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2014-07-13 04:13:29 PM
License? I believe you mean Lisence.

111

Damnit!
 
2014-07-13 04:21:59 PM
Subby, it's negative attitudes such as yours that makes us not have nice things...

:)
 
2014-07-13 05:07:48 PM
Might depend on the instructor.  EN RA HA.
 
2014-07-13 05:10:15 PM
Pffft! Amateur. Took this South Korean woman 950 attempts before she passed the driving test.
 
2014-07-13 06:31:58 PM
In Massachusetts, taking a driver's test over 40 times qualifies you for a driver's license. Cumulative experience.
 
msP
2014-07-13 06:32:05 PM
I expected this to be about Sponge Bob
 
2014-07-13 06:35:45 PM

skinink: In Massachusetts, taking a driver's test over 40 times qualifies you for a driver's license. Cumulative experience.


In Florida, you can get your driver's license from a bag of Cracker Jack.
 
2014-07-13 06:37:12 PM

skinink: In Massachusetts, taking a driver's test over 40 times qualifies you for a driver's license. Cumulative experience.


If this is true, it explains so much.

/I love ya MA, but a lot of y'all can't drive for shiat.
 
2014-07-13 06:42:44 PM

msP: I expected this to be about Sponge Bob


img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-07-13 06:44:33 PM
I think here in the US if you get caught driving while intoxicated 3 times (or thereabouts), you are deemed untrustworthy to drive and your license gets taken away for good.
Shouldn't the same go for a driver's exam? I mean, unless the test requires you to drive like Jason Statham in The Transporter, you sbould get five chances at it, tops.
 
2014-07-13 06:44:40 PM

brimed03: skinink: In Massachusetts, taking a driver's test over 40 times qualifies you for a driver's license. Cumulative experience.

If this is true, it explains so much.

/I love ya MA, but a lot of y'all can't drive for shiat.


I know someone who recently had some masshole scream obscenities at them and flip them off while they were part of a FUNERAL PROCESSION. What the fark is in the water up there?
 
2014-07-13 06:46:09 PM

lokis_mentor: msP: I expected this to be about Sponge Bob

[img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 512x384]


I also watch too many cartoons..

/barnacles!
 
2014-07-13 06:49:30 PM

praxis44241: I think here in the US if you get caught driving while intoxicated 3 times (or thereabouts), you are deemed untrustworthy to drive and your license gets taken away for good.
Shouldn't the same go for a driver's exam? I mean, unless the test requires you to drive like Jason Statham in The Transporter, you sbould get five chances at it, tops.


welllll, the DUI issue is a state by state thing but I agree with you on the testing, if you can't follow the rules on paper you should not be allowed to operate a car. This is from the mirror though and they don't even drive on the correct side of the road...
 
2014-07-13 06:50:15 PM
Metro mirror whatever
 
2014-07-13 06:53:16 PM
Jesus. If you can't retain knowledge from the 110 attempts for use on number 111 how can you remember small details like is that car behind me a car? The short and long term memory must be sieve.
 
2014-07-13 06:53:16 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Pffft! Amateur. Took this South Korean woman 950 attempts before she passed the driving test.


At that point I'm gonna go with "this person is unfit to operate a motor vehicle". Hand them the keys to the tricycle and call it a day.
 
2014-07-13 06:53:47 PM
i.telegraph.co.uk

Maybe if she had a few shots beforehand, she could have saved that money and passed the test. She'd be better than most idiots on the road nowadays.
 
2014-07-13 06:54:46 PM
Brits get to take their driving tests in Mini Coopers? That's pretty cool.
 
2014-07-13 06:57:53 PM
driving tests are multiple choice, usually with four answers per question. say passing is 80%. if you guess each question, how many times would you have to take it to give yourself a 50/50 shot of passing?
 
2014-07-13 06:59:00 PM
sharetv.org

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2014-07-13 07:20:15 PM

praxis44241: I think here in the US if you get caught driving while intoxicated 3 times (or thereabouts), you are deemed untrustworthy to drive and your license gets taken away for good.
Shouldn't the same go for a driver's exam? I mean, unless the test requires you to drive like Jason Statham in The Transporter, you sbould get five chances at it, tops.


