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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:18   #1
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Failed driving test :(

Totally gutted, I felt my test went perfect and honestly feel robbed & cheated.

Little old man with a smirk telling me I'd failed, I swear I nearly hit him!

Turns out him and my instructor once had an argument and my instructor called him a *****...Think this might have had any effect? DAMN RIGHT!

How debatable is mirrors? I'm so blatant with them aswell.

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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:21   #2
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Sometimes you can fail without doing anything wrong. Much like life in general, really. Just rebook your test.
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:22   #3
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I failed my test twice before passing, it's a horrible feeling. On both occassions I had very few minor faults, 3 and 4, but got 1 major on each test, stupidm ones to boot.
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:22   #4
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If you react like this to a failed test, how on earth will you react to an actual serious situation whilst behind the wheel of a ton of steel?

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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:24   #5
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If you react like this to a failed test, how on earth will you react to an actual serious situation whilst behind the wheel of a ton of steel?
Reacting like this due to me feeling cheated. This is totally different circumstances to dealing with an issue on the road?
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:24   #6
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I hated all the "show" you had to do for your test, making everything blatant and in your face so the instructor could see you were doing it. It doesn't even vaguely resemble how you end up driving.
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:26   #7
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Did you get your test sheet back highlighting which majors were marked?

The snickering is rather unprofessional. Maybe you can put forward a complaint and ensure that you get a different examiner for your next test.
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:27   #8
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What exactly did you fail on?

I thought my test went horribly and passed, it's just your luck on the day!

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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:27   #9
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Got to love know it all learner drivers!
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:33   #10
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Got to love know it all learner drivers!
^^ this.

I love how most new drivers assume that passing the test = being able to drive.

You learn far more in your first 6 months alone on the road than you do in the lessons before passing your test.


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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:34   #11
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^^ this.

I love how most new drivers assume that passing the test = being able to drive.

You learn far more in your first 6 months alone on the road than you do in the lessons before passing your test.
Maybe so but for 40min's my drive was near perfect!

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What exactly did you fail on?

I thought my test went horribly and passed, it's just your luck on the day!
Use of mirrors changing direction.
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:35   #12
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^^ this.

I love how most new drivers assume that passing the test = being able to drive.

You learn far more in your first 6 months alone on the road than you do in the lessons before passing your test.
Very true, I remember having a discussion with my dad:

Me: I've passed my driving test
Dad: Well done, now you'll learn how to drive.
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:36   #13
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Got to love know it all learner drivers!
We were all one once!

The fact that the examiner might have been biased would lead me to putting a complaint in tbh.

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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:36   #14
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Very true, I remember having a discussion with my dad:

Me: I've passed my driving test
Dad: Well done, now you'll learn how to drive.
Correct. However common sense then needs to be applied
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:37   #15
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Very true, I remember having a discussion with my dad:

Me: I've passed my driving test
Dad: Well done, now you'll learn how to drive.
when my grandad was teaching my mum, he told her "I'm not going to teach you to drive, I'm going to teach you how to pass your test"
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:38   #16
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Instructor told me not to place a complaint because it will go against him and might go against me in my next test. He said he'll come along with me next time if it's the same instructor.
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:38   #17
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Unless things have changed, when I took my drivinf test I was told the following:

Always try and get the first test of the day.

Otherwise, if the tester happened to have the world's most perfect driver before you, then your minor mistakes will show up more. Of course, it would work to your advantage if the previous one was useless but better to have a "clean slate"

Secondly, testors were expected to fail a certain percentage of drivers. So if he had passed loads of people that week and needed to get his percentage down, then he might fail you for minor things when on another day you would have passed.

Don't let it get you down. You'll pass next time.

Statistically speaking, drivers who failed their first test are less likely to have an accident.

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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:39   #18
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People cling on to anything as an excuse why they failed.

Why would a examiner fail someone out of spite? They are only giving the instructor more money from additional lessons.

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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:39   #19
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Very true, I remember having a discussion with my dad:

Me: I've passed my driving test
Dad: Well done, now you'll learn how to drive.
seems abit of a short discussion.
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:40   #20
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Looking for excuses won't help anything, you failed, he wouldn't fail you without reason, get over it and try again in a month or so.

I failed my test first time too, 2 minors and 1 major, I know that it was the other persons fault but I should have anticipated it, therefore I failed


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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:41   #21
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seems abit of a short discussion.
Indeed.
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:41   #22
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Maybe so but for 40min's my drive was near perfect!



Use of mirrors changing direction.
Apparently not. Good luck with your claim of bias, you may need to take your test in another county though.

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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:42   #23
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I failed two, and I am the Stig.

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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:42   #24
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seems abit of a short discussion.
haha, that was my first thought as well

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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:43   #25
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People cling on to anything as an excuse why they failed.

Why would a examiner fail someone out of spite? They are only giving the instructor more money from additional lessons.
Seriously I'm not a biased person, I fully understand when I make a mistake they happen all the time! But this was a situation I know was fine and to fail on something to trivial is ludicrous.

Having someone not pass goes against the instructor and their reputation, reputation is much more important that a few more £20 notes from me.
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:43   #26
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Don't worry about it, just rebook and have another stab.


Boom.
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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:44   #27
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Try to be very deliberate in checking your mirrors and make sure you let the examiner see you doing it. Better luck next time.

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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:44   #28
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Sorry to hear that, what were the major faults? when i failed the first time it was i was driving to fast for the situation.

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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:45   #29
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You didnt fail your test because the examiner was a mong. You didnt fail the test because the examiner fell out with the instructor. You didnt fail the test because there is a quota.

You failed the test because your driving was below that required for a pass.

It's that simple. Suck it up, learn some more, and try again.

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Secondly, testors were expected to fail a certain percentage of drivers. So if he had passed loads of people that week and needed to get his percentage down, then he might fail you for minor things when on another day you would have passed.
This is complete rubbish and utterly false.

You fail for one reason and one reason alone: Because your driving on the day was not at the required standard. No ifs, no buts.

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Old 8th Mar 2010, 12:46   #30
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Secondly, testors were expected to fail a certain percentage of drivers. So if he had passed loads of people that week and needed to get his percentage down, then he might fail you for minor things when on another day you would have passed.
Lol, people still believe that crap?

It's an urban legend, made up by people who were miffed that they sucked when on the test.


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