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NSW P's test

DUK13Y

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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?
 

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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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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
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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

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

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

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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
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".
 
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