That is false. You just lose your license longer each time , 1-6 months first offense, 6 months to a year second time and probably double it for your third DUI, depending if your license was suspended at the time and/or your duis are 10 years of each other
/in pa at least
 
2014-07-13 07:22:51 PM
Came for Otto Mann, leaving disappointed.
 
2014-07-13 07:30:45 PM

doglover: License? I believe you mean Lisence Ricense.


FTFY

/I lived in Korea for 3 years, I'm allowed to say that.  :-)
 
2014-07-13 07:35:37 PM

btch_cakes: driving tests are multiple choice, usually with four answers per question. say passing is 80%. if you guess each question, how many times would you have to take it to give yourself a 50/50 shot of passing?


Give it a try. UK Theory test practise. It gives your score at the end. You need 43 out of 50.
 
2014-07-13 07:42:18 PM

chrylis: Came for Otto Mann, leaving disappointed.


I got a zero last time. This time I'm hung over!
 
2014-07-13 08:14:28 PM

Flint Ironstag: btch_cakes: driving tests are multiple choice, usually with four answers per question. say passing is 80%. if you guess each question, how many times would you have to take it to give yourself a 50/50 shot of passing?

Give it a try. UK Theory test practise. It gives your score at the end. You need 43 out of 50.


This is in no way a bookmark for when I get in a farking PC that supports farking flash.

/farking flash!
 
2014-07-13 08:28:37 PM

Flint Ironstag: btch_cakes: driving tests are multiple choice, usually with four answers per question. say passing is 80%. if you guess each question, how many times would you have to take it to give yourself a 50/50 shot of passing?

Give it a try. UK Theory test practise. It gives your score at the end. You need 43 out of 50.


I took test 1 and got 40, but the hand signals tripped me up, along with the left lane question. In the US, the left lane of a freeway (motorway) is supposed to be a passing lane, not a "normal driving" lane. I also missed a couple on the max speed of an unladen swallow trailer when the sign has a diddywhiker as opposed to when the sign has a bobbygobbin.
 
2014-07-13 08:28:53 PM
If you're that mentally slow/dense you're too incompetent to drive whether you pass eventually or not...

After they get the license, how many wrecks are they gonna cause until they figure out not to do something stupid?

Even if the test fails were due to performance anxiety or something, it takes a calm observant person to drive safely all the time. I can't imagine someone who gets that nervous during the exam is going to do well if put in a high pressure situation where they need to make a split second decision to avoid a collision.
 
2014-07-13 08:30:02 PM

oh_please: In the US, the left lane of a freeway (motorway) is supposed to be a passing lane, not a "normal driving" lane


It just dawned on me that the left lane is the slow lane over there. Duh...
 
2014-07-13 08:34:44 PM

Flint Ironstag: btch_cakes: driving tests are multiple choice, usually with four answers per question. say passing is 80%. if you guess each question, how many times would you have to take it to give yourself a 50/50 shot of passing?

Give it a try. UK Theory test practise. It gives your score at the end. You need 43 out of 50.


Just got a perfect score and I had to freaking guess at some of the answers because of not knowing some terms, what hand signs they use and some more obscure laws.
 
2014-07-13 08:36:33 PM

Flint Ironstag: btch_cakes: driving tests are multiple choice, usually with four answers per question. say passing is 80%. if you guess each question, how many times would you have to take it to give yourself a 50/50 shot of passing?

Give it a try. UK Theory test practise. It gives your score at the end. You need 43 out of 50.


I got a 40 out of 50 and I live in California.  I don't know anything about their speed laws, insurance laws, highway markings, or what a pelican crossing is.  Plus, I was trying to convert my mind to left hand driving the whole time.
Anybody from England who can't pass that test shouldn't be driving.
 
2014-07-13 08:39:01 PM

Deschain: Flint Ironstag: btch_cakes: driving tests are multiple choice, usually with four answers per question. say passing is 80%. if you guess each question, how many times would you have to take it to give yourself a 50/50 shot of passing?

