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Old 29 November 2013, 14:37   #111
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yeah fine with that mate
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Old 07 December 2013, 18:25   #112
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Booked in for days lesson and then test so by newyear I shall no longer need to worry
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Booked in for days lesson and then test so by newyear I shall no longer need to worry
Well done lad, you can:t go wrong! !
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Old 07 December 2013, 19:27   #114
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haha yeah you can! - work hard on getting rid of bad habits, remember its a driving test so both hands on wheel at all times, mirror signal maneuver and all that. its sad that cocking up on something like that will make you fail what should be a 'trailer test'.
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haha yeah you can! - work hard on getting rid of bad habits, remember its a driving test so both hands on wheel at all times, mirror signal maneuver and all that. its sad that cocking up on something like that will make you fail what should be a 'trailer test'.
You're saying you don't mirror-signal-manoevre then? Or that it's perfectly alright to drive badly on a test as long as you don't hit anything?...
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absolutely correct what im saying is, just like the vast majority of drivers, i had loads of bad habits which are hard to get out of - things that most people would think of as being fine like steering with one hand etc. as for driving badly on the test, having bad habits doesnt always mean driving badly, and i would rather there was a little more leniency towards this to reflect the fact that the driver has years of experience, unlike when passing the first driving test.
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I find powerboating makes your car driving worse. One hand for the wheel in a boat, two hands on the wheel in a car. I sometimes find myself driving the car with one hand on the wheel and one on the gearstick Strangely pushing hard forwards on the gearstick does nothing.

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absolutely correct what im saying is, just like the vast majority of drivers, i had loads of bad habits which are hard to get out of - things that most people would think of as being fine like steering with one hand etc. as for driving badly on the test, having bad habits doesnt always mean driving badly, and i would rather there was a little more leniency towards this to reflect the fact that the driver has years of experience, unlike when passing the first driving test.
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i would rather there was a little more leniency towards this to reflect the fact that the driver has years of experience, unlike when passing the first driving test.
I quite agree...

If I ever have to sit a driving test again I hope they'll understand that I'm a busy man and have evolved myself to be able to multi-task unlike lesser mortals. So I am more than capable of checking my email on my phone while talking on it and possibly typing a text message at the same time. So I see no reason why they wont let me do that while doing this driving test malarky... ...people are always saying that tests should be more like real life. Maybe to spice things up they'll supply me a big mac to eat at the same time as well... if I manage to eat it without dropping the gerkin on my lap I should surely pass the test...?
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Funny innit with some of these rules whilst driving.....

some people have been done for eating a sandwich when driving...
done for drinking out of a bottle or can whilst driving... yet its appears to be quite acceptable to smoke whilst driving.

If you drop a piece of sandwich on your lap I can't see a problem but drop a lighted cig on your lap well.....

also you bend down and look away when lighting up with the in car cig lighter or even an ordinary lighter

Police use hand radio mics whilst driving as do taxi drivers... yet you cant do that legally with a mobile.
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