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cancellation driving test

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  • 22-01-2013 12:44am
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    Registered Users Posts: 11


    Hi All
    Slight duplication on another post in learning to drive but not getting any response so i posted it here!!
    Basically, I did a test during xmas and failed unfortunately, but being honest and not trying to blame others but I was certain that my tester marked very harshly . Gutted, especially given that ive plenty of driving experience and spent a small fortune on lessons.
    Anyways, for this job that im been offered, its essential that i have a full licence by the starting date March 5th. (Financially badly needed)
    Not long notice I know but Im told if i keep calling for cancellations(currently on waiting list), ill may get something by then?? Is this true??

    Furthermore, an instructor told me that in a lot of centres waiting lists are dragged out to keep jobs and if gave the RSA my story they might try and squeeze me in???

    As I need,as opposed to want the test, any info would be greately appreciated .

    Thanks

    xxx


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  • Registered Users Posts: 58 ✭✭ger10


    hey,

    I was in a similar situation as you a few months back. After the test, you have to wait three weeks until you can book again.
    When the three weeks is up, go online a book the test (not a cancellation-a normal test).
    Ring the rsa and say you want they next available cancellation in your area. I got mine in three days.

    Where are you planning on doing the test?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,456 ✭✭✭✭Mr Benevolent


    I was certain that my tester marked very harshly

    In my experience the testers mark fairly, and I did my test three times before passing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,447 ✭✭✭✭coylemj


    OP, if you feel you deserved to pass, you can appeal to the District Court which can order a retest which I believe is normally carried out with an inspector in the back seat (which guarantees that you will be failed on any fatal mistake that a normal tester might chose to downgrade to an advisory) but that is going to take months so I'd go the expedited route described above. Good luck.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 rockingout


    ger10 wrote: »
    hey,

    I was in a similar situation as you a few months back. After the test, you have to wait three weeks until you can book again.
    When the three weeks is up, go online a book the test (not a cancellation-a normal test).
    Ring the rsa and say you want they next available cancellation in your area. I got mine in three days.

    Where are you planning on doing the test?

    hi am im told i can do one three weeks after my first one eg if i did a test two weeks ago i could sit one in a weeks time,,,

    Am ok rite ,, duno if i should go to that extremes ill just hope not to get the same tester again...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,042 ✭✭✭Bpmull


    Did you ring the rsa? I did my test last year and rang to be put on the cancellation list. The women on the phone told me to hold and she gave me a date and time over the phones and the date was for 2 weeks which was quick enough I thought.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,386 ✭✭✭monkeypants


    Book test as normal.
    Call RSA, explain the situation and look for a cancellation slot.
    Bring feedback from previous test to driving instructor and get a lesson or two more.
    Practice.
    Consider doing a pre-test with your instructor on the actual driving test route.

    Don't panic.

    Good luck.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11 rockingout


    Thanks guys hopefully itll be better next time :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,506 ✭✭✭✭Cookie_Monster


    Ask the company to provide a letter stating you need a full licence, speeds things up considerably.


  • Registered Users Posts: 651 ✭✭✭Condatis


    There is no requirement that you wait three weeks before applying for another test.


  • Registered Users Posts: 58 ✭✭ger10


    Condatis wrote: »
    There is no requirement that you wait three weeks before applying for another test.


    Yes there is! I did my test 3 times before I passed.

    Three weeks is the time it takes for you fail sheet to be sent into the rsa.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,237 ✭✭✭✭djimi


    Used to be a time where you could get a letter from your employer to say you needed a full license that would get you a test in a couple of weeks. Does that still happen?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,456 ✭✭✭✭Mr Benevolent


    djimi wrote: »
    Used to be a time where you could get a letter from your employer to say you needed a full license that would get you a test in a couple of weeks. Does that still happen?

    Yes it does.


  • Registered Users Posts: 58 ✭✭ger10


    djimi wrote: »
    Used to be a time where you could get a letter from your employer to say you needed a full license that would get you a test in a couple of weeks. Does that still happen?

    Literally just as quick ringing up and asking. You will get a date and time in the next couple of days


  • Registered Users Posts: 651 ✭✭✭Condatis


    ger10 wrote: »
    Yes there is! I did my test 3 times before I passed.

    Three weeks is the time it takes for you fail sheet to be sent into the rsa.

    You may apply for a new test on the same that you fail. Just apply on-line. What you call the "fail sheet" has to relevance in obtaining a new test date.


  • Registered Users Posts: 58 ✭✭ger10


    Condatis wrote: »
    You may apply for a new test on the same that you fail. Just apply on-line. What you call the "fail sheet" has to relevance in obtaining a new test date.

    Yes, you can do that, but that will take up to 6 weeks.
    What I am saying is that if you wait three weeks, the RSA will have obtained your fail sheet and therefore can give you a date for the following day (if you ring up) if there is one free.


  • Registered Users Posts: 651 ✭✭✭Condatis


    ger10 wrote: »
    Yes, you can do that, but that will take up to 6 weeks.
    What I am saying is that if you wait three weeks, the RSA will have obtained your fail sheet and therefore can give you a date for the following day (if you ring up) if there is one free.

    Well: My daughter failed her test; came home, applied online and got a cancellation for ten days later. No requirement for a "fail sheet".


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