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2013-01-25 06:55:24 PM  

Norfolking Chance: after the duel carriageway section.


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2013-01-25 06:57:37 PM  

umad: Norfolking Chance: after the duel carriageway section.

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Dammit, my text was cut off. I meant to say "Your tests are way more hardcore than ours are."
 
2013-01-25 07:23:59 PM  
Every driving test should be in a 1965 Ford pick up with three-on-the-tree and power nothing!
If you can pass in that you should be good for anything that doesn't require a CDL.
 
2013-01-25 07:42:28 PM  
I passed on my first test at 15, driving a stick. It was not pretty, but it was functionally okay. Learned about defensive driving years later as a GI stationed in South Korea amidst very aggressive taxi drivers.

Rule #1: If you think you're a good driver, then good for you, Punkin!
Rule #2: Everyone else is an idiot, and dangerously so.
Rule #3: See Rule #2. Believe it. Adapt as necessary and you'll be fine.
 
2013-01-25 07:44:00 PM  

lendog: Wteylix: GanjSmokr: Mad Scientist: Marshal805: hbk72777: $500 says this girl was black

$1 million says your a racist jagoff.

$1 says you're bad at grammar.

$5 says all 3 of you are right.

I will not be taking up this bet.

/First thought was she's black too

I was thinking white and handed everything she ever wanted from her daddy.


It's not an affluent city. The news articles say she lives in Mayfield Hts., she probably lives in an apartment. I took my last drivers test at the same place, I was 38 as I had lived in another state and let that license lapse so I had to take the test again. It's in a shopping plaza, I had to drive around the plaza and park in back, took about 35 seconds. The tester was maybe 21, kind of biatchy but smokin hot. Probably got the gig through relatives, like most of them did.
 
2013-01-25 08:11:29 PM  
I didn't know that they actually failed anyone on those tests. What with all the terrible drivers you see texting, reading, shaving, putting on makeup, and a million other things which make me want to run them off the road.
 
2013-01-25 08:38:26 PM  

Killer Cars: Let's share CSBs on how pathetic our "driving tests" actually were.

Mine? In NH, all that was required at the time was to drive a square mile involving only one stoplight intersection and a single stop sign, then back into a parking space at the DMV. This was at (IIRC) the DMV in Milford.


I let my license expire for more than a year and in my state that means that you have to actually take the driving test again. I went to take the test and the examiner wouldn't ride with me because the passenger seat belt in my 1977 Chevy K10 didn't work. So I went and bought one, installed it and went back a week later or something. I passed the test, but she thought I might have been going a bit fast in a 25 mph zone but couldn't mark me off on that because for the whole 10 or so years I had that truck the speedometer never worked. I never got a speeding ticket as I went by the tachometer. Sold it for $500 and the engine blew up two months later, lol!  The guy I sold it to still has the 1984 vintage pop-up camper in a different pickup though so he's got that going for him.
 
2013-01-25 08:54:36 PM  

ski9600: Killer Cars: Let's share CSBs on how pathetic our "driving tests" actually were.

Mine? In NH, all that was required at the time was to drive a square mile involving only one stoplight intersection and a single stop sign, then back into a parking space at the DMV. This was at (IIRC) the DMV in Milford.

I let my license expire for more than a year and in my state that means that you have to actually take the driving test again. I went to take the test and the examiner wouldn't ride with me because the passenger seat belt in my 1977 Chevy K10 didn't work. So I went and bought one, installed it and went back a week later or something. I passed the test, but she thought I might have been going a bit fast in a 25 mph zone but couldn't mark me off on that because for the whole 10 or so years I had that truck the speedometer never worked. I never got a speeding ticket as I went by the tachometer. Sold it for $500 and the engine blew up two months later, lol!  The guy I sold it to still has the 1984 vintage pop-up camper in a different pickup though so he's got that going for him.


SOLD IT FOR $500 AND THE ENGINE BLEW UP TWO MONTHS LATER,LOL.

//Thats....Um...thats ...You gotta great sense of humor..
 
2013-01-25 09:07:16 PM  

grinding_journalist: Lunchlady: Got to see douchy rich Arabs and Russians spin out their fancy cars and hit all the other cars in the parking lot in the snow. The Schadenfreude was delicious.

Ok, that's farking hilarious. I was there in the spring of '05; it was just rainy/wet most of the time. Would be even funnier if their cars weren't so nice...here are a few examples, as I'm sure you recall the like. Car porn time!

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Same owner. Old one got booted because he couldn't be bothered to update the registration. Bought a new one while he was in town that semester for school.
.


Holy WOW, I can't believe that the new Mini Cooper is that much bigger than the old school model. I don't believe I would fit in the old one.
 
2013-01-25 09:09:56 PM  
Why are people taking official DMV tests at a BMW site?
 
2013-01-25 09:37:13 PM  

grumman94: I didn't know that they actually failed anyone on those tests. What with all the terrible drivers you see texting, reading, shaving, putting on makeup, and a million other things which make me want to run them off the road.


I failed my first driver's test (at 16) when I made an illegal left turn. Against the light in heavy traffic. The guys giving the tests must have balls of pure titanium.
 
2013-01-25 10:15:51 PM  
Failed first time then passed later. First instructor made up reasons to fail me. Told me to pull over and perform three point turn, so I pulled onto the shoulder and made the turn after checking for traffic. She claimed that I had no reason to leave the road. Then told me to back up straight for 100', then yelled at me to stop because a kid was riding his bike a block away. Followed by her claiming I was too far past the stop sign while trying to see around vegetation for traffic on a higher speed road. I don't know how much power she thought my dad's Nissan Sentry had, but I knew I needed a lot of distance to get up to 55. Parallel parking was the only thing she said I did right. I never practiced parallel parking in a real car, only toyed with parallel parking a r/c car. A second instructor and suddenly I had a perfect score. I had already been driving a year without a license and a cop buddy of my dad's followed me once. He was surprised to see a young driver hold the speed limit so well. My dad told him "What do you expect, he had a cop on his butt." Of course the cop didn't know I wasn't legal.

/Learned on a stick and I feel all kids should learn on a stick.
//thinking about what gear to change to in city traffic will break bad distracting habits
 
2013-01-25 10:15:57 PM  

W.C.fields forever: ski9600: Killer Cars: Let's share CSBs on how pathetic our "driving tests" actually were.

Mine? In NH, all that was required at the time was to drive a square mile involving only one stoplight intersection and a single stop sign, then back into a parking space at the DMV. This was at (IIRC) the DMV in Milford.

I let my license expire for more than a year and in my state that means that you have to actually take the driving test again. I went to take the test and the examiner wouldn't ride with me because the passenger seat belt in my 1977 Chevy K10 didn't work. So I went and bought one, installed it and went back a week later or something. I passed the test, but she thought I might have been going a bit fast in a 25 mph zone but couldn't mark me off on that because for the whole 10 or so years I had that truck the speedometer never worked. I never got a speeding ticket as I went by the tachometer. Sold it for $500 and the engine blew up two months later, lol!  The guy I sold it to still has the 1984 vintage pop-up camper in a different pickup though so he's got that going for him.

SOLD IT FOR $500 AND THE ENGINE BLEW UP TWO MONTHS LATER,LOL.

//Thats....Um...thats ...You gotta great sense of humor..


Yeah, I guess that's on me. I didn't tell him to check the oil or something. Anyway, I see what your saying so let me modify that to "I sold the rig for $500 (it was a fair price, and the first time I've had 5 Benjamins in my hand) but the engine blew up 2 months later and the truck got scrapped or something. That's sad because I had some really sexy-fun times in the camper that was installed in the bed of the truck. Plus that guy had to buy another truck."

/thanks
//why didn't he fix it???
 
2013-01-25 11:00:41 PM  

ski9600: W.C.fields forever: ski9600: Killer Cars: Let's share CSBs on how pathetic our "driving tests" actually were.

Mine? In NH, all that was required at the time was to drive a square mile involving only one stoplight intersection and a single stop sign, then back into a parking space at the DMV. This was at (IIRC) the DMV in Milford.

I let my license expire for more than a year and in my state that means that you have to actually take the driving test again. I went to take the test and the examiner wouldn't ride with me because the passenger seat belt in my 1977 Chevy K10 didn't work. So I went and bought one, installed it and went back a week later or something. I passed the test, but she thought I might have been going a bit fast in a 25 mph zone but couldn't mark me off on that because for the whole 10 or so years I had that truck the speedometer never worked. I never got a speeding ticket as I went by the tachometer. Sold it for $500 and the engine blew up two months later, lol!  The guy I sold it to still has the 1984 vintage pop-up camper in a different pickup though so he's got that going for him.

SOLD IT FOR $500 AND THE ENGINE BLEW UP TWO MONTHS LATER,LOL.

//Thats....Um...thats ...You gotta great sense of humor..

Yeah, I guess that's on me. I didn't tell him to check the oil or something. Anyway, I see what your saying so let me modify that to "I sold the rig for $500 (it was a fair price, and the first time I've had 5 Benjamins in my hand) but the engine blew up 2 months later and the truck got scrapped or something. That's sad because I had some really sexy-fun times in the camper that was installed in the bed of the truck. Plus that guy had to buy another truck."

/thanks
//why didn't he fix it???


My first car was my Pops 1976 Chevy Nova(Medalist) He gave it to me.Three years later the newspaper delivery guy rearended it and moved it five feet foward.Knocked it out of rack..My Insurance gave me back $500.I turned around and sold it for $500. It was the 80's.

//I'm no better than ya.
 
2013-01-25 11:09:42 PM  

ITGreen: I assume by "vets" you mean veterans


I meant Niedermeyers.
ROTC nazis.
Degree + 90 day wonder.
Suits.
Bots.
Breeders.
 
2013-01-25 11:15:41 PM  

ski9600: W.C.fields forever: ski9600: Killer Cars: Let's share CSBs on how pathetic our "driving tests" actually were.

Mine? In NH, all that was required at the time was to drive a square mile involving only one stoplight intersection and a single stop sign, then back into a parking space at the DMV. This was at (IIRC) the DMV in Milford.

I let my license expire for more than a year and in my state that means that you have to actually take the driving test again. I went to take the test and the examiner wouldn't ride with me because the passenger seat belt in my 1977 Chevy K10 didn't work. So I went and bought one, installed it and went back a week later or something. I passed the test, but she thought I might have been going a bit fast in a 25 mph zone but couldn't mark me off on that because for the whole 10 or so years I had that truck the speedometer never worked. I never got a speeding ticket as I went by the tachometer. Sold it for $500 and the engine blew up two months later, lol!  The guy I sold it to still has the 1984 vintage pop-up camper in a different pickup though so he's got that going for him.

SOLD IT FOR $500 AND THE ENGINE BLEW UP TWO MONTHS LATER,LOL.

//Thats....Um...thats ...You gotta great sense of humor..

Yeah, I guess that's on me. I didn't tell him to check the oil or something. Anyway, I see what your saying so let me modify that to "I sold the rig for $500 (it was a fair price, and the first time I've had 5 Benjamins in my hand) but the engine blew up 2 months later and the truck got scrapped or something. That's sad because I had some really sexy-fun times in the camper that was installed in the bed of the truck. Plus that guy had to buy another truck."

/thanks
//why didn't he fix it???


Yea that ain't on you that's all the buyer sorry but if in two months he didn't check the oil its his fault...and I say this because...I bought a car and didn't check the oil and guess what the engine blew in two months and I was SOL.

