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Re: Learning to Drive Support Group « Reply #15 on: July 05, 2010, 12:01 PM »
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AND was even disqualified on one coz I clicked too many times lol
That's why I felt it vital to practice, because it's easy to click too many times for the right reasons and get penalised for it.
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Re: Learning to Drive Support Group « Reply #16 on: July 05, 2010, 12:01 PM »
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Doesn't sound like a big deal.

yeah it's not really. It's supposed to make drivers more aware on the road before they pass. Being able to follow signs and directions rather than simply being told where to go.
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Re: Learning to Drive Support Group « Reply #17 on: July 05, 2010, 12:02 PM »
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That's why I felt it vital to practice, because it's easy to click too many times for the right reasons and get penalised for it.

The Hazard Perception test is the biggest pile of ******** I've ever taken part in in my life. It is the most ridiculous test.
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Re: Learning to Drive Support Group « Reply #18 on: July 05, 2010, 12:04 PM »
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Indeed yes
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Re: Learning to Drive Support Group « Reply #19 on: July 05, 2010, 12:04 PM »
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Yep, I agree. It's almost impossible to fail! And if you've been in and around cars a lot as a kid, the questions are also mostly easy. I happened to learn for it, but a lot of my friends didn't, and still passed no problem.
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Re: Learning to Drive Support Group « Reply #20 on: July 05, 2010, 12:08 PM »
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Yep, I agree. It's almost impossible to fail! And if you've been in and around cars a lot as a kid, the questions are also mostly easy. I happened to learn for it, but a lot of my friends didn't, and still passed no problem.

You would thinks so. I passed the practice ones by miles. Went in for my test, failed by 1 point! This was only by clicking once per clip.

I went in the second time, doing what my instructor said :click, wait, click wait, click. Failed by MORE!

It's just an incredibly bad system. The fact that you are not allowed to spot a hazard before it's "developing" is firstly, ludicrous, and secondly down to an individuals interpretation! It's totally unrealistic as well with the fact you can't do anything like brake, indicate, see your mirrors etc. It's not testing very much at all.
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Re: Learning to Drive Support Group « Reply #21 on: July 05, 2010, 12:45 PM »
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You just click anything that moves lol

Yep, I agree. It's almost impossible to fail! And if you've been in and around cars a lot as a kid, the questions are also mostly easy. I happened to learn for it, but a lot of my friends didn't, and still passed no problem.

See, now I feel thick.  Even more so coz I can't pass the practice ones.  With me though, when I'm in a car I've never really paid attention to the road, just enjoyed the ride.  Now I pay attention and ask whoever is driving about certain things.  Though most of my friends don't seem to know alot of stuff!!!
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Re: Learning to Drive Support Group « Reply #22 on: July 05, 2010, 12:56 PM »
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It's not thickness! It's just a certain mentality, which is also probably a male thing.
For example, by the time I was 10, I knew what virtually all signposts meant, what the various speed limits are, colours of the cats-eyes etc etc.
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Re: Learning to Drive Support Group « Reply #23 on: July 05, 2010, 12:59 PM »
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I've never really been interested in driving which is probably why its so difficult for it to catch on with me.  But having the ability to drive would be awesome.
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Re: Learning to Drive Support Group « Reply #24 on: July 05, 2010, 02:30 PM »
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I'd like to learn to drive but haven't done anything about it apart from get my provisional. lol
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Re: Learning to Drive Support Group « Reply #25 on: July 05, 2010, 02:35 PM »
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I want to learn how to drive, got my provisional and everything and got on the insurance for my dads old car. He did take me out once then I lost interest! lol
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Re: Learning to Drive Support Group « Reply #26 on: July 05, 2010, 02:39 PM »
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I want to learn how to drive, got my provisional and everything and got on the insurance for my dads old car. He did take me out once then I lost interest! lol

I'm the same.  And I got bored after like 10 minutes.  Maybe if I'm paying for it I might take more of an interest.  Still haven't been out on the road yet.  I'm worried about stopping and starting, like at lights and stuff Think
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Re: Learning to Drive Support Group « Reply #27 on: July 05, 2010, 02:48 PM »
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I'm the same.  And I got bored after like 10 minutes.  Maybe if I'm paying for it I might take more of an interest.  Still haven't been out on the road yet.  I'm worried about stopping and starting, like at lights and stuff Think

Well I'm lucky, I'm from a small town so we went up to the old driving test centre and around that area, I wasn't that bad I don't think but I find clutch control really difficult and just could not be bothered, I live in a city and there is plenty buses! Plus, I want a job in London so I wouldn't really need a car....
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Re: Learning to Drive Support Group « Reply #28 on: July 05, 2010, 02:52 PM »
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Yeah London you don't really need to drive.  I need to drive.  Its a case of, where I work now is about a 10 minute drive away.  But, it isn't on an easy bus route and takes about an hour and two buses!  So I get a lift in the morning off my mum and I get one bus home then walk the rest of the way, coz by the time I've waited for a bus and got on it, I've made it back home walking.  And its a 25 minute walk.
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Re: Learning to Drive Support Group « Reply #29 on: July 05, 2010, 02:57 PM »
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^^ Yeah, my uni campus is like a 15 minute drive from where I live right now, however to be at a lecture on time I have to leave at half 7, on a good day you can get away with leaving at 8. Its a pain in the ass so sometimes I can catch a lift, 2 busy buses before a looooong lecture whilst hungover is not fun. Frown lol
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