Give it a try. UK Theory test practise. It gives your score at the end. You need 43 out of 50.

Just got a perfect score and I had to freaking guess at some of the answers because of not knowing some terms, what hand signs they use and some more obscure laws.


Same here. Perfect score although I had to guess at some of the British laws. I got my license last year, started driving my car only a month ago, and I'm drunk.
 
2014-07-13 08:42:04 PM
DigitalDirt: Flint Ironstag: btch_cakes: driving tests are multiple choice, usually with four answers per question. say passing is 80%. if you guess each question, how many times would you have to take it to give yourself a 50/50 shot of passing?

Give it a try. UK Theory test practise. It gives your score at the end. You need 43 out of 50.

I got a 40 out of 50 and I live in California.  I don't know anything about their speed laws, insurance laws, highway markings, or what a pelican crossing is.  Plus, I was trying to convert my mind to left hand driving the whole time.
Anybody from England who can't pass that test shouldn't be driving.


As my post above but I'm Texan. Took an educated guess that the accident questions would be focused more on safety than anything. Hand signals were pure guesses(admittedly, I can't remember what they are this side of the pond anyways) and there were a few other educated guesses though. Majority was common sense driving IMO though.

Forgot to mention in my previous post too: Why the hell would ANYONE be allowed to take a driver's test after failing it 10 times, much less 110?

/I also forgot to slashy my previous post...
//The following slashy is meant for that post...
///Yes, I broke grading curves when I was in school...
 
2014-07-13 08:42:21 PM

DigitalDirt: Flint Ironstag: btch_cakes: driving tests are multiple choice, usually with four answers per question. say passing is 80%. if you guess each question, how many times would you have to take it to give yourself a 50/50 shot of passing?

Give it a try. UK Theory test practise. It gives your score at the end. You need 43 out of 50.

I got a 40 out of 50 and I live in California.  I don't know anything about their speed laws, insurance laws, highway markings, or what a pelican crossing is.  Plus, I was trying to convert my mind to left hand driving the whole time.
Anybody from England who can't pass that test shouldn't be driving.


The best thing about driving in the UK compared to California is not having to come to a complete stop and every crossing. Seriously, we have junctions and mini roundabouts and if you can see the road is clear you don't even have to slow down.

/But we can't turn right, or even left, on a red.
//The wild pelican population is huge. We build crossings for them so they can get to the lakes.
 
2014-07-13 08:48:42 PM

praxis44241: I think here in the US if you get caught driving while intoxicated 3 times (or thereabouts), you are deemed untrustworthy to drive and your license gets taken away for good.
Shouldn't the same go for a driver's exam? I mean, unless the test requires you to drive like Jason Statham in The Transporter, you sbould get five chances at it, tops.


If you drive like Jason Statham in The Transporter, you must be required to look like Jason Statham in the Transporter before you get to drive that way.
 
2014-07-13 08:59:11 PM
I haven't met anyone who passed on the first try.  It took me three times.  The first attempt, I think I got an examiner who's sole purpose was to fail all first attempts.  After the test, the first thing she said was, "Do you want to know how you failed?"  I checked around town, everyone had the same experience with the same lady.  The second time, I went after school at the DMV office next door, and was failed for getting up to 35 in what is normally a 35 zone, but the school zone sign was flashing two hours after school was out.  The third attempt, I drove like I did on the first attempt, and got a perfect score.

/ I still feel they were messing with me.
//A coworker was trying get his CDL again so he can quit, and was starting to get the same runaround, only it cost several hundred dollars per test.
 
2014-07-13 09:03:41 PM
Maybe she can't read?  I just got a perfect score on common sense and guesswork alone.  I'm not sure how one could fail this test without some some disability coming into play.
 
2014-07-13 09:14:20 PM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: skinink: In Massachusetts, taking a driver's test over 40 times qualifies you for a driver's license. Cumulative experience.

In Florida, you can get your driver's license from a bag of Cracker Jack.


No, they bring those down from New York
 
2014-07-13 09:32:39 PM

Gyrfalcon: praxis44241: I think here in the US if you get caught driving while intoxicated 3 times (or thereabouts), you are deemed untrustworthy to drive and your license gets taken away for good.
Shouldn't the same go for a driver's exam? I mean, unless the test requires you to drive like Jason Statham in The Transporter, you sbould get five chances at it, tops.

