Warning: Illegal string offset 'html' in /home/hsn/public_html/forum/cache/skin_cache/cacheid_1/skin_topic.php on line 909

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/hsn/public_html/forum/cache/skin_cache/cacheid_1/skin_topic.php:909) in /home/hsn/public_html/forum/admin/sources/classes/output/formats/html/htmlOutput.php on line 114

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/hsn/public_html/forum/cache/skin_cache/cacheid_1/skin_topic.php:909) in /home/hsn/public_html/forum/admin/sources/classes/output/formats/html/htmlOutput.php on line 127

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/hsn/public_html/forum/cache/skin_cache/cacheid_1/skin_topic.php:909) in /home/hsn/public_html/forum/admin/sources/classes/output/formats/html/htmlOutput.php on line 136

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/hsn/public_html/forum/cache/skin_cache/cacheid_1/skin_topic.php:909) in /home/hsn/public_html/forum/admin/sources/classes/output/formats/html/htmlOutput.php on line 137

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/hsn/public_html/forum/cache/skin_cache/cacheid_1/skin_topic.php:909) in /home/hsn/public_html/forum/admin/sources/classes/output/formats/html/htmlOutput.php on line 141
Driving - HSN forum - Page 2

Jump to content


Driving


140 replies to this topic

#21 $impl_ih

    Top of the Class

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 337 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 05 February 2005 - 08:01 PM

QUOTE(Dave @ Feb 5 2005, 08:00 PM)
i have to say i saw a difference between my AA instructor who was quite new and the more experienced self employed Top Gear man

View Post



Yeh but most instructors start of with a company like the BSM, and once they become qualified then the start up their own company.
`..`._. $ m p l y _ h `..`._.


user posted image

#22 Dave

    Ruler (but not owner) of hsn

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,252 posts
  • Location:kilmarnock(ok kilmaurs)
  • Interests:programming, exercising, brass band, using this board
  • Gender:Male

Posted 05 February 2005 - 08:03 PM

True but some of the self employed can be right cow boys as well. Mine was an honest man who didn't do me out of time and stuff like that. This of course meant he was late all the time but that wasn't a problem

If i am not here i am somewhere else



#23 $impl_ih

    Top of the Class

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 337 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 05 February 2005 - 08:10 PM

Dave, which DSA Theory CD's is it that you are talking about?
`..`._. $ m p l y _ h `..`._.


user posted image

#24 Dave

    Ruler (but not owner) of hsn

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,252 posts
  • Location:kilmarnock(ok kilmaurs)
  • Interests:programming, exercising, brass band, using this board
  • Gender:Male

Posted 05 February 2005 - 08:17 PM

the DSA produce CD's with all their questions for the multiple choice and hazard preception on them. They are availible from all major bookshops etc

If i am not here i am somewhere else



#25 $impl_ih

    Top of the Class

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 337 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 05 February 2005 - 08:21 PM

Ahh right.
I think there are few different ones out, i was thinking of getting the one called
"Driving Test Sucess Theory"
Has anyone used this one and is it any good?
`..`._. $ m p l y _ h `..`._.


user posted image

#26 Dave

    Ruler (but not owner) of hsn

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,252 posts
  • Location:kilmarnock(ok kilmaurs)
  • Interests:programming, exercising, brass band, using this board
  • Gender:Male

Posted 05 February 2005 - 08:59 PM

i have used it however these are third party questions

What you want to look for is ones that say "official DSA question bank". The actual DSA stuff is in a white box with the official DSA trademark on the front

If i am not here i am somewhere else



#27 Ally

    HSN Legend

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,912 posts
  • Interests:Just finished 1st year at uni studying medicine.
  • Gender:Male

Posted 05 February 2005 - 09:01 PM

How is the hazard perception? Is it harder/easier than the real thing?

#28 $impl_ih

    Top of the Class

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 337 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 05 February 2005 - 09:02 PM

QUOTE(Dave @ Feb 5 2005, 08:59 PM)
i have used it however these are third party questions

What you want to look for is ones that say "official DSA question bank". The actual DSA stuff is in a white box with the official DSA trademark on the front

View Post



I see what you mean.
What is the name of the CD that you use Dave?
`..`._. $ m p l y _ h `..`._.


user posted image

#29 Dave

    Ruler (but not owner) of hsn

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,252 posts
  • Location:kilmarnock(ok kilmaurs)
  • Interests:programming, exercising, brass band, using this board
  • Gender:Male

Posted 05 February 2005 - 09:04 PM

this is the thing i mean

http://froogle.google.co.uk/froogle_url?q=...ioHoAAAAAAAAAAA

This is pricy but someone but have a copy you can borrow at school

The same thing is available for the hazard perception

If i am not here i am somewhere else



#30 $impl_ih

    Top of the Class

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 337 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 05 February 2005 - 09:07 PM

QUOTE(Dave @ Feb 5 2005, 09:04 PM)
this is the thing i mean

http://froogle.google.co.uk/froogle_url?q=...ioHoAAAAAAAAAAA

This is pricy but someone but have a copy you can borrow at school

The same thing is available for the hazard perception

View Post



Wow £21 that is a bit pricey. blink.gif
`..`._. $ m p l y _ h `..`._.


user posted image

#31 Dave

    Ruler (but not owner) of hsn

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,252 posts
  • Location:kilmarnock(ok kilmaurs)
  • Interests:programming, exercising, brass band, using this board
  • Gender:Male

Posted 05 February 2005 - 09:09 PM

yes indeed but its the best way to aviod a resit which is costly as well

The hazard perception on the Success CD is a lot faster than the real test so you tend to click to early and lose marks


If i am not here i am somewhere else



#32 werlop

    Fully Fledged Genius

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,497 posts
  • Location:Cambridge (Term Time), Bearsden (Glasgow) Non Term Time
  • Gender:Male

Posted 05 February 2005 - 11:01 PM

One of my friends failed his test yesterday (the non theory part).
Click here to visit the Bearsden Academy Website
user posted image


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!

#33 Lesley

    Fully Fledged Genius

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,868 posts
  • Location:Glasgow
  • Interests:Haribo and irn bru, thanks.
  • Gender:Female

Posted 05 February 2005 - 11:01 PM

i'd like to order driving lessons for the complete tramp who nearly killed me today (okay slight overstatement but he nearly caused a crash! i thought i was a gonner seriously!)

A few of my friends have taken their theory tests, including my sis, and there's been a few who have passed and a few that have failed. I'm sure you'll get there in the end up bred2k4.

As for the practical test, my sis has failed a good 5 times ( most of the times shes accepted it, but one time she was mighty unhappy 'cause she basically should've passed, even her driving instructor was arguing with the tester) another friend failed in the first 5 minutes of her test as she was too close to a wheely bin.

neway, i'm not quite sure if i want to drive or not. all the friends are going on about how fantabylicious driving is, but i'm not really a fan of cars, dunno why really, just doesn't appeal to me. However, i suspect in the future if i get a job or whatever, a car would more than likely be helpful. I'd prefer to take lessons at this age than when older, so i might take some over the summer or enxt year or something.



user posted image
Cows are magnificent,
Cows I call them "moos",
And sometimes silly folk,
They call my moos "coos".

#34 Dave

    Ruler (but not owner) of hsn

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,252 posts
  • Location:kilmarnock(ok kilmaurs)
  • Interests:programming, exercising, brass band, using this board
  • Gender:Male

Posted 06 February 2005 - 10:25 AM

many have said they aren't interested in cars....then they start getting lessons wink.gif

If i am not here i am somewhere else



#35 gary

    Child Prodigy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 546 posts

Posted 06 February 2005 - 11:09 AM

Had 40 lessons and failed my test twice.

Although I can drive I just get too nervous on the test.

#36 $impl_ih

    Top of the Class

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 337 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 06 February 2005 - 11:17 AM

QUOTE(gary @ Feb 6 2005, 11:09 AM)
Had 40 lessons and failed my test twice.

Although I can drive I just get too nervous on the test.

View Post



Unlucky Gary, have you got a date booked for your next test?
`..`._. $ m p l y _ h `..`._.


user posted image

#37 Holmes

    Good Effort

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 87 posts
  • Location:Polmont, Falkirk
  • Interests:StirlingSwim
  • Gender:Male

Posted 06 February 2005 - 11:21 AM

I had my 1st test yesterday.... sad.gif Was a perfect drive - 0 minors apart from the 1 serious fault. I was approaching the city centre and I thought you couldnt go in a bus lane. I moved out into another lane and apparently i shouldnt have.... mad.gif An absolutely piss poor reason for failing IMO. At least i know i should hopefully pass next time, booked my resit an hour after my failure.

Id had around 25 hours actual lessons, plus i drive to school every day and go out for long drives at the weekends. They recommend something like 40 hours worth of practise in order to pass your test

If your prepared for the theory test then you should walk it. Just get the official DSA CD. You really cant go wrong if you do it as it uses the exact same questions as used in the actual test. Be wary of the hazard perception tho, can be quite dodgy. I passed it 1st time tho.

#38 Dave

    Ruler (but not owner) of hsn

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,252 posts
  • Location:kilmarnock(ok kilmaurs)
  • Interests:programming, exercising, brass band, using this board
  • Gender:Male

Posted 06 February 2005 - 11:34 AM

zero minors huh.gif your are the first person i have heard of that ha done that

Pity about the minor tho, you cant go in bus lanes unless they are marked on signs that you can had you never been on that road before or something

If i am not here i am somewhere else



#39 superstar

    Child Prodigy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 671 posts
  • Location:Angus
  • Gender:Female

Posted 06 February 2005 - 11:44 AM

I had 30 driving lessons b4 i passed my test. I passed on the same day as Dave if i remeber correctly. I had 4 minors! Though i have only driven about 2wice on my own since my test as i am still quite scared! lol! And i so cannot park OMG i have to like take 2 spaces at Tescos!!

As for theory i used the DSA book that had every question you could possibly get in it. I just went throo that i couple of thime and in passed first time!

Driving tests theory and practical are so much down to luck on the day thoo!

#40 Dave

    Ruler (but not owner) of hsn

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,252 posts
  • Location:kilmarnock(ok kilmaurs)
  • Interests:programming, exercising, brass band, using this board
  • Gender:Male

Posted 06 February 2005 - 11:48 AM

ah yes so you did and you passed with less minors than me!

Are you seriously scared i have never been scared. The only people i scare is my mum how thinks i crazy because the first time i drove on my own was in the dark when it was raining!!...and i wasn't completely sure where i was going

If i am not here i am somewhere else







1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users