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Driving tests- how many times?

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plumblossom Fri 25-Sep-09 12:22:35

Just wondering if anyone out there has taken several driving tests and eventually passed or what's the highest number of attempts you've heard of? It seems to be taking more and more to pass these days.

plumblossom Fri 25-Sep-09 12:34:07


ohnelly Fri 25-Sep-09 20:49:18

Passed first time but that was before they introduced seperate theory test. Most people I know passed on first or second, but one that took 4 or 5 times - I lost count! Think it is harder now tbh

HecatesTwopenceworth Fri 25-Sep-09 20:50:48

Failed spectacularly the first time.
Passed 2nd time.

southeastastra Fri 25-Sep-09 20:51:35

passed on 6th attempt shock

Beauregard Fri 25-Sep-09 20:52:47

Passed 1st time nearly 2 years ago.

gemmiegoatlegs Fri 25-Sep-09 20:54:54

passed 4th time. and the examiner informed me I was 'lucky'.

norktasticninja Fri 25-Sep-09 20:55:38

A colleague passed at his 13th attempt. MIL passed 9th time. Most people I know passed second or third time.

I passed first time and I was 36 weeks pregnant. I'm a crap driver though.

notcitrus Fri 25-Sep-09 20:58:26

Four. First I wasn't hugely ready but the examiner I got had been kicked out locally for being such a git and brought back only while someone was away. He was shouting at me before we got to the car (I was reading numberplates off cars way further than he could see, and then I'd put the wheel into steering lock and didn't know how to start the car), but I did do one of the things he failed me on.

2nd, 3 years later after uni, only one mark on my whole test sheet - X for touching the kerb when reversing round a corner. WHich had a road hump in it, was really shallow, and hadn't been built 3 days earlier! Had to turn down a job because of that. And then take the new theory test.

3rd, car was written off day before my test, so had to borrow one. Not good.

2 years later, vowed to continue until I passed, begged BSM for an instructor who would get me through the test, sod learning to 'drive', and preferably without BO. The chap fulfilled both criteria admirably! Test took an hour though as couldn't find anywhere for me to do an emergency stop without small children coming home from school in the way...

ChocOrange05 Mon 28-Sep-09 13:55:24

4th time - I thought I was never going to pass!!

FiveGoMadonTheDanceFloor Mon 28-Sep-09 13:56:14

4th time here aswell

Deeeja Mon 28-Sep-09 21:28:30

passed 4th time, took a test every 2 weeks until I finally passed.

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