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  # 443821 27-Feb-2011 09:50
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miamiheatfan: Ok thanks again guys.

Big help all of you.


My test is tomorrow at 9.  :) 


best of luck, hope you pass !





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  # 443825 27-Feb-2011 10:03
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Oh and remember, if you think you stuff up on something, like a 3 point turn, reverse into drive way or something, ask to do it again. They like to see that. I did that when he asked me to reverse into a drive and I over shot it, re did it and got 100% on the final mark. And indicate if you're going around a dead end. I didn't know that until my driving instructor told me the day before when we did a practice test.




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  # 443826 27-Feb-2011 10:07
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 And indicate if you're going around a dead end. I didn't know that until my driving instructor told me the day before when we did a practice test.


U mean signal right for a U turn at a dead end ?  OkieSmile 

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  # 443827 27-Feb-2011 10:08
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miamiheatfan:
 And indicate if you're going around a dead end. I didn't know that until my driving instructor told me the day before when we did a practice test.


U mean signal right for a U turn at a dead end ?  OkieSmile 


Yeh do that the whole way round, and physically turn your head to check for other cars, children, bikes etc.... oh and check for bikes going around corners. 




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  # 443835 27-Feb-2011 10:24
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I paid for AA driving lessons for my restricted, and I was told that when doing the 3 point turn an instant fail was screwing the wheels around on the spot, he said the car MUST always be in motion at any time while driving in order to turn the steering wheel.

Hence while doing the 3 point turn I hit the curb as there was not enough room to do it moving and turning steering wheel.

Combined with 2 hands on wheel in 10/2 position, and must shuffle wheel not make sweeping turns, and must indicate right then left then right, made this the single hardest thing to do, harder than anything asked on truck, motorcycle or specialist licences!

So is he right, or was he just super paranoid that his power steering would poop itself if the wheels were regularly turned on the spot by learner drivers?

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  # 443836 27-Feb-2011 10:27
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im not sure if this helps, but my instructor taught me to not turn the wheels when im completely stopped.
instead, i was told to slowly edge forward while turning the wheel to get a nice sweeping motion. luckily i had a small car so the 3 point turn was a breeze




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  # 443837 27-Feb-2011 10:27
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IlDuce: I paid for AA driving lessons for my restricted, and I was told that when doing the 3 point turn an instant fail was screwing the wheels around on the spot, he said the car MUST always be in motion at any time while driving in order to turn the steering wheel.

Hence while doing the 3 point turn I hit the curb as there was not enough room to do it moving and turning steering wheel.

Combined with 2 hands on wheel in 10/2 position, and must shuffle wheel not make sweeping turns, and must indicate right then left then right, made this the single hardest thing to do, harder than anything asked on truck, motorcycle or specialist licences!

So is he right, or was he just super paranoid that his power steering would poop itself if the wheels were regularly turned on the spot by learner drivers?


I was always told by my dad that doing that on the spot just rips the treed off the tires and would make them bald really quick  




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  # 443844 27-Feb-2011 10:49
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tardtasticx: 
I was always told by my dad that doing that on the spot just rips the treed off the tires and would make them bald really quick  

Actually, it stuffs your tie-rod ends... it wont hurt the tyres unless they're really sticky (and it will tear up the road quicker than your tyres). My Mrs has wrecked our lawn moving my car by doing this :D
 


HEAD CHECK! I can not stress this enough! They don't care if you can see better with a mirror, as long as you look over your shoulder! 



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  # 443846 27-Feb-2011 10:56
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I can do the 3 point turn, i got the signal part down  (right sig, left sig 4 reverse, right sig) .......but not moving your car while turning the steer wheel is an INSTANT FAIL  ?!?!?!?!?!  Wooowww   :( :(

What if the 3pt turn is on a semi busy road ? u kinda have to turn the steer first otherwise your car will cross over slighly while backing down if the road isn't wide enough.

That's one part of the test though. 

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  # 443884 27-Feb-2011 15:16
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Please do tell us how it goes, if you do the basics right it would be all good. I did it in West Gate once and failed but I managed to pass it in Auckland this year. It is a good feeling when you pass.

Good Luck.

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  # 443892 27-Feb-2011 15:58
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Oh, and make sure your warrant and license are all current or they wont take you out as I found out doing mine.




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# 443896 27-Feb-2011 16:16
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miamiheatfan: I can do the 3 point turn, i got the signal part down ?(right sig, left sig 4 reverse, right sig) .......but not moving your car while turning the steer wheel is an INSTANT FAIL ??!?!?!?!?! ?Wooowww ? :( :(

What if the 3pt turn is on a semi busy road ? u kinda have to turn the steer first otherwise your car will cross over slighly while backing down if the road isn't wide enough.

That's one part of the test though.?


Doubt it will be an instant fail which is weird. Anyway if you are going to move the steering wheel, just slightly release on the brakes while doing so. The car will move slightly as you move turn the wheel. They won't test you like the 3 point turn on a semi-busy road. They will do it on an isolated place off Red Hills Rd probably, or the housing area next to the mall.

Also be careful when turning on Red Hills Rd as well if you don't know the place. But anyway seeing that you are doing it at 9am, you won't have speed limit around school areas.

Keep in mind on what the person above said. Check that your car is road legal before taking the test. It will be very disappointing to find out that one of your brake light is faulty and the instructor decides not to take the test. You will have to pay again to resit.

In a lighter mood, the test will make time fly by and you might not get to do a 3-point turn.



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  # 443899 27-Feb-2011 16:30
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DKe:
miamiheatfan: I can do the 3 point turn, i got the signal part down ?(right sig, left sig 4 reverse, right sig) .......but not moving your car while turning the steer wheel is an INSTANT FAIL ??!?!?!?!?! ?Wooowww ? :( :(

What if the 3pt turn is on a semi busy road ? u kinda have to turn the steer first otherwise your car will cross over slighly while backing down if the road isn't wide enough.

That's one part of the test though.?


Doubt it will be an instant fail which is weird. Anyway if you are going to move the steering wheel, just slightly release on the brakes while doing so. The car will move slightly as you move turn the wheel. They won't test you like the 3 point turn on a semi-busy road. They will do it on an isolated place off Red Hills Rd probably, or the housing area next to the mall.

Also be careful when turning on Red Hills Rd as well if you don't know the place. But anyway seeing that you are doing it at 9am, you won't have speed limit around school areas.

Keep in mind on what the person above said. Check that your car is road legal before taking the test. It will be very disappointing to find out that one of your brake light is faulty and the instructor decides not to take the test. You will have to pay again to resit.

In a lighter mood, the test will make time fly by and you might not get to do a 3-point turn.


Alrighty, all great advice. Car wof is good, lights checked ........it's a toyota startlet XD  

Gracias pple. 

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  # 443940 27-Feb-2011 20:41
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And make sure you look in your mirrors. Heaps.

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  # 443943 27-Feb-2011 20:56
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JarrodM: And make sure you look in your mirrors. Heaps.


but be careful not to look TOO much, as to distract you from the road ahead.  




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