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# 78077 26-Feb-2011 12:20
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Hi Guys,
I'm having my restricted license test on Monday morning at the westgate west auckland branch.

Do you have any tips that you want to share ?

I know that speed is one of the most if not the most important part of the test, so i'll make sure i go about 2 km/h below the speed limit (ie. 48 in 50k zone)


Do they take us to the motorway ?
I can do that, but just haven't practiced it as much as say 80k zone etc etc.


Any tips would be appreciated as i dont' wanna waste $108  hehe :D 

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  # 443626 26-Feb-2011 12:27
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Biggest thing is that even tho you may know your speedo is out by say 5km but you HAVE to drive to your speedo or they will fail you.

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  # 443630 26-Feb-2011 12:36

Also, make sure you stop AND WAIT for at least 3 seconds at stop signs. Even if it's blatantly clear. I got failed on my first try for only stopping and then immediately moving on.

 
 
 
 




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  # 443631 26-Feb-2011 12:42
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maknz: Also, make sure you stop AND WAIT for at least 3 seconds at stop signs. Even if it's blatantly clear. I got failed on my first try for only stopping and then immediately moving on.


Wow are u serious ?? They mad !! lol  , ok ill wait.

But lets say i stop at the sign and a car passed in front of me (car going straight)  so i have to wait 3 sec after that car, and if there's another car passing before the 3 second is up i have to start back at 1 ? lol  



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  # 443632 26-Feb-2011 12:43
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boby55: Biggest thing is that even tho you may know your speedo is out by say 5km but you HAVE to drive to your speedo or they will fail you.



I don't quite get that , what do you mean ? So if my speedo is broken and it's off by 5km and it's a 50 k zone and i want to drive at 45 kmh  i have to drive at 40 ?

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  # 443636 26-Feb-2011 13:02
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miamiheatfan:
boby55: Biggest thing is that even tho you may know your speedo is out by say 5km but you HAVE to drive to your speedo or they will fail you.



I don't quite get that , what do you mean ? So if my speedo is broken and it's off by 5km and it's a 50 k zone and i want to drive at 45 kmh  i have to drive at 40 ?


All speedos are set to display 5kmh faster than you are actually going. If your car says you are driving 45k, you will actually be doing 40k. But you have to follow what your speedo says - if you are driving in a 40kmh zone, you must drive so your speedo reads 40k

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  # 443637 26-Feb-2011 13:05
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miamiheatfan:
boby55: Biggest thing is that even tho you may know your speedo is out by say 5km but you HAVE to drive to your speedo or they will fail you.



I don't quite get that , what do you mean ? So if my speedo is broken and it's off by 5km and it's a 50 k zone and i want to drive at 45 kmh  i have to drive at 40 ?
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Say you know your speedo is out say 5km to slow. (Most older cars are out somewhere between 0-5)

Usually you would drive at 53-54 to compensate for this, during the test the instructor will be watching over your speedo like a hawk, so Make sure you don't go over the limit on the speedo even if it does seem slow



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  # 443638 26-Feb-2011 13:06
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VinLew:
miamiheatfan:
boby55: Biggest thing is that even tho you may know your speedo is out by say 5km but you HAVE to drive to your speedo or they will fail you.



I don't quite get that , what do you mean ? So if my speedo is broken and it's off by 5km and it's a 50 k zone and i want to drive at 45 kmh  i have to drive at 40 ?


All speedos are set to display 5kmh faster than you are actually going. If your car says you are driving 45k, you will actually be doing 40k. But you have to follow what your speedo says - if you are driving in a 40kmh zone, you must drive so your speedo reads 40k


Oh ok, got it.

For the 3 point turn , is it ok to be slow executing the whole process from start to finish ? since you have to look at basically all 3 mirrors plus over the shoulder plus blind spot etc.
I can do it fast outside of test but for test i'll slow it down , thats ok right ?? and is it done on normal roads or quiet neighborhood ? 

 
 
 
 


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  # 443641 26-Feb-2011 13:07
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VinLew:

All speedos are set to display 5kmh faster than you are actually going. If your car says you are driving 45k, you will actually be doing 40k. But you have to follow what your speedo says - if you are driving in a 40kmh zone, you must drive so your speedo reads 40k



Umm.. I don't think so.. 

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  # 443642 26-Feb-2011 13:09
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LennonNZ:
VinLew:

All speedos are set to display 5kmh faster than you are actually going. If your car says you are driving 45k, you will actually be doing 40k. But you have to follow what your speedo says - if you are driving in a 40kmh zone, you must drive so your speedo reads 40k



Umm.. I don't think so.. 


Well that's my understanding, correct me if I'm wrong

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  # 443644 26-Feb-2011 13:14
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keep a save distance from the car in front of you.
remember to signal and use your mirrors.
relax




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  # 443647 26-Feb-2011 13:18
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wmoore: keep a save distance from the car in front of you.
remember to signal and use your mirrors.
relax


I can do the first 2 things.

Idk the about the last one, i'm  a lil nervous cuz i know the instructor will nitpick every single thing.

But i'll just try to slow things down, everything.

And how often do they ask about hazards ?  Like i do watch the surrounding but i can't do it every single second.

And motorway ? 

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  # 443656 26-Feb-2011 14:11
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Make sure you check your mirrors often, move your head a bit too just so they know. Also when you approach stop signs you HAVE to stop, I know 3 people that failed instantly just because they did rolling stops. Plus you have to do head checks too. Don't disagree with the instructor either, it wont end in your favor. Hahaha.

Best of luck.




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  # 443672 26-Feb-2011 15:46
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dont leave you windows wipers going if the rain has stopped ! >.<

make sure when u stop at a stop sign, the car bounces back after your braking.

keep eyes peeled, mirrors and roads, everything. speedo is most important, if you go over you fail.....dont stick to 45kmph since i did that and he said "speed up please"
so yea...

confidence is a help. get over the 3 point turn, i had to do one and then go up a driveway and reverse back out since the road was too small. take your time and you will fly through !




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  # 443675 26-Feb-2011 16:06
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Watch your speed if your test time is during the start of school, as they will take you to Don Buck Road. They won't take you to the motorway, but they will take you to an open road (Red Hills Rd). They will look for speed awareness, signal check, distance, braking, knowledge of stop sign and give way rules. Also will include some hill start, reversing, parking, 3-point turn and u-turn. Also watch your speed on road construction. Anyway the test will take at least 20 mins.

They will mark you down if you go 5km/h+ over the speed limit and an instant fail for 10km/h +

 Should have took a driving lesson, as the tutor will teach/prepare you about what to do for your test. You might get lucky and get an appointment before the test and possibly use the tutor's car instead of yours.

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  # 443676 26-Feb-2011 16:11
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 Should have took a driving lesson, as the tutor will teach/prepare you about what to do for your test.


+1




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