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The traditional driving test is an archaic system that's desperately in need of an update. So with that in mind, here are six driving test techniques that you should forget as soon as you get your license!
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This is so true. With my driving instructor you got points taken off of you EVER crossed your arms. Other drivers behind us would get so frustrated at how slowly we had to make turns with the “push and pull”. And I literally looked in my mirrors every 10 seconds to MAKE SURE I got points for it on my test, but my instructor STILL told me at the end that I “need to look in my mirrors more” !!! because *he* wasn’t even watching me the whole time!!! AND he’d have to be literally looking *at* my eyes the entire time to see how much I looked in the mirror, SORRY I don’t poke my head out like a pigeon every time to just casually look in my rear view mirror! One good thing my particular instructor taught us though is that you need to match the speed of other drivers on the freeway even if it’s above the speed limit
agreed with most even tho some of them(1, 2, 3) arent thought to people here. the whole "look at this, that and the other mirror" is particularly stupid since it takes way too much time and actually following the stuff happening around u is far more effective. i somehow didn't manage to run anyone over even tho i never check mirrors in the way its presented here. also, drivers should also be thought to accelerate to the actual freaking speed limit. i feel like drivng below 80% of the speed limit should be a reason to fail.
I took my driving test in Germany.
1) Feeding the wheel was despised here. My driving teachers all always said this is for old ladies. From day 1 I was taught to cross the arms.
2) WTF? Are UK driving teachers retarded? Go to neutral, step on the brake. That is all you need to do when you stop. Handbrake is for parking only.
3) Okay this is something I was taught as well
4) In Germany, trucks do this to signal you can go back onto their lane after overtaking. Other than that, you only do it to signal someone to move aside (not obeying the "Rechtsfahrgebot") or warn them of oncoming dangers. Some also do it to warn others about upcoming radar controls, however this is in fact illegal.
5) In Germany, you are required to cover several scenarios during your driving lessons. The actual driving test lasts 45 minutes and can be held anywhere. A busy town, the Autobahn or just practicing parking. That is up to your tester.
6) That is in fact something I was doing a lot during driving lessons. The last thing you want to happen is going too
fast. However after about 2 or 3 years of driving practice, you are easily able to keep your speed without constantly checking. Most modern cars have a digital and thus way easier to see speed display anyway.
Okay I am from Europe and the first thing they teach you is don't feed the wheel, they used to teach that so I learned that from my grandfather but I unlearned fast, you keep both hands on the wheel, turn as far as you can than swap hands and you are good.
We never apply handbrake unless you park on a place where your car may slip if you don't do it or if you stop on a hill and want to continue but that's not neccessary.
We flash lights to other drivers all the time - especially if their lights are turned off (stupid rules I know, you have to have the lights on no matter when you are driving even if it's sunny and you can't see them but okay)
You have to check mirrors periodically but you don't have to do all the checking like showing here, you have to check the rear mirror? in the car for a second just to check if someone is behind and if you are merging you do the shoulder check and glance at the mirrors.
You only glance at the speed here and there, and eventually you learn how to drive correct speed without checking anyways.
These are outdated. I past my driving test this year. Handbrake is only required at a stop sign for starters and there is no “official” way to hold a steering wheel. So yeah didn’t bother watching the rest.
In the US, I've been taught to use the latter form in all situations, save for flashing. Headlights aren't used other than for seeing at night, and utilizing brights for other their intended use could get your ass kicked.
0:15 jesus christ this is what they teach in the UK???? i didn't even know people drove like that at all wtf. why would you teach people do drive in such an unsafe way, and worst of all, institutionalize it???? my god...
Feeding the wheel stops you punching yourself in the face at 200mph if the airbag deploys while you're crossing your hands over. Also, any good driving instructor should teach you how to analyze the sharpness of a corner meaning, if you pay attention to the corner and plan ahead for it (reducing speed to between 10-15mph) for "normal size corners, and slower for sharper corners, you shouldn't even need to cross your hands over.
No you're not required to put the handbrake on at every stop. My instructor told me to try and do it at lights as it's more secure than using the brake pedal, especially if you're on a hill. Plus, if it's late at night, constantly using the brake pedal instead of the handbrake at lights and other times you stop for longer than a few seconds, can dazel the driver behind you.
An emerging driver nearly crashed into my instructor when he was driving me back after I'd just passed my test, and my instructor said that's exactly why you need to check all your mirrors and blind spots as you can never assume it's safe to go.
As for speed, yes. Obviously it's an immediate fail if you break the speed limit, as you're breaking the law, but you can easily feel the car slow down and speed up so you don't need to check the speedometer every 5 seconds.
One of the reasons you need to feed the wheel in Australia, at least from what I've been taught, was to make sure your hands and arms don't crossover the airbag as if it goes off you could whack yourself in the face. Pretty ridiculous.
BMW'sare crap anyways and after that bideo makes me not want to beleive you and its dangerous ig you dont indicate anyway older versoins of BMW's sound like dying duck or HELL
buying a bmw takes you to hell
firslty,you cant indicate
if cant indicate youll crash
if you crash you could die
even if you dont die you will go to hospital
thats why bmws take you to hell
Oh my f*%^@ng god i thought in Poland we have got bad regulations of driving lessons technique teaching. We don't have to unlearn anything after drivng test axcept eco (shit) driving and being pussy on the road (I mean after you pass exam you are scared of anything and you' re blocking road, you are not fast enought and everyone is trying to overtake you and calling you pussy or twat).
