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In Theory it works…..

Considering my age it may surprise you to know that I do not have a driving licence, this isn’t due to being a menace on the roads, some medical condition or failing so many times that I simply gave up.

I have just never had the need or desire to drive, I’ve been happy to take the train, ride the bus or hail a taxi.

To rectify this, with a lot of love and a little bit of ulterior motive (apparently she would like to drink once in a while when we go out) Wife bought me Driving Lessons for Christmas.

I’ve been chugging along for the past few months, enjoying it more than I thought I would if I’m honest. I have actually been looking forward to getting my licence and getting my own car.

A little over a week ago I took the first step on the last stretch of this journey by having my theory test. Prior to taking it I was a little cocky, I had done the practice questions on the PC program and based on the simplicity of the answers and the general rule that the answer is always “go slower” I couldn’t  imagine anyone, let alone me failing this test.

I had however forgotten the Hazard Perception test.

After a reading the blurb and watching the introduction video I decided to jump straight into the practice exams this time, no “learning” just straight in, I was after all on a high from my knowledge that only a fool could fail this test.

I was wrong, the “anti cheat” thing is frankly a little too zealous, or alternatively I’m just a really cautious driver. After practicing the same test about 10 times I eventually got the when to click down, so it no longer thought I was attempting to cheat the system, I can tell you however those few hours when I was constantly failing really knocked my confidence. Eventually however I had got the hang of it and was acing the tests, I was back in full confidence mode!

If my pre-exam nerves were not enough on the Friday night, Wife decided this was the perfect time to subject me to Miserable Les, I’ve seen the live show I wasn’t impressed with that, and at risk of alienating every female on the internet I wasn’t impressed with the film either.

Anyways back to the test, after the 158 minutes of my life I will never get back, and the number of beers required to sit through that I decided that I should do a spate of a test tests, that was a bad idea, it was the Hazard perception Test all over again.

I completed 7 test theory’s that night, and I failed 7 test theory’s. Considering it was now 2am and I had my actual test at 8am the following morning, it’s safe to say my hops where not high.

BUT it paid off!

The following morning during my actually test, I knew exactly the speed at which a Car towing a caravan is legally allowed to go, the three situations in which you may overtake another vehicle on the left and what the fucK this sign means!

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  1. June 5, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Hopefully this means you got your license or you’re just in the “warm-up” stage before going for the big one. If you got your license, congratz, if not, well, keep trying and you’ll get there.

  2. June 6, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I dont have my license yet, but I did pass the Theory Exam that I mention in the post. I am now just waiting to book the test in so fingers crossed that will be in the next month or so 😀

  1. June 14, 2013 at 10:32 pm

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