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21-05-2021, 04:22 PM
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Re: How to fail a driving test

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My driving instructor said to me that during my test, that if I went from a 30mph area to a 40mph area to increase my speed to show that I'd seen the change in speed limits. Instructors don't like dawdlers apparently as it shows lack of confidence.
That makes sense. Will take a drive down there later and see how obvious the speed limit is, and get back to you.
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21-05-2021, 05:10 PM
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So long ago I took my test, must have been in1962. Do they still have the sign of the torch warning of a school ahead?
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21-05-2021, 06:17 PM
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Many years ago I failed a driving test for 'going too slow'. I had slowed down to join a duel carriageway and was suppose to 'progress at a reasonable speed'.
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21-05-2021, 06:19 PM
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Re: How to fail a driving test

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Many years ago I failed a driving test for 'going too slow'. I had slowed down to join a duel carriageway and was suppose to 'progress at a reasonable speed'.
Didn't know they had dual carriageways back then
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21-05-2021, 09:48 PM
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Re: How to fail a driving test

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Didn't know they had dual carriageways back then
It was so they could accommodate two chariots riding along, side by side.
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21-05-2021, 10:08 PM
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Time is precious, dawdlers are costly.
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21-05-2021, 10:24 PM
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Re: How to fail a driving test

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It was so they could accommodate two chariots riding along, side by side.
Did you know that this had an effect on the size of the space shuttle rockets?

Two horses side by side create a rut in a road, which is why carriages tend to have a similar wheel span.

Carriagemakers agreed and adopted a standard width to build towards.

When trains were developed, they tended to use the same skilled carriage builders, who were tooled up to follow their usual standard sizes.

This affected the agreed standard gauge for railways.

This affected the size of railway tunnels.

Size of rockets was partly designed to ensure that could be transported on trains, and thus limited to the size of tunnels.

Whaddya know
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21-05-2021, 10:26 PM
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This had no effect on the design of the Reliant Robin.
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05-06-2021, 04:17 PM
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Am sure that many of you will have had sleepless nights worrying about my daughter's driving plight!!

She passed today. Car insured (to start on 10th June since putting random start dates into comparison sites can produce lower premiums..bit odd, hut hey ho)

She's going to me mighty careful from now one, which I guess is the point of the exercise.
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Oh! Congratulations Dex! Well done her - now you can get chauffeured around
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