If you drive like Jason Statham in The Transporter, you must be required to look like Jason Statham in the Transporter before you get to drive that way.


i57.tinypic.com

I WISH.

My only consolation is I still have hair.
 
2014-07-13 09:36:02 PM
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2014-07-13 09:39:25 PM

Flint Ironstag: btch_cakes: driving tests are multiple choice, usually with four answers per question. say passing is 80%. if you guess each question, how many times would you have to take it to give yourself a 50/50 shot of passing?

Give it a try. UK Theory test practise. It gives your score at the end. You need 43 out of 50.


I got 42 out of 50 and I'm from the U.S. Most of them were common sense, so if someone studied and failed that would be pretty sad, especially if it happened repeatedly.

I got a couple of signs wrong that aren't used over here, like the amber light for trains (it's just flashing red lights here at the crossing) and "what is the speed limit for a vehicle towing a trailer on a motorway." I picked 60mph. Answer was 50 which would be pretty damn slow on most freeways here.

Also got the "what does white cane with red band mean" wrong since I chose only blind. There's no standardization here (deaf/blind people both may carry a white cane, with or without a red tip and you have to yield for them regardless), and I wasn't aware that people who are both deaf and blind generally wander around the street (not even being sarcastic....didn't know there were enough of them to make a specifically labelled device for it).

On the U.S. written test I got one wrong, and I can't even remember exactly what it was at this point since it was so long ago. It was some question about licensing cost for drivers under 18, which was completely irrelevant to me since I was not under 18 at the time, and I'm not sure what knowing the exact licensing fee for something has to do with driving ability/safety. Missouri has some stupid-ass questions. Luckily I studied the book really close, because there were also a bunch of questions about drunk driving law, asking stuff like how to name exact penalties and fees for driving drunk, which is retarded since people shouldn't be driving drunk in the first place, and I'm certainly not going to, so why would I care how many points on license, years of suspension there are or the exact fees you need to pay as a result?
 
2014-07-13 09:47:39 PM

fusillade762: Gyrfalcon: praxis44241: I think here in the US if you get caught driving while intoxicated 3 times (or thereabouts), you are deemed untrustworthy to drive and your license gets taken away for good.
Shouldn't the same go for a driver's exam? I mean, unless the test requires you to drive like Jason Statham in The Transporter, you sbould get five chances at it, tops.

If you drive like Jason Statham in The Transporter, you must be required to look like Jason Statham in the Transporter before you get to drive that way.

[i57.tinypic.com image 850x566]

I WISH.

My only consolation is I still have hair.


Yeah, me too. I comb it over from my back.
 
2014-07-13 10:07:53 PM

zerkalo: Jesus. If you can't retain knowledge from the 110 attempts for use on number 111 how can you remember small details like is that car behind me a car? The short and long term memory must be sieve.


This. After you've taken the test, say, three times, YOU'VE SEEN ALL THE QUESTIONS they could possibly ask you on the test. Look up the answers to those questions and you're golden.
 
2014-07-13 10:08:31 PM

Flint Ironstag: The best thing about driving in the UK compared to California is not having to come to a complete stop and every crossing. Seriously, we have junctions and mini roundabouts and if you can see the road is clear you don't even have to slow down.


No that's how it works in California, too.
 
2014-07-13 10:08:32 PM

lack of warmth: I haven't met anyone who passed on the first try.  It took me three times.  The first attempt, I think I got an examiner who's sole purpose was to fail all first attempts.  After the test, the first thing she said was, "Do you want to know how you failed?"  I checked around town, everyone had the same experience with the same lady.  The second time, I went after school at the DMV office next door, and was failed for getting up to 35 in what is normally a 35 zone, but the school zone sign was flashing two hours after school was out.  The third attempt, I drove like I did on the first attempt, and got a perfect score.

/ I still feel they were messing with me.
//A coworker was trying get his CDL again so he can quit, and was starting to get the same runaround, only it cost several hundred dollars per test.