/csb
// had a road trip the next week and was going to get an oil change before that...oops
 
2013-01-25 11:51:35 PM  

Norfolking Chance: Pert: Pass the UK driving tests (yes, plural) or even worse, the motorbike tests, and we'll talk.

UK license, both categories A and B (that's car and motorbike) and did the motorbike bit three years ago. The motorbike bit isn't that hard if you are a decent rider but if you are a poor rider then you will never pass. That's the reason why over 70% of all bike "accidents" are the fault of the over road users. Bikes aren't dangerous, it's the muppets in the cars that are dangerous.


My driving skills worked out kind of backwards to most people's. CBT in 99, direct access in 01, and I got a car licence last year. I came off a CG125 in a minor way (too sharp an angle on a wet roundabout) probably in 99 or 2000, and off an ER-5 (showing off to friends) in 01 or 02.

I do regret not getting cat B sooner, as they used to dish out categories much more freely back in the day. My bro has a veritable alphabet of categories on his licence - I guess he would have passed in 95. He may have a few extra categories from his time in the army though.

CSB During the road section of my bike test the radio packed up near the start just after the duel carriageway section. After 5 minutes of faffing the first section was left, right, 2nd left then stop. After that he just said ride back to the test centre. Didn't panic and passed.

So did the radio come back? Bro got his cat A a couple of years ago, and the advice for what to do when that happened was the same as in my day - indicate a radio problem, by slapping the side of your helmet, and pull over when safe and legal to do so.

umad: umad: Norfolking Chance: after the duel carriageway section.

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Dammit, my text was cut off. I meant to say "Your tests are way more hardcore than ours are."


Well, yes. And judging by Fark threads it's pretty terrible to drive in America. Of course I'm not trying to say it's perfect in the UK, just that by having more rigorous licensing, drivers here tend to be better than American drivers.

/Probably helps that automatic gearboxes are uncommon, too.
//I just don't get why you'd choose to give up the control over a vehicle that you get from a manual transmission.
 
2013-01-26 12:02:52 AM  

WhippingBoy: Smeggy Smurf: GanjSmokr: KangTheMad: GanjSmokr: Mad Scientist: Marshal805: hbk72777: $500 says this girl was black

$1 million says your a racist jagoff.

$1 says you're bad at grammar.

$5 says all 3 of you are right.

A pound of bacon says you're wrong.

I'd have to take that bet just because there's a chance I'd win bacon.

I'd bet a half empty can or warm beer that everybody is just being a snarky asshole for the hell of it

It greatly amuses me how many people just don't get it.


You might be surprised how many people get it and snark for the hell of it
 
2013-01-26 06:16:45 AM  
iron de havilland:

I do regret not getting cat B sooner, as they used to dish out categories much more freely back in the day. My bro has a veritable alphabet of categories on his licence - I guess he would have passed in 95. He may have a few extra categories from his time in the army.

So did the radio come back? Bro got his cat A a couple of years ago, and the advice for what to do when that happened was the same as in my day - indicate a radio problem, by slapping the side of your helmet, and pull over when safe and legal to do

Got my car in 97 so I do have an alphabet soup of categories (the one I love most is the one for road rollers).

For the radio on the bike test I was told to shake your head if you didn't understand the instruction and to pull over if the radio packed up. All I could hear from the radio was was the click from the talk button. I had to ride almost a mile just to find somewhere safe to stop, all the time shaking my head after the clicks. It was on the side of the city I new well so I could visualise where he wanted me to go before I got back on the bike.

I liked the Mod1 test. Bouncing the poor ybr125 off the rev limiter in 2nd to get the 50kph for the swerve and emergency stop. My GF has a bike as well and was the first up for the mod1 when she did it and aced it. Then two blokes doing their direct access had to follow a woman in a pink leather jacket who got no faults in the drizzle. The pressure must of been massive.
 
2013-01-26 09:30:45 PM  

iron de havilland: /Probably helps that automatic gearboxes are uncommon, too.


I only buy manuals.

/was just poking fun at "duel"
 
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