You have some really good points here, it is an informative video. But I have a few qualms with a few points. I understand that it is an old video so the information given may be deprecated, but I hope to shed some light on users that may stumble across this and needs educating on the new rules.
The first point being the handbrake application. This isn't a bad thing at all, we are taught to use the handbrake to avoid rolling back when setting off, which the footbrake doesn't allow if it isn't pressed. This is taught so learners don't start panicking when they have to set off from a junction that has the slightest incline and their car starts rolling back because they haven't found the bite or set the gas. Plus, it gives you a chance to rest your feet if you're stuck in traffic.
The second being the checks when setting off from a junction. This is just straight up not true. When you are at a junction and you plan to turn left or right, you check your rear mirror and then the corresponding mirror to the direction you are going to take. Obviously, you are supposed to check if the way is clear, but that is a given. You are only supposed to do a 6 point check when you are reversing, this is to ensure that there is nothing obstructing your intended path. You do a 3 point check when you are setting off, which is the rear mirror, left or right mirror and then left or right blind spot over your shoulder.
As for the "Speed is your enemy" point, we have started allowing learner drivers to take the motorway, in an attempt to give them more confidence when driving. This was a rule that was only introduced this year and so far the results seem to be positive.
Also, with the speed checking point, it should really be a quick look at the dashboard to make sure you're going the speed limit. But, I understand that some learners struggle with getting used to looking at their dashboard especially if they are not familiar with its layout.
1. Driver's ed teacher said to not cross your hands to turn the wheel, they will block the airbag
2. In US we were never taught to use the handbrake like that
3. In US we also weren't taught that. We were just taught to check the blind spot (which one depends on which way you are turning)
4. I don't think we honestly ever talked about flashing lights
5. In my driver's ed class we went on the thruway several times
6. I have a habit of checking the speedometer way more than I need to
I'm just saying what my driver's ed class was like from the US
If you cross your hands over the wheel when cornering, and you are hit by an oncoming vehicle; the airbag will break your arm and your broken arm will break your nose. FYI, yes I have witnessed this at a road traffic incident.
My uncle told me when he went to Pakistan to reapply for a license (he formarly lived in the middle east) they asked him to take a test. He got in the car, put on his seatbelt, drove 10 feet and then put it in park because the test was over. There are 13 year olds driving in that country.
1. Push and pull is not really outdated. You just have less control at high speed but you`re talking about new passes in the video. Your example is completely wrong. You should slow down approaching a blind corner in the first place.
2. Do not apply the handbrake? Again, you`re giving advice to new drivers. They probably isn't experienced enough to start on even a slight steep without rolling back.
3. How would you teach them to have situational awareness? Yes, it`s box ticking but it`s a good habit.
4. You`re right, flashing and communication with other road users is fine but without experience it can cause misunderstanding and problems.
5. Speed. They teach exactly what you`re saying. To check your speed, not to stare at the speedo. It comes with experience.
I've passed driving tests in both the US and the UK, and many things mentioned in this video are indeed total bullshit. The UK test is more difficult, but perhaps not in the right ways. It's not like the UK test produces better drivers neither, since everyone still drives around looking at their phones all the same.
whatever you learn in driving schools , just forget em , i was a skilled driver even before i got my license , like for example my parking skills ! parallel and reverse parking so quick so safe , my downshifting , everything ! then i went to the driving school and i couldn't park my own car anymore , then i had to relearn everything i knew !!!!!
BMW Drivers aren't required to indicate when changing lanes, or give 3 seconds warning when changing lanes, or keep the correct following distance, or not rev their engine at stoplights and panic the little granny in the Honda City in front, or just be generally good/safe responsible courteous road users.
I know this video is two years old but I'm learning to drive at the moment and you don't have to feed the wheel any more. I did lessons years ago and it was a pain in the arse, glad I can forget about it now.
What a joke.
Posted by Someone who, knows nothing about driving tests.
The only thing in this clip that would cause a problem on tests is flashing your lights at someone.
Everything else is perfectly acceptable.
Ha, that’s funny.. over here it’s the Audi drivers where using a turn signal indicator is optional.
Its like every Audi vehicle is included with official guideline & carefree driving policy.
Making them self-centered,, egotistical self involved prick behind the wheel. 😓
I'm not an expert and any current driving instructors will probably have to correct me but these however are my thoughts on the video based on learning to drive fairly recently.
1. the reason why feeding the wheel is taught is because in the event of an accident that causes the steering wheel airbag to deploy you are less likely to have your arms and also anything attached to them (watches, jewellery etc.) fling towards your face and cause further injuries. I personally was taught that in low speed/tight turns it's okay to use a single hand turn with your palm making contact with the wheel to apply fast steering lock.
2. I was taught that the handbrake is a tool for setting the clutch before pulling away particular if you have a steep hill and is mostly personal preference. Pulling up on the side of the road does however require the handbrake to be applied. Highway code warns that leaving the brake lights on can potentially dazzle other drivers. It can also be beