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    08-21-2011, 01:34 AM
Actually you can take it the next day. But I'm going to practice doing those right hand turns into the parking lane for at least a few days and book another test. I think they are booked up until September here so I won't get in until then.
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    08-21-2011, 12:05 PM
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Checking over your right shoulder is to look for bicyclists, so you don't run them over when turning.

At 4 way stops, if someone stops the same time as you, you are supposed to yeild to the person on the right.

I don't understand how you failed. Its a two lane street. You could drive next to the line, beside the curb, or in the middle, and it shouldn't matter.
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    08-21-2011, 12:29 PM
Originally Posted by VelvetsAB    
Checking over your right shoulder is to look for bicyclists, so you don't run them over when turning.

At 4 way stops, if someone stops the same time as you, you are supposed to yeild to the person on the right.

I don't understand how you failed. Its a two lane street. You could drive next to the line, beside the curb, or in the middle, and it shouldn't matter.
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That does make sense about checking over my right shoulder. I guess I just was never taught that. I will sure do that in the future.

I knew about if we both stop at the same time I yield to the person on the right. However I stopped first and the other car was far away. So she marked it down as a hesitancy. Which is fair - within seconds I realized I could have gone right away and quickly corrected that. However that only docked me 5 points. You are allowed 75 before you fail.

What I feel is totally unfair is that two lane street!! There were tons of cars parked there - why on earth would I go and turn into another car??! It just does not make sense. I'm going to be phoning the other people that took the test from her and see if they had to do that. One of the people I know failed because she rolled through stop signs. That makes sense to fail for that - its a rule and CLEARLY explained in the book - this other is not!

I think they are probably just having to fail so many people a month and maybe they even make up things as they go. Ugh! Kinda frustrating. I'm not sure I want to take it from her again - but I do know the town well, so I dunno! The other place I could take it, I'm not familiar with, so that may not be so good.
    08-21-2011, 04:15 PM
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So once you have come to your full, complete stop, count 3 seconds. Those three seconds give you enough time to look left, right, left (or right, left, right)...and then proceed.

I can kind of see what she was saying actually, but in another way I can't. Technically, you ARE supposed to travel down roads in the right lane, and if it was a 4 lane road, you turn into the lane closest too you. Maybe since the roads are so wide, you should have turned closer to the curb, then to the dividing line.
    08-21-2011, 05:21 PM
Yah, it is just so confusing! I would think she could have said that we were going to act like this road was a 4 lane road. Oh well, what can you do?!
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    08-22-2011, 10:12 PM
My mom talked to one of the examiner's superiors today. She just asked for some clarification on this whole 4 lane road thing. He said that any road (in Canada) is a 4 lane road. It doesn't matter if there is angle parking, parallel etc. you still have to drive over there (provided there aren't cars directly in your path of course!) On a one way street you drive over all the parallel parking lines. I was shocked! If it is such a dangerous maneuver in town to turn over where everyone drives, why would it be acceptable to do so if there were cars right by the curb? I dunno!

He even said that if you go to the police station and ask them, they will tell you that no one (including them) ever drive the way he is saying to on the test, but it is still law on the test. Ummm... ok, whatever!

I just hope I can practice this up in the time before my next test. I am really still scratching my head over how any road no matter how small is a 4 lane road!

What my mom also said is it should be made clearer in the handbook that this applies to all roads, even in town, and you drive over angle and parallel parking lines. How would I know this if I didn't take driver's ed? He kinda snapped back that "mom should have done me a favor and put me in driver's ed." No I don't think so! The lady herself said she felt perfectly safe with me and I'm an awesome driver. She said she suspected I had not taken driver's ed because I was so comfortable with driving and such a good driver. She said a lot of people who take driver's ed, don't get much experience and so even though they know the rules they aren't very comfortable with the car and driving.

If it was clearly explained in the handbook I would have practiced that way and passed just fine.

I don't know. This is getting stranger all the time!
    08-23-2011, 01:11 PM
That blows my mind! I really can't see that being law here, it seems so backwards!!
    08-24-2011, 04:07 PM
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Wow! That sounds very odd.
    08-26-2011, 08:24 PM
Doing burnouts and drifting!

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