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Ohhhh drat. It was all going so well until that darned corner reversed around and the kerb moved and hit my tyre... automatic fail. Hey ho, at least the roads are safe for another few weeks.

Thanks for all the positive thinking! More next time please... J x

Posted at 13th Mar 2009 - 07:18AM   Posted by DevonLife   News from Devon Comments: 20

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I am so sorry - I am sure you are disappointed. I failed my test the first time and it took me several years before I had another go. Don't do that - it makes it hard. Get so more practice in soon - that's probably all you need. RosieXX

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 13th Mar 2009 at 07:23AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Don't you just hate those corners? Never mind.......put in for the next one RIGHT away.... (takes off hard hat and removes child from the bunker).

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 13th Mar 2009 at 07:50AM

Damned kerbs, they can be so unreliable these days....
Try again, asap.

Posted by: @themill on 13th Mar 2009 at 08:17AM

Faith's Avatar Don't give up. I was on my fourth when I passed, and had already got engaged and married in the long time it took me to pass!

Posted by: Faith on 13th Mar 2009 at 08:20AM

Bayou's Avatar Devon, never mind and try again soon.
Just last week, I damaged my front wheel and the guy in the garage looked at me like that => Shocked and believe you me I have done several hundreds of miles in my life - these things happen Confused
Let us know when you go again - we will avoid the area and send plenty of purple vibes so that you pass that time!

Posted by: Bayou on 13th Mar 2009 at 08:35AM

Withy Brook's Avatar As Bayou says, these things happen - kerbs move, or even suddenly appear, as on one occasion when I split the wall of my tyre Embarassed
Take it again as soon as you can, and get in as much practice as you can in the meantime.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 13th Mar 2009 at 08:43AM

Elizabethd's Avatar Better luck next really is easier the second time, you know what to expect.

Posted by: Elizabethd on 13th Mar 2009 at 08:52AM

I had a kerb move only last week - its very disconcerting! Also cost me a new tyre Rolling Eyes

Better luck next time - I'm sure you will be brilliant.

Posted by: Zoe on 13th Mar 2009 at 09:38AM

Westerwitch's Avatar You are in such good company - I failed my test first time - sailed through the second. Important to practice hitting the kerb though - because it is something you will need in the future - just now and again.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 13th Mar 2009 at 09:46AM

Tattie Weasle's Avatar Do you know those kerbs were never like that in my day I call it downright rude! However, they say you're a better driver if you fail the first time! I failed mine and of course I am now an excellent driver - unless you get car sick...

Posted by: Tattie Weasle on 13th Mar 2009 at 09:58AM

Suffolkmum's Avatar On never mind Devon, blame that malicious kerb. You'll sail through next time.

Posted by: Suffolkmum on 13th Mar 2009 at 10:01AM

Woozle1967's Avatar Yes, DO put in for your re-take ASAP - don't give up! xx

Posted by: Woozle1967 on 13th Mar 2009 at 10:42AM

Mountainear's Avatar Naughty kerb. Bet it was only playing.

It'll be easy peasy next time. x

Posted by: Mountainear on 13th Mar 2009 at 10:54AM

Milla's Avatar seriously, very many people fail first time (I did - treacherous sneaky kerb - am now THE best reverser, honestly, AND a devious van driver who blocked the examiner's view so he couldn't see that I could see endless traffic coming on, but turning left, without indicating, obv a rat run, so these cars never materialised beyond the van, so I looked like a panicking pansy unable to negotiate beyond the van, then the pastard driver sauntered out and pulled down his tail gate thing so I had to back to manoeuvre ruond him. hate hate). Anyway, put in for a test straight away, don't let it fester or anything, straightaway! Second time was much easier. Make sure you go round and round the routes. my first time was in Croydon, as I lived in London, where I'd never been, second time was in Bristol and it was much easier just knowing the roads. Just think of all the ninnies who HAVE passed and you'll do it with ease,!

Posted by: Milla on 13th Mar 2009 at 11:03AM

Pipany's Avatar Failed first time too (and second!). Not to worry DL, you will get there in the end x

Posted by: Pipany on 13th Mar 2009 at 11:14AM

Preseli Mags's Avatar All the best people fail first time! Wink Commiserations though, I know how it feels. It took me four goes (with a big gap and a motorbike in between goes two and three) but it's worth it in the end. Next time we'll ramp up the purple vibes to include keeping the kerbs still! xx

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 13th Mar 2009 at 11:35AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar No! Did mine in Croydon too Milla. Ehem, though, not ALL the best people fail first time (smug first-timer here though had a hugely awkward bit when cat decided to sit in road as doing my reverse round corner.... conducted weird conversation with self - tester doing the pursed lip silent thing...explaining why I was finally moved.)

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 13th Mar 2009 at 11:45AM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Okay, okay, some people pass first time. I just didn't. Not that I'm bitter. Not at all. Twisted Evil

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 13th Mar 2009 at 02:09PM

I did mine first time too - did mine in Boringstoke aka Donut City. Get dizzy doing all the roundabouts even now! I think Swindon or that other place in Herts whose name escapes me with all the magic roundabouts must be a learner's nightmare.

Posted by: Zoe on 13th Mar 2009 at 06:07PM

Camilla's Avatar Don't give up, second time lucky.!


Posted by: Camilla on 14th Mar 2009 at 03:30AM

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