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  • 20-10-2012 4:39pm
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    Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 18,410 CMod ✭✭✭✭


    Hey,

    I've second attempt at the driving test coming up (Raheny, again) on Tuesday. Any pointers?

    Last time I picked up marks on reverse/turnabout observation, reaction to hazards, a few other things like observation on the left and also distance from stationary vehicles which was a bit odd as my instructor faulted me on it. Rule of thumb seems to be the width of a car door, not too far out, or not too close.

    Didn't get any marks for progress, but just because I didn't get certain marks last time doesn't mean this can't happen again. Will brush up on few road signs and such.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 385 ✭✭Lawless2k12


    You need a bit of luck to be honest. I passed mine first time thankfully but got a blue mark on driving to close to parked cars (Which I didn't really agree with as its an extremely narrow street with 2 lanes but whatevs), I got 3 blues for "not looking in the mirrors" as I supposedly only "glanced" into them and didn't look properly, and I also got one for not positioning myself properly on a one way street as your supposed to keep to the left? Don't understand that one to any great degree either but I wasn't going questioning it after he passed me :P

    It seems to be based on your tester as well. I know for a fact that one of the testers in my local center is HUGE on mirrors. He'll pile the marks onto you for them in seconds. The other tester is huge on making progress. If you don't hit 3rd and 4th gear a few times you might as well start saving for the re-test now.

    No applause for guessing which tester I got! :L:L


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 18,410 CMod ✭✭✭✭The Black Oil


    Thanks for that.
    It seems to be based on your tester as well.

    Yeah, I think so. Last time my instructor said there was some fella over there who was a stickler for distance from parked cars.

    I was OK on mirrors, if memory serves.


  • Registered Users Posts: 385 ✭✭Lawless2k12


    I am also between minds on "the quota" theory that testers must fail a certain amount of people... A friend of mine failed her test and was told she was a "good and competent" driver? He failed her for not making progress as she only went to 3rd gear. It's town driving so I thought this was exceptionally harsh IMO.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 18,410 CMod ✭✭✭✭The Black Oil


    I wasn't asked this last time, but I believe it's something that can come up - 'who must you stop for?' Guards, Customs, Traffic Wardens...I've a feeling there is a fourth or fifth, but I can't remember. Is it pedestrians?

    Also, the continuous white line question...


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,317 ✭✭✭gavmcg92


    I wasn't asked this last time, but I believe it's something that can come up - 'who must you stop for?' Guards, Customs, Traffic Wardens...I've a feeling there is a fourth or fifth, but I can't remember. Is it pedestrians?

    I thought the answer to that question was Guards, Lollipop lady and Construction Worker.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,342 ✭✭✭✭starlit


    A lot to do with luck not just how well prepared and how much you've practised!
    Know the rules of the road inside out!

    Who you must stop for usually its those in authority - garda, school warden, person in charge of animals e.g. farmers.

    Other person be lollipop person - school warden, flag man/construction person if they holding a stop/go sign.

    Other answers be those at a crossing who be about to cross - zebra/pedestrian/pelican crossing - blind person/person pushing a pram but those answers be based on who you must stop/give right of way too.

    The correct answer(s) be in the rules of the road and in your theory book/cd when you did the theory exam.


  • Registered Users Posts: 195 ✭✭teR_


    How did you get on?


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 18,410 CMod ✭✭✭✭The Black Oil


    Person in change of animals, now that rings a bell alright. School warden would have been another, I mean when you think about those yellow school buses in the US/Canada, stop for those or you're in trouble.

    Passed on Tuesday morning. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,317 ✭✭✭gavmcg92


    Person in change of animals, now that rings a bell alright. School warden would have been another, I mean when you think about those yellow school buses in the US/Canada, stop for those or you're in trouble.

    Passed on Tuesday morning. :)

    What theory questions were you asked?


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 18,410 CMod ✭✭✭✭The Black Oil


    Yellow box junction
    Flashing amber
    Overtaking on the left
    Continuous white line
    5 or 6 road signs


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,317 ✭✭✭gavmcg92


    Yellow box junction
    Flashing amber
    Overtaking on the left
    Continuous white line
    5 or 6 road signs

    Yeah I got asked the same today. I got 1 grade 1 on it. He told me that I hesitated when it came to the yellow box question (I got it right but in a roundabout way :P)
    Passed anyway :) Great feeling.

    First song that came on the radio when I was leaving the test center, heading home, on my own :)



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