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Failed theory test :(

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Ex-RoNiN, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. Ex-RoNiN


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 12,356

    Well, not too surprised, I didn't study at all for it, I passed the Hazard Perception test with 56 points, but only got 28 on the multiple choice. I didn't know what to do with lights in different conditions, didn't know about different braking distances, and about speed limits when towing. Fair enough really, this you just have to study.

    So, for next time I'm gonna buy a book to make sure I take care of these questions as well. Which book do you recommend? I heard that some come with vouchers for some free lessons with BSM or the AA, do you happen to know which ones they are?
  2. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 150,953

    If you had failed the hazard perception I'd have understood but I'm sorry there is simply NO excuse for failing the multiple choice questions, even with no revision.

    They are so ridiculously easy they are insulting to most peoples intelligent. How can you possibly fail a test which includes such fantastic questions as, and this is a serious question from the test:

    'You encounter an accident at the side of the road. What do you do first?'

    a) Offer the driver involved a cigerrette
    b) Offer the driver an alcoholic drink
    c) Call the emergency services
    d) Something else equally inane I can't remember

    Seriously, poor show :p
  3. Dave85


    Joined: Jan 18, 2004

    Posts: 8,318

    Location: Sunny Scotland

    Ul man, I failed it 1st aswell but was hazzard perception I was trying out a trick i read online it didnt work lol
  4. Tesla


    Joined: Jan 19, 2003

    Posts: 17,391

    Location: Bristol, UK

    They are easy except the braking distance questions which are very easy to learn but if you don't know them then they are anybodys guess as they are massively inaccurate for modern cars anyway.

    Anybody seen some punctuation around for my above "sentence"?
  5. andi


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 12,682

    Location: Manchester

    You were quite unlucky to get three of the very few vaguely tricky questions.
  6. L0rdMike


    Joined: Nov 3, 2003

    Posts: 10,385

    Location: Southampton

    I didnt revise and passed.

    I had a really stupid question that was so easy, was about braking in icy conditions. Anyone that chose the handbrake option should be shot. :p
  7. Bri


    Joined: Oct 19, 2003

    Posts: 4,838

    Location: Sunny Teesside

    But you only get 2 questions max on braking distances.

    I did no swotting & thought, 'If I get a braking distance one, I'll guess it'. 1st question comes up, 'At 50mph in normal conditions.........' :D

    I passed though, 32/35. Got the 1st question wrong, 1 on motorway signage & I have no idea what the other one was.

    I'm with Fox here, no-one should fail this, even the hazard perception is laughably easy.
  8. Nazbit


    Joined: Dec 11, 2004

    Posts: 3,339

    Unlucky mate, I failed my first theory test, got all the questions right then messed up the hazard perception.

    Stupidly badly designed piece of **** is that hazard perception test. :p
  9. Tesla


    Joined: Jan 19, 2003

    Posts: 17,391

    Location: Bristol, UK

    I never realised that.

    I remember one of my questions about answering a mobile whilst driving.
  10. L0rdMike


    Joined: Nov 3, 2003

    Posts: 10,385

    Location: Southampton

    When I passed mine I sat and waited 10mins for someone else to finish and leave. :o
  11. Kroegen


    Joined: Apr 20, 2006

    Posts: 925

    Location: In your heart

    I passed first time. I didnt revise either. As Fox said, its soo easy id find it hard to get some of those questions wrong.
  12. Mr-White


    Joined: Nov 12, 2002

    Posts: 14,496

    Location: In my own little world

    serves you right don't it :p

  13. Giddy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 1,470

    Location: Solihull

    Dont worry mate, I know someone who failed it 7 times! Although saying that I think she may be still taking her pratical exam... after 10 years of trying :p
  14. Stellios


    Joined: Aug 27, 2004

    Posts: 17,018

    Location: Geordieland

    If you havent already, do the practice tests on *** DVLAs website, as they actually show up in the test. They did for me anyways.

    I done 2 practive tests, and the hazzard perception once, and got 33/35 and 59 IIRC on the perception :)
  15. mattpc


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,307


    You are clearly a very foolish person ex-ronnin!!! :) Just do some study next time and you will be right!
  16. Jonners


    Joined: Nov 22, 2002

    Posts: 17,123

    Location: Wherever I want to be

    Dont worry, you'll be rate next time.

  17. hittman

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 17, 2003

    Posts: 1,594

    I got 100% on the theory test but I revised. lol. Didn't get the braking distance questions. Didnt have to do the perception test either. I passed 1st time. :D doesn't mean I'm a good driver though. :p
  18. chrisd

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 20, 2004

    Posts: 1,740

    No, the majority of the questions are common sense. Some have to be revised for.
  19. Del Lardo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 8, 2003

    Posts: 2,262

    Location: Cambridge

    I easily passed first time with no revision. I may have been lucky but I found that watching my parents for 17 years was more than enough revision. When I took my test there was a girl there sitting it for the 6th time. Since then I've (rightly or wrongly) perceived the Theory Test as Darwins way of keeping stupid drivers off the road.

    I hope that next time you manage to sort yourself out and don't prove to be another of Darwins children on the road.
  20. Northwind

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 31, 2006

    Posts: 1,790

    I got 3 tram questions :rolleyes: "What does this sign mean?" "It means I'm really lost, we don't have any trams up here"

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