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Did you pass your driving test on the first attempt?



No. :lol: We were required to take an authorized course; but my school offered it so most kids took one semester of Driver's Ed and your teacher passed or failed you. One marking period was for learning from the book. The other was for driving and observing lessons. We got a "study hall" when we weren't the ones driving. Most of the drivers ed teachers were coaches; so I probably didn't do well with them from the get-go. :rolleyes: They could also give you a slip to get a permit.

The only behind-the-wheel instruction I could get was at school; so it really wasn't great for mastering a new skill. My Mom drove a stick shift; which I never did well with. Every "lesson" ended in tears. My step-dad drove an extended size van that was almost 20 years old and didn't really have power steering. That thing was a BEAST. So yeah; actual driving lessons were difficult. So I got a permit and then drove again later. I still wasn't ready because I had nothing to practice on. Eventually my mom's friend/coworker heard about my plight and offered to teach me in her car. It was basically brand new. She had just graduated college and it was her first new car; so that was very very kind and BRAVE of her. :flail:But when I finally drove with the teacher again he said I was like a completely different driver. :lol:

After having 5 kids get driver's licenses; my mom and step-dad say there are just some things parents aren't meant to teach their own kids. My mom was better with my step-siblings and my step-dad with me. (Also us girls turned out better than the boys.:flail:) Unfortunatley; I was first. :lol: So anyone up for teaching my kids in a few years? :crazy:
 

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No; I made the mistake of using my '68 Mustang fastback for my test, and the guy failed me by 1 point- all on subjective issues. I found out later that he had a son who had gotten his license and promptly wrapped his sporty car around a tree, killing himself. Thereafter, he failed every young guy with a sporty car. I retested in my sister's '67 Pontiac 4-door and passed withflying colors but I also had a different examiner, too.
 

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My licence test was parking my Dads car outside the cop shop, pick up the cop and drive to the end of the road, turn into a paddock without hitting the gate, do a few wiggly turns in the paddock out the gate again and reverse park into a parking spot outside the cop shop again. While doing this was asked a series of road rules questions and I had my licence.
Life in a small country town where the cops knew you could drive anything by the age of 12.
Has changed a lot from those days..lol
 

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I failed the first time and got it the second time. I ran over a curb within 2 minutes of being in the car with the examiner and then later hit a cone while parallel parking. For the second attempt, I just backed my car in a little bit for the parallel parking and said that that was all I was going to do. I can parallel park now that I've been driving for almost 20 years, but it's difficult as a new driver.
 

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I also failed my first test. It was near the end of the day, I was nervous, the lady wanted to go home, and I almost got hit by another car (who made a hairpin turn and there was no way I could have seen them coming). I was devastated.

My dad took me to drive the course several times so I'd be familiar with the route and we went in the morning the next time, so the testers were more refreshed and less cranky. I was also less nervous and passed.
 

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I passed my drivers test the first time. I aced the parallel parking which had me worried because I was not good at it. That was the last time I ever paralled parked. I took driving lessons in school and the boys football coach was the teacher. I know I gave him more than 1 grey hair. I took the test in my fathers 63 dodge dart.
 

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I passed the first time. Dad taught me how to drive when I was 14. We went up on mountain roads. When I was 16, I was pregnant, so I took my test at 17. Dad went with me because Rick was working. I took the test in our 1971 apple candy red Mustang fastback.

I was the one who taught our son how to drive. I will say he made things….interesting. He passed the first time. Both Rick’s truck and my car were stick shift, so he took his test in Mom’s Celebrity.
 

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I didn't pass the first time since I messed up the 3-point turn. :rolleyes: But I passed the second time with no problem. My husband taught our oldest to drive and I taught our youngest. I remember wishing I had a brake on the passenger side of the car like the driving instructors. :biggrin:
 

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I did pass the first time. I used my dad's buick lesaber for my test. Then spent 25+ years driving him to doctor appointments and stuff, but he would always go with me when I had to take my daughter to morgantown to her growth specialists.
 

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I did pass, but barely because when I pulled back into the parking lot, I nearly swiped the side of the car parked next to the only empty spot... and that car belonged to the person who was testing me. 😳🤣
 

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yep always passed behind the wheel and the written exam first try everytime to :lol:even after my stroke when they made me take it again soon as they began talking about i need to add a forklift knob onto the steering wheel of any car i intend to drive i told dmv forget it just gimmie a california id instead:lol:
 

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I missed the written test by one question the first time. . .I'm normally great with multiple-choice tests but some of the questions were badly/trickily worded and I'm an overthinker. And I only passed it by one the next time, which still bugged me, because I had memorized that test booklet. I think they word them badly on purpose.

I passed the driving part the first time.
 

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Yes, and I sort of had to.
At the time I was young.. 17.. and a midnight to dawn announcer at a radio station.
The other announcers found out I was going for my test, and when I was doing it the bloke who was on at the time made an announcement to 'clear the roads'.
Of course I didn't find this out till afterwards, but I was so very grateful that I passed.
 

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I passed the written first time but the driving test (to get my G2) I failed. Apparently at one point I was "speeding"...which I'm not sure was really possible due to the circumstances surrounding where he said it happen, and I kept checking my speed. There were a few other discretions he said happen, which didn't make any sense...But this guy had a stick up his butt and was very rude and was purposefully intimidating. The next time I went for my G2 I got it, then when I went for my G, I passed the first time as well.
Not sure how it works for you guys but we have a 3 tier system.
The written test gives you your G1 - which allows you to drive if you are with a licensed driver only. After one year or sooner if you take the driving course then you go for your G2.
For the G2 - You can drive by yourself, but there are restrictions on times, number of people in the car, types of road ways etc...and after one year of that you can then get your G.
The G is your full license.
 

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Yes - but rather late in life and I needed many lessons! Living in London my father did not take a driving test and buy a car till I had left home. I had little money and when I married, my husband's driving lessons and test were the priority. Just before moving to Germany, I had a few driving lessons. In those days there was no written test and the eyetest consisted of simply being asked to read the number plate on some car in the distance. That was what frightened me most. In spite of glasses, my sight was not too good and driving instructors and examiners have excellent eyesight. I was petrified of being asked to read the number plate on that car and answering "What car?"
Germany had a written test. At the time I could take the written test in English so purchased the English textbook. Unfortunately you needed to have a good knowledge of German in order to understand the English translation! I wish I'd kept that book - it was so funny!
By the time I'd passed my first-aid course, a proper eyetest (with contact lenses!) and had got all the necessary papers together, a new textbook came out - correctly translated - so I did take the written test in English - NO MISTAKES! The driving test followed a few weeks later and, in spite of one error, turning left on a dual carriageway and crossing in front of the car doing the same in the opposite direction, I passed. Since then the rules have been changed anyway.

I must have been almost 35 years old when I got my licence and it took a few more years before I got my own car. I can't tolerate contact lenses any longer, and my double vision has got worse, so, although I still drive locally, I don't drive in the dark. Yesterday I took out my bike and cycled to my part-time job. The weather was so pleasant, it would have been shame not to miss the opportunity.
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