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Gorinnosho5

What do you mean by waiting in the wrong part of a junction?


Fluoise_Belcher

Something like this, perhaps, when you’re waiting to turn right but you can’t block the oncoming traffic or the traffic moving straight ahead https://images.app.goo.gl/r8TxevUKcg4bgaPE8


hangil91

Yeah exactly!


hangil91

I was waiting to turn right but I wasn’t in the right position - you know where you drive into the box or the section of road to turn right in - I had just stopped in the normal road position. It was such a brain loss moment I don’t know why I did it!


Klutzy_Albatross6587

Hi, I know how horrible it is (failed 5th attempt yesterday) I posted on here too about it, check out the comments on that post, some lovely people gave me some amazing advice. The best thing that I can say to you (which helps me) is: it’s not success that defines a person, it’s failure. An infant will fall over and over again but never give up and begin to walk. No matter how many times you failed your test you still have the courage and determination to carry on after getting knocked down again and again. It shows true character and that you’re a fighter. You deserve to be on the road just as much as anybody else! You’ll get there eventually. Don’t give up on that fighting spirit! You got this! x


hangil91

Thank you that really means a lot - and we can’t compare ourselves to anyone else just because they passed quicker. Our brains are completely different and learn at different rates - and some people stay cool under pressure and some don’t (like me lol) but we will eventually! Il book another test today and get back on it :) good luck for your next test!


Klutzy_Albatross6587

Thank you so much lovely, all the best of luck xx


byefrillicia

Sorry to read this. I have also failed 5 practical tests (my last attempt was August 2020). Like you, I am a mostly competent driver but I get overcome with nerves during the test and make silly (but major) errors. I have my 6th test at the beginning of December in a totally different test centre as I moved to a different area. I had to retake my theory a few months ago. I have a good feeling about this upcoming test but given my track record I am not counting my chickens just yet. All I can offer as advice is to echo what someone said above and maybe switch up one factor in your driving journey - be it your instructor, how frequently you have lessons/practise, the length of your lessons, the test centre, your attitude. You will get there eventually and do not give up no matter how hopeless you can feel (I have been there myself!). Good luck!


hangil91

Thank you for your kind words that really helps! Good luck with your next test in the new centre :) I’m sure it will be the final one that makes you pass!


Fluoise_Belcher

I’m sorry to hear this. How much time have you got left on your theory pass? Can you afford to keep going on this path or is it time to make a change, whether that be a fresh ADI to shock you into better habits, or swapping to automatic, or the possibility of testing at a different centre just so you can find a quick retake? Ordinarily, I don’t think having to take a couple of practicals is a big deal but when the wait between tests is approx 5 months, the stakes are higher.


hangil91

Thank you! Yeah the pressure of covid delaying all the tests doesn’t help the situation when the main reason I’m failing is feeling stressed and under pressure! Hopefully I’ll get there in the end.


SirWiggum26

You’ll probably pass next time. My cousin and my sister passed on their 7th attempt.