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Old 07 July 2003, 04:01 PM   #1
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Reading another thread on here, thought I'd post a thread for some interesting reading. Anyone on here/or know of anything who have had any funny moments on their driving tests/lessons or anything along them lines? Weird reasons for failing etc.

My aunty (on her 5th test) was asked my the examiner to get in to the car and make her self comfortable. She was so nervous about failing again she checked everything and started the engine raring to go... examiner got in the car and told her to switch the engine off... failed her then and there for starting the car without him in it! Said he didnt see her do safety check (mirrors, seatbelt, car in neutral etc)... p155ed myself laughing! She finally passed on her 7th attempt!

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Old 07 July 2003, 04:24 PM   #2
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Mate of mine was taking his motorbike test -- the old style one where you rode around a block, with a tester on foot observing you.

Wet day, the tester steps in front of mate & bike to get him to emergency stop, mate locks up & drops the bike which scythes down the examiner, breaking his ankle

He didn't pass
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Old 07 July 2003, 04:31 PM   #3
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On my second test the examiner told me to take the next left at the roundabout. I signaled, positioned myself perfectly...to take a right. As we exited the juction he grabbed the steering wheel with his right hand and said "left! not right!" I took a sharp intake of breath but gained control of the vehicle. He asked me to stop the vehicle and explained he was new to the area and was following the test route on a map. I replied I still didn't think it was a great idea grabbing the steering wheel like that. He apologised and carried on with the test which went without fault.
I passed.
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Old 07 July 2003, 04:32 PM   #4
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Guy I used to work with was taking his test form the first time in his 40's.
He was doing well, but was a very short tempered individual.
Some one cut him right up at a junction. so Bob being Bob raced around him before the examiner could hit the dual brakes, pulled up in front of him so he couldn't get passed and leapt out of the car, and kicked **** out of the drivers door.
Got back in the car and was mortified to find out that the examiner was abandoning the test, and he had top stay with the car until his instructor came. So Bob threatened to kick 10 bells of **** out of him as well.
To this day, 8 years later, Bob still cathces the bus.
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Old 07 July 2003, 04:44 PM   #5
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I heard a story a lot like Brickboy's!!

Doing a Motor bike test and as the motorcyclist went around the block to perform the Emergency stop.

Unfortunately the Examiner stepped out infront of the wrong motorcyclist and got run over
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Old 07 July 2003, 04:46 PM   #6
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On my car test during the questions bit at the end, one of my questions was "what precautions should you take for driving in the rain?".

I listed loads of things: check lights work, allow more timefor journey, condition of tyres, increased breaking distances etc etc. He waited for me to run out ofthings and then said "what about putting your windscreen wipers on?" D'Oh. Passed though
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Old 07 July 2003, 04:58 PM   #7
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brickboy - you expect me to belive an examiner walked in front of a motorbike on a wet! day ridden by someone who didn't have a license?

Pull the other one.

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Old 07 July 2003, 05:01 PM   #8
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A friends wife pulled out of the test centre into the path of a 32 ton lorry, well she would have done if the examiner hadn't have used the dual controls. He then asked her to carry on the test.

She didn't pass that one either.

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Old 07 July 2003, 05:07 PM   #9
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Just after i passed my test so i dont know if it should be in this thread....but id just passed my driving test (1st time id like to add ) and got home to get my mum to insure me on her Sierra 2.0.

phoned up my mate and said id take her out for a spin. so off we went round the windy back roads of Fen country when we got stuck behind a white van and a tractor doing 2 miles an hour. i thought right im cool...i'll overtake on this blind corner...but didnt really understand gearing at all...so tried ot overtake in 5th gear. we pootled passed the van and just heading up to the tractor when a lorry appeared from behind the corner.

we both completely **** ourselves but i managed to literally just pull in in front of the tractor before a head on collision.

that was fun. mate didnt want to come in a car with me for a while tho. cant see why not????


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Old 07 July 2003, 05:19 PM   #10
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When I was learning my instructor was telling me about the girl we were just going to pick up for her lesson. Warned me that she wasn't very good !

He got out of the car - I got into the back and the luckless trainee & trainer return. She gets comfy in the seat and gets ready for "lift off". Seat belt on, checks the rear-view mirror, turns round to check there's nothing in the blind spot and makes her move. Edging off the clutch and nursing the accelerator she's starting to get a little curious as to why we aint moving when the Instructor leans over and says "Would you like to start the engine now ms X"

Mind You - I wish she hadn't started the engine - she didn't seem to understand what speed limits were !

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Old 07 July 2003, 05:36 PM   #11
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Couple of mates who were in the Marines bought themselves bikes to play with while on leave. An R1 and a 916, they could both ride but were not legal as neither had licenses the guy with the R1 was really good he had ridden motocross and done track days for years, the guy with the 916 was not so good, always running wide and shuffling backwards out of hedges! Anyway they both decide it's been long enough dodging the law and put in for their test. Guy with the 916 passed 1st time, guy with the R1 failed. When the examiner told R1 guy he hadn't passed, R1 guy was so enraged he did three stand up donuts round the examiner with him not knowing which way to run, before popping straight up on the back wheel and wheelieing (sp?) through the box into the distance He never took his bike test again, but has I'm glad to say given up riding on the road.

Sisters boyfriends dad is a motor bike instructor.
He was taking a guy out on the road for the 1st time and gave him the instruction over the radio "Please take the next Left, Left, Left" Poor guy took three lefts in quick succession and ended up someone's drive
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Old 07 July 2003, 05:37 PM   #12
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Two mates from school...

First was asked to "go straight on at the next roundabout"...

...so he did...over the island and through a rather nice flowerbed.

Second was doing his reverse round a corner. Holding it on the clutch as he started his turn, foot slipped and he whipped round on full lock, taking out a wrinkly trying to cross the road.

Two for none, second innings still pending...
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Old 07 July 2003, 05:50 PM   #13
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You have to pure stupid to go straight over a roundabout!!! I mean, even if you didnt know how to drive, you'd figure it out by realising everyone else on the road was going around it... hence it being called a round-a-bout!
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Old 07 July 2003, 06:05 PM   #14
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i ran over one of those big lassie type dogs smashed the front of the car in(nova he he) failed on emergency stop 800 to fix the car but the dog was supprisingly ok,wierd

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Old 07 July 2003, 06:19 PM   #15
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Some one cut him right up at a junction. so Bob being Bob raced around him before the examiner could hit the dual brakes, pulled up in front of him so he couldn't get passed and leapt out of the car, and kicked **** out of the drivers door.
ROTFLMAO @ the above

Terzo, you should have passed the test IMHO. A lass in my school failed her test because she didn't run over a dog!! She was driving a long and the dog ran out in front of her so naturally she slammed on the ancors and came to a stop. The examiner then failed her for potentially endangering human life from following cars by braking for a dog. Sucks huh
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Old 07 July 2003, 06:24 PM   #16
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so off we went round the windy back roads of Fen country
Are you sure there are bends there? The Fens have some of the longest, straightest roads in the country...

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Old 07 July 2003, 06:25 PM   #17
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I thought you had to brake/swerve for dogs or bigger animals, but couldn't for cats (exxccellent...)?
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Old 07 July 2003, 06:30 PM   #18
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Carter, cats are classed as wild animals I think hence the reason you don't need to report it to anyone if you run over one
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Old 07 July 2003, 06:33 PM   #19
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My driving examiner was from out of town. During the test he got completely lost. After a while he came clean that he didn't know how to get back to the test centre and said that if I could safely deliver him back there I would successfully pass my test. Sorted

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Old 07 July 2003, 06:38 PM   #20
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There are bends nimbus....honest!!!!


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Old 08 July 2003, 10:21 AM   #21
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I got asked to speed up on my test (i.e. go faster than the legal limit) as the tester wanted to get to the footie.

Despite many mistakes on the test I passed 1st time. For example :I remember being asked "Where can you overtake on the inside" my answer "On a motorway".

When he told me that I passed i could not beleive it, until my driving instructor got into the car to go to the footie with him: they were having an affair.

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Old 08 July 2003, 12:30 PM   #22
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While waiting for my second test to start we heard a loud bang from outside the test center - someone had crashed into the driving examiners' car!
20 minutes later after sorting out insurance details etc, he took me for my test.

We finished the test after 10 mins with me passing as he had a full day's worth of tests to do and didn't want to delay them.

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