, I failed because I should have slowed down at later or stopped somewhere but carried on going - didn't cause any issues but marked it as a fail. And that was on the way back to the test centre blush

TangfasticFanatic Sun 18-Sep-16 19:30:14

Slowed down at least, or stopped I meant!

Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Sun 18-Sep-16 19:32:35

Passed 8 th attempt! 2 paracetamol and a Mars bar. Pills to keep temp down when stressed and chocolate for an energy boost! Had 2 minors! Good luck. It can be done!!

TangfasticFanatic Sun 18-Sep-16 19:44:59

Thank you.. smile
If you don't mind me asking, what did you fail on before? Was it just little things or quite a few each time? Xx

youvegottobekidding Tue 20-Sep-16 19:42:00

It's nerve wrecking is it - sorry I'm not being of much help - I'm learning & failed my first test, heading for my 2nd very soon, however, judging by my last lesson, I look to fail again sad I messed everything up.

On my fist test, I failed miserably on reverse round a left corner, but it was uphill & I hadn't practised that before so it all went to pot, apart from that a a couple of other things it was ok. Since then I've practised loads of times trying to do reverse round a left corner uphill & I can not do it, I simply can not steer & control the accelerator at the same time in reverse!! So just have to hope to god I don't get it again on this test!!

I'm not good at any manoeuvre - it's like a breakdown in communication between what my brain is trying to get my hands & feet what to do!

You'll get there, don't despair.

TangfasticFanatic Tue 20-Sep-16 20:54:34

It's it so nerve wracking isnt it, I could do 100 tests and still be nervous.

I hate reversing around a corner, especially on a hill, I focus too much on the wing mirror to see where the kerb is - if I'm following it around rather than looking out of the back window!
And as for being ready for your next test, I'm heading for my next test as well and some lessons I think I'm ready and some I think oh my god that went wrong in every way possible!

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