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Passed my test!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Kazzan, 26 Jul 2006.

  1. Kazzan

    Associate

    Joined: 9 Jun 2006

    Posts: 97

    I had my test today at 17:37 in the middle of Guildford, and it was horrible... but I passed.

    I never want to do one of those again... ever. Doing a test at rush hour is not recommended. I ended up with 13 minors :eek:, the test centre is right next to one of the largest junctions in Guildford and the first thing he did was take me there. I got really really nervous, i.e. panic attack style nervous, I was getting really confused and cars, bikes, and pedestrians were running all over the place and I started racking up the minors at the rate of a couple a minute. My legs were shaking and I was seriously cacking it.

    Fortunately I snapped out of it when I was back on familiar roads, and started driving a lot better, and the second half of the test I drove perfectly.

    I completely expected to have failed, but when I got to the test centre the guy said "I'm happy to tell you that you've passed, despite what seemed to be your best efforts to fail". :(

    I should really be happy to have passed, but to be honest it feels a bit hollow because I haven't driven that badly since my 6th lesson. It's annoying, because usually I'm (in my opinion) a really good driver by novice standards, I just suck when it comes to tests. Oh well, I guess if the examiner had thought I was dangerous he wouldn't have passed me. I'm definitely considering further tuition now though, especially considering my choice of car.

    Also the examiner said I wasn't allowed to drive until I got my license back from the DVLA... but my instructor said that was rubbish, so I phoned up the DVLA and they said that was rubbish too... (The examiner gave me my license back however, so I have to send off my pass certificate tomorrow, so I won't actually have anything to prove I passed which could be dodgy if I get pulled over).
     
  2. Dreadi

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Feb 2006

    Posts: 6,737

    congrats!!!
     
  3. West

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Dec 2004

    Posts: 9,100

    Location: Rugeley, Staffs

    Nice one mate! Now you get to drive that stylish Cupra beast thing ;p


    Good man!
     
  4. saitrix

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 2 Jun 2003

    Posts: 8,944

    Location: Loughborough

    Haha they tried that one on me. :D I didn't fall for it. ;)
     
  5. Acolyte

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,774

    Location: Bristol

    Congrats, but you will need to get used to hairy situations on the roads, very common indeed!
     
  6. Kazzan

    Associate

    Joined: 9 Jun 2006

    Posts: 97

    We drove down to Brighton in it on Sunday and experienced lots of hairy situations without falling apart. I guess having a woman in a skimpy top in the passenger seat calmed my nerves a lot more than a middle-aged man with a clipboard and yellow jacket did. :D
     
  7. Acolyte

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,774

    Location: Bristol

    Yeah that always helps :cool: