Failed Drive Test

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DK's Comment
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Hi all, Ive been on and off the forums here for a few months (not posting) and really enjoyed reading the post here. Thursday I took my driving test after passing my pre trip and skills test. I got in the truck fully confident Id pass (maybe to confident) but as the title states I failed. Im not worried about the failed test and have rescheduled another for this wednesday. What failed me was a combination of little things. Taking turns to wide, drifting into the fog line, not exagerating my head/body when looking as I crossed intersections and train tracks (for the testers benefit) etc. Nothing really serious so all in all I was happy with the outcome even though it didnt go as planned. I just wanted to stop in and let you know this forum has by far been the best inspiration for me and the most help while Ive been looking at my options for the future. Thank you all that put this together and that help keep it going. Your the best!!!

sgtwilldog's Comment
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Someone on here suggested to wear a ballcap so they can more easily tell if you turned your head. Good luck on the next one!

Anchorman's Comment
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Someone on here suggested to wear a ballcap so they can more easily tell if you turned your head. Good luck on the next one!

I think it's even more simple. I would reccommend saying what you are doing while you are doing it. "I'm looking to my left...I'm looking to my right...I'm watching for oncoming traffic or trains". I think saying something similar would benefit you and the tester. It may help ease the nerves and make you more comfortable as well.

Lil's Comment
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DK, sorry about your test. From what I've read here, it seems like many people have to take test more than once. You have a good attitude and that will help you. Good luck Wed!

Sgtw, Interesting point about ballcap. I will have to remember that. Thanks.

Scott M's Comment
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Someone on here suggested to wear a ballcap so they can more easily tell if you turned your head. Good luck on the next one!

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I think it's even more simple. I would reccommend saying what you are doing while you are doing it. "I'm looking to my left...I'm looking to my right...I'm watching for oncoming traffic or trains". I think saying something similar would benefit you and the tester. It may help ease the nerves and make you more comfortable as well.

I think what Anchorman wrote is excellent- To say what you're doing. I don't wear a cap when driving, so I would not make that change when I'm taking a test. But I understand how the cap would emphasize the turning of the head.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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I wore a ball cap when I took my test. Didn't exaggerate my movements at all but the brim of the cap moving is much easier for the tester to see. Worked great for me and several other people at my school!

Old School's Comment
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DK, don't even worry about it _ you already have the right attitude.

A lot of people fail their driving tests, and quite often it may just be that the tester needs to fail a few people now and then. if everybody passed it will begin to look like they aren't even doing their job. Just remember to stay calm and confident, and concentrate on the things the tester mentioned to you that failed you. I'm pretty sure you've got this on this next try - keep it up, and hang in there!

Mr. T's Comment
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Someone on here suggested to wear a ballcap so they can more easily tell if you turned your head. Good luck on the next one!

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I think it's even more simple. I would reccommend saying what you are doing while you are doing it. "I'm looking to my left...I'm looking to my right...I'm watching for oncoming traffic or trains". I think saying something similar would benefit you and the tester. It may help ease the nerves and make you more comfortable as well.

This is exactly what I did. I talked it out. Can't go wrong there.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I failed twice for stalling th e truck. I said everything out loud.. even what I messed up so he knew I was aware I was wrong. Read the signs aloud. And calm and breathe. They want u to pass. Good luck

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Charlie Mac's Comment
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Will be looking for your update Wednesday! Hopefully some good news. good-luck.gif

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