I passed on the first try here in MO on both tests, and for the driving portion I got the cop/examiner who everyone in town considers a biatch. I also passed on the first try in Ohio on the written test, but I never took the driving portion because I moved out of state. Husband also got CDL first try, and personally I think a CDL should have even more strict testing, so if someone doesn't get it all right I don't think I want them on the road in a large vehicle alongside me...

If you failed stuff like not slowing down for a school flashing sign, regardless of school being out, then it's still your fault, not the examiner. You're supposed to be extra vigilant during the test since you're being scrutinized.

If you have any doubts, it's best to drive extra cautiously during the exam. Everyone told me wait until after you have your license if you want to drive more casually. Pretty much everyone I've seen fail made a mistake by doing stuff that generally won't get you pulled over, and isn't necessarily unsafe, but still was technically against the book. For instance, everyone keeps up with the flow of traffic, even if it's slightly over the speed limit, because someone slower than the rest of traffic causes issues, but you sure as hell shouldn't do that during the exam because you will get points taken off.

I just don't have much sympathy for people who break rules and fail the exam, and then blame the examiner. The U.S. is considered to have pretty lax testing rules compared to a lot of countries, so there is really no excuse. I understand someone having performance anxiety the first time, especially a teenager, since you are usually riding around with a pissy looking police officer, and going "I got nervous and forgot," but blaming the person giving the test (other than if the examiner is outright wrong about the law and unfairly marks you off when you were following it, which I've heard some people claim) makes me feel like the person refuses to take responsibility for their mistakes and probably should have failed.

Not saying you're a bad driver NOW, but it doesn't look like it was only the person giving the test who had the issue.
 
2014-07-13 10:26:07 PM

Comrad36: praxis44241: I think here in the US if you get caught driving while intoxicated 3 times (or thereabouts), you are deemed untrustworthy to drive and your license gets taken away for good.
Shouldn't the same go for a driver's exam? I mean, unless the test requires you to drive like Jason Statham in The Transporter, you sbould get five chances at it, tops.

That is false. You just lose your license longer each time , 1-6 months first offense, 6 months to a year second time and probably double it for your third DUI, depending if your license was suspended at the time and/or your duis are 10 years of each other
/in pa at least


The DWI laws are to lenient in the US.
 
2014-07-13 10:32:27 PM

Glendale: Flint Ironstag: The best thing about driving in the UK compared to California is not having to come to a complete stop and every crossing. Seriously, we have junctions and mini roundabouts and if you can see the road is clear you don't even have to slow down.

No that's how it works in California, too.


So why do cops ticket drivers who roll through a stop sign?

There's no such offence here.
 
2014-07-13 10:36:01 PM
A woman from south east London has failed her theory test 110 times.
It means the unidentified 28-year-old has spent a whopping £3,410 - and still has her practical to pass.


Sad thing is, for that type of money she could have flown over to Seattle, probably taken our test with flying colors (based on the proliferation of people driving in the left lane 15 mph under the speed limit and the non-compliance with our state's odd idea that crosswalks can be implied and not painted and cars will yield to peds), then flown back to GB every year and used the US license for the next 12 months.
 
2014-07-13 10:39:15 PM

Flint Ironstag: Glendale: Flint Ironstag: The best thing about driving in the UK compared to California is not having to come to a complete stop and every crossing. Seriously, we have junctions and mini roundabouts and if you can see the road is clear you don't even have to slow down.

No that's how it works in California, too.

So why do cops ticket drivers who roll through a stop sign?

There's no such offence here.


It's a common joke. Yes you're supposed to legally come to a complete stop. The joke implies Cali drivers don't know about or follow that law, or that it's a mere suggestion.

If someone rolled through a stop sign my dad always called it a "California stop," and I've heard a lot of other people use the term since.
 
2014-07-13 10:43:41 PM
http://edhat.com/html/california_stop.html
In a sample of 300 cars, the dedicated staff only saw 50 full stops (16.67%).

The Californians take pride in their California non-stopping (although the joke may have origins in the free right on red envy non-CA residents probably held at one point).
 
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