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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 4th Dec 17, 1:01 PM
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    Do you think you could pass a driving test ?
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    • 4th Dec 17, 1:01 PM
    Do you think you could pass a driving test ? 4th Dec 17 at 1:01 PM
    If you had to take your driving test again, today, do you think you'd pass it ?
    The driving test will change from Monday 4 December 2017 to include following directions from a sat nav and testing different manoeuvres.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-test-changes-4-december-2017

    I don't think i'd pass. I was watching the girl on Bbc Breakfast doing a 'pretend test' (she failed), and you need to know what all the switches & buttons on the dash are for, i can never remember some of the ones i never need to use. Then another change is, you have to follow instructions from the SatNav. I haven't got one. My car is a 05 reg, so it's not old, but hasn't a factory fitted Sat, and i only ever drive local, so i've never bothered to get one.
    I think i feel sorry for learners today.
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    • Tabbytabitha
    • By Tabbytabitha 5th Dec 17, 10:05 PM
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    They are also incorporating parallel parking, I believe.

    That should be fun!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Parallel parking was on both my tests, 12 and 16 years ago.
    • Gavin83
    • By Gavin83 6th Dec 17, 11:26 AM
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    It is a skill that all drivers should be using on a regular basis to reverse into parking spaces or private driveways.
    Originally posted by Nick_C
    I agree with this but then again I don't see why they didn't just make you park the car. It seems they're removing 'reversing round a corner' and replacing it with parking in a car park space which I think is a sensible move.
    • kettymerry34
    • By kettymerry34 6th Dec 17, 11:30 AM
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    Thanks for info, I am afraid, I wont, it looks harder :S
    Keep rolling rocking!
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 6th Dec 17, 12:00 PM
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    I agree with this but then again I don't see why they didn't just make you park the car. It seems they're removing 'reversing round a corner' and replacing it with parking in a car park space which I think is a sensible move.
    Originally posted by Gavin83
    But there aren't many of this type of parking space on the public highway so I suspect many people won't have this challenge.

    Of the three possible manoeuvres that you could be tested on, I always found this one the most difficult.
    • AubreyMac
    • By AubreyMac 6th Dec 17, 12:13 PM
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    Parking in a car park space or parallel parking comes with experience really. I have found that I 'learn' to do this again with each new car as I get more use to judging it's size and space. I do live in London though where bumper-to-bumper driving/parking is very much the norm.


    With parallel parking, although I have never touched another car when getting in/out of small spaces I do ALWAYS lower my wing mirror to see the kerb.
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