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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by DUK13Y, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. DUK13Y

    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    I'm going for my P's in July and I'm looking at what the test consists of. Don't spose anyone has a marking criteria from a failed test maybe? Have been reading that the parking manoeuvres don't count for much and focus should be mainly on the driving side of things and head-checks, etc. I'm pretty confident with my driving but as the date gets closer I'm slowly starting to freak out a bit.

    Am going for test on my b'day and am halfway expecting a fail because I've heard that they fail your first go quite often, regardless of your driving ability. What should I practice most to give the instructor a harder job to fail me?
     
  2. one_and_only2004

    one_and_only2004 Turbo L98 FTW

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    make sure you stop COMPLETELY before the stop line - that's where they got me
     
  3. walesy

    walesy Aint no family cruiser!!!

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    peice of piss mate i passed my nsw p's 1st go, its a myth they fail males the 1st time... along with the OP, dont clip the edge of a rounda-bout thats classed as a fail too... and yeah looking over your shoulder is a big one especially on a hill start, you will be fine mate dont stress, they will talk to you to see if you get distracted by them... your allowed to talk but make sure your main focus is your driving
     
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    FstStig Diagnostician

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    Hey Mate,

    Mum is a driving school instructor. Here is a run down of Fail and Immediate Fail items.

    1. Disobeying traffic signs, signals or road markings
    2. Failing to give way when necessary
    3.Colliding with a vehicle, pedestrain or object
    4. Performing an Illegal act or manoeuvre
    5.Exceeding the speed limit
    6. Action requiring testing officer intervention
    7. Causing a dangerous situation
    8. Failing to maintain proper control of the vehicle
    9. Failing to exercise due care to avoid an accident
    10. Failing to give way to an emergency vehicle
    11. Disobeying directions from a person controlling traffic
    12. Frequently not signalling intention
    13. Refusing to attempt any part of the test
    14. Repeated or deliberate failure to follow directions
    15. Unreasonably obstructing other vehicles or pedestrains
    16. Receiving external advice or instruction during the test
    17. Not parking to the required standard
    18. Failing to maintain a safe following distance
    19. Frequently not making required observation checks (Using your mirrors)

    Hope this helps you out abit. Also ask a driving school instructor of anything else you might want to know.

    Cheers

    Mumbo Man
     
  5. DUK13Y

    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    Thanks guys. Will be going to see some driving instructors soon to get some lessons on how to pass the test. Lets hope it's as easy as people say it is.
     
  6. walesy

    walesy Aint no family cruiser!!!

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    dunno where bouts in syd u are but if you do it in more of a country town its obviously much easier
     
  7. acarmody

    acarmody Donati..Whoa Green

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    If everyone who did one of these mistakes lost thier licence, then no-one would be driving. :p
     
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    walesy Aint no family cruiser!!!

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    especially in WA... haha worst drivers ever over here!
     
  9. DUK13Y

    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    I'm near Parramatta so unfortunately not in a more rural area. Planning on doing the test at hornsby because it's meant to have a high pass rate.
     
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    Best advice I could give you would be took book in early! I thought I would be safe booking 2 weeks before, but unfortunately I had to wait an extra month, same story after I failed, I had to wait another 4 weeks.
    Also, I know it doesn't really make sense, but I failed because I "did not check my blindspot over my left shoulder whilst exiting a round about".
     
  11. DUK13Y

    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    woh, that early? Can I book twice in case I fail my first attempt?
     
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    Don't think so, becuase you have to pay online or on the phone when you make your booking.
     
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    i passed mine 1st go, easy az
     
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    Yeah man passed my NSW P's test like a month ago, first time on my Bday. Just get your instructor to take you over the courses before you go one the test, I only had one lesson just to learn the courses and I was sweet.

    Even though it seems stupid, whenever you move like 1m in the left or right make sure you head check the required direction, for example if your turning left into a street, HEAD CHECK over your left shoulder!!

    Good luck
     
  15. DUK13Y

    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    Thanks for the tips guys. Will be practising like crazy for the next few months.
     
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    Turd Ferguson Donating Member

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    ya good luck man, be careful if youre doing it in school zone times. i got done on my 1st test for few k's over when i thought i was already out of school zone and over white lines at intersection.
     
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    dude just chillout and act like your a safe driver thats not goin to cause any accidents
    thats what i did, and i did it in my work uniform so i looked all mature and respectable...
    lucky bastard i am, i did 2 fail items.... 70 in a 50 zone, and didnt stop at the left turn after stopping,

    but the lady did tell my mum lol,
    i think she felt sorry for me because i need the licence for work
     
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    Adam_88 soon to be boosted

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    i got mine 1st go lust relax and dont let the nerves take over
     
  19. DUK13Y

    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    lol.. easier said than done.
     
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    tbh i was more nevous with the l trent guy than the rta tester, probly because the l trent guy was a dick and i hated him, the rta tester was relaxed and just chatted, he kept going on about how much traffic there was cause we spent 10 mins waiting at a damn t junction it was soo busy
     

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