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View Poll Results: How many attempts did it take to do your driving test?
1st time - I'm a smartass 135 68.53%
2nd - silly mistake on the first 38 19.29%
3rd - I'm a better driver for it 15 7.61%
4th - I'm a better driver for it 6 3.05%
5th - I'm the best driver in the world now though 1 0.51%
6+ - The examier eventually felt sorry for me 0 0%
I'm meant to take a test to drive on the road??? 2 1.02%
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How many attempts until you passed.

Now that Young Gav passed his driving test first time ( well done mate!)

Out of curiosity how many attempts did it take you?

1st for me
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Re: How many attempts until you passed.

Ist time for me, and to be honest Im not sure i deserved it lol.

My uncle was my instructor and he had a chat with the tester when we got back to base before he told me I passed.

I have always suspected that he swung it for me.....

Was a great day indeed, hard to believe it was 15 years ago.
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1st time
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1st time, although it took me two attempts to pass the theory.

After only 7 lessons, I rang up to see if there were any cancellations and got one in 5 days time, my instructor went beserk but agreed to give me a few extra lessons that week. Plus my grandad took me out in mam's Corsa for a bit of extra practice. I ended up passing after an abysmal hour before the test, where I nearly crashed. My driving was appalling for the first few months but I eventually got better.

Congrats Gav
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1st time for me too !!
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Dammit so I am the first to admit to not passing 1st time

1st time I had an examiner, who I felt I may end up making a dash to the hospital for he was wheezing so much. Not helped by coming to a massive roundabout with roadworks and having him just say 'turn right' and failing to give instruction more than once as to where we were going.

2nd time it was some idiot in a chavalier. The car in front stopped to let a passenger out, I stopped did everything right and after checking my mirrors and indicating Mr chavalier swung out to overtake me and the stopped car. I saw him and braked but at the same time as the examiner who took it as he took the avoiding action.

3rd Time passed with flying colours and as by this time I was flat broke after two tests, I passed in my little 1987 Fiat Panda And that was on a cold January day when it was threatening to snow.
 
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1st time, although it took me two attempts to pass the theory.

After only 7 lessons, I rang up to see if there were any cancellations and got one in 5 days time, my instructor went beserk but agreed to give me a few extra lessons that week. Plus my grandad took me out in mam's Corsa for a bit of extra practice. I ended up passing after an abysmal hour before the test, where I nearly crashed. My driving was appalling for the first few months but I eventually got better.

Congrats Gav
Nice! I passed after 15 lessons. My instructor was a ledge! So was the examiner!! All the other 4 people that went out at the same time as me failed!!!!!
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1st for me
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1st time
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Awww c'mon. I can't be the only one???
 
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Awww c'mon. I can't be the only one???
Don't worry, those that I know who passed 1st time are terrible drivers

I passed 2nd time, pulled out of the test centre on my first test, drive 200yds up the road, braked too late for the junction and went about a foot over the line. 2mins into the test and failed already

2nd test went like a dream, even parrallel park was good (and I've never used that manouvre since the day I passed, I avoid it like the plague )
 
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I failed my first test on my 18th birthday.
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1st time after three official lessons and a year of practising with my Mum & Dad.



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I failed my first test on my 18th birthday.
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Driving or IQ

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Passed from 1st time - however, had a crash 15 days later! Run into a wall after the car skidded of a curve.
Lern my lesson thought!
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I passed second time, the first time I would have passed but some woman decided to run into my car on a push bike. Even though it was obviously her fault I was failed for it.
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3rd time for me.

1st time made a complete hash of it
2nd time, some idiot flashed to let me go at a junction, without thinking, off I went, failed for that
3rd time, passed - good job too as I was one of the last people in the country to take the old style test.
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One of my sisters friends took 6 attempts to pass

When she got her Micra, she crashed it within 4 weeks

Oh dear...
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1st time of course



thouht i failed as i forgot the exit he wanted off a roundabout!
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1st-failed for not using a hatched junction correctly.

2nd-failed, locked up on emergency stop(kept it in a straight line and under control) and passing a parked car to close.

3rd-Passed
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Passed the 1st time but was pretty nervous during the test though.
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I passed 1st time - but my brother didn't
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So Gary was a failure



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Gary, your comments please ...............



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