How many times did it take you to pass the driving test?

United States
February 2, 2008 7:25pm CST
how many times did u have to take the test whether the written or driving test? I myself still don't have my license and I've taken it 10 times... its not the driving test that i have problems with its the damn comp test i get nervous and screw it all up...
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@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
3 Feb 08
I passed the written test the first time but had to take the driving test twice. I failed the first time on parallel parking. And I had practiced so many times too. grr!
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@lilaclady (28226)
• Australia
3 Feb 08
I had to go for mine twice, i cam home so upset when I failed as i had a brand new car sitting in my drive way and i couldn't drive it, because things have changed so much since I got my license I am not sure i would pass the written side of things now.
• United States
3 Feb 08
i passed both written and and the driving test on the first try. it sounds like you are your own worst enemy. i know its easy to say and a lot harder to do, but try not to get so nervous. take your time reading the questions, for that matter re-read the question AT LEAST TWICE SLOWLY before you answer it. a lot of the damn things are written so if you happen to skip a single word, your answer will be way off. on questions where you arent sure enough of one answer..try using the common sense method of deduction. you know, take out the ones that just dont sound like they would be safe compared to the others..try to trim the answer choices down as much as you can..then make a decision between whats left. hope that helps...good luck on your next try! YOU WILL GET IT!!
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• United States
3 Feb 08
thanx i appreciate it alot, and i dont know why but ive always got so nervous with tests its like i can study allnight on it and then as soon as im sittin in front of the comp my mind goes blank, so its not that im gettin the wrong answers just not the best answer for the question.
• Romania
3 Feb 08
Hello Evoluchun, I got my driver license from the first time I toked the test. I remember that I was very nervous when I got back at the well but I started to do my routine to relax a bit, adjust my sit, the mirrors, pull the hand break and put the gear stick in first. I started to drive but I was so nervous that I couldn't speak. I got a scar on my right cheek and the cop asked my from where I have it. I explained to him where I got it but that toked my about 3 minutes. So my advice to you is to try to relax, study real hard and to a lot of test at home. Take care and have a great day. ScarFace.
@ellie333 (21018)
10 Feb 08
There wasn't a written test when I took mine years ago. I failed the first time and passed the second. It took my daughter six times and she is a very competent driver but just was so nervous at the test and each time she failed she got worse for the next one, but she has at last got her pass and pass plus too which helps lower insurance. Just perservere and eventually you will pass. Goood luck. Ellie
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@jrajaaz (70)
• United States
9 Feb 08
It took me two times to pass the written and once to pass the road test when I got my license. When I got my CDL it was the other way around.
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• Canada
3 Feb 08
I passed the written test on my first try. The driving test I failed because the instructer I had was a jerk and was failing everyone that day. He went so far as to call my stupid. My dad about killed him. Where I live we have to do graduated licenses which sucks. I figure its just a way for them to snivle more money out of us but anyhow, we have our G1 which we can only drive with someone 5 years experience, can't have noone in the car with alchol in their system and we can't drive after midnight or before 7am. Then we have our G2 which is full access except you can't have NO alchol in your system at all. Then there is our G which is the same as G2 except you have the legal limit of alchol. I wont have one drink and drive so I dont care about the G2 and G but it has to be done, you only have 5 years to complete it
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@cydzzj (356)
• Australia
23 Feb 08
I passed my learner test, HPT, driving test all only in one time. Before I took the driving test, I felt very nervous, and I thought I can not pass it in once tome. But before I driving, the examination officer asked me which kind of drivers' licence I prefer, three years or ten years? I relaxed at once........And after, I passed!:-)
8 Mar 08
I passed both times ive had to do my test. First was way back in 1998 and then got banned shortly after and re-done it in 2004. I did not study for the theory test and only got 1 wrong both times