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    08-17-2011, 07:35 PM
Yeah, I'm a bit confused on that signalling thing! I think I will give a call and find out. Of course I signal to come out of parallel parking, but I don't know about the angle parking.

I think that parallel parking is on the list - I hope not, but I think so! I think I'm most nervous about that as it still isn't going that great.
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    08-17-2011, 07:42 PM
Parallel parking is definitely on the list here! Something everyone stresses over. Just remember, you are allowed to fix it if it isn't going the way you want it to!
    08-18-2011, 09:48 PM
I don't live in Canada, live/took my test in PA. But my instructor taught me parallel parking and thankfully that wasn't on the test, but they still like to teach it to you. Another place I was going to go to makes you parallel park as part of the test but they do it in a parking lot before the driving portion.

My test was at 8:30 AM and I was so tired and soooo nervous. Like I woke up and was so close to asking my mom to call and cancel. I'm glad I didn't, because I passed with only making one mistake - I didn't use my left turn signal pulling out of part of the parking lot, hehe... But other than that it was pretty easy. Just relax, take deep breaths, and be careful with your speed limits. If I went even one mph over the speed limit (i.e. 36 in a 35) I had a quick chance to correct myself, otherwise I get an automatic fail. But I made sure to stay at least 2 mph under the speed limit. Also, be aware of crosswalks, where I took it, they fail you automatically if you go right over one without stopping and looking both ways. Regardless, it was actually the easiest test I've ever taken. Only took me like 5 minutes to do and when I passed I was so relieved.

I think you'll do great, you seem to have a lot of practice down, and I was so afraid that because of my nerves I would fail because I did something stupid I wouldn't normally otherwise do if I was in the car with one of my parents.

Good luck tomorrow! Sorry for continuously rambling!
    08-18-2011, 10:01 PM
Green Broke
I know someone already said this, but definitely keep both hands ont he steering wheel unless he tells you to "turn on the radio" (act like you're going to turn on the radio but don't actually do it).
    08-19-2011, 12:08 AM
Thank-you! I'm hoping my nerves don't get the better of me tomorrow! I'll do my very best though, and I guess that is all I can do. I'll update you guys tomorrow!
    08-19-2011, 12:43 AM
Good luck tomorrow! Make sure you let us know what happens.
    08-19-2011, 02:39 PM
Well, I failed. The woman took me around for 25 minutes in this tiny town and I think I must have gone on every street possible! She had to admit I pulled out of parking perfectly, did my stops great (only one minor on being too hesitant on one stop) and I got a minor for not looking enough at the railroad tracks. I also forgot to turn my wheels to the left on the hill. I forgot it I think because I thought it would be angle or something and it was parallel so that confused me. I did however remember the handbrake and everything else. That would have been about 25 points and you are allowed 75 to pass.

I did the parallel parking absolutely perfect - she even had to admit that.

She then told me that I did not shoulder check to the right when turning right - - I wasn't taught that, but I will have to remember that. What she really dinged me on was that I did not turn into my first available lane. Ummmm.... what!!??? In this little town there are not 4 lane roads! If I were to do what she was saying I would have to be driving where people were parallel parked along the road. I was driving where everyone else in town was - it is a two lane road for goodness sakes! She completely failed me by racking up those points on those right turns.

She made me do at least 6-8 right turns and made sure to ding me each time for not turning "into my available lane".

I was just horrified - I didn't really know what to say! It wasn't even making any sense. After, my mom looked at the sheet and she said I should have easily passed. She had me take her on those streets and show me what I did, and she was real confused what I did wrong. She thinks the woman was out to fail me. The three other people that have taken the test there said their's was about 10 minutes. Well, mine was 25 min. And it is such a tiny town she had me go on almost every street! I personally got the feeling that she was out to fail me. She however could not find one thing to auto fail me on so she had to rack up the points on those turns I guess. I think part of the problem is I haven't taken Driver's Ed so she kinda held that against me.

My mom had to drive me home I was crying so much, but I guess I tried my best and I'm just going to have to take it again. Sorry for the rant - I'm kinda still upset!
    08-19-2011, 03:09 PM
Green Broke
...First available lane on a two lane...That's odd. You only have access to one lane.
    08-19-2011, 03:56 PM
I'm sorry. My driving test was so basic. I took it a year and a half ago in the pouring rain. It sucked. But for me we first had to do the maneuverability test. After I pass that I only had to do a big square around the town..I basically only drove for about 7 minutes and passed..No wonder why there are so many bad drivers where I live :/
    08-19-2011, 04:17 PM
Super Moderator
I'm sorry.

But you'll pass the next time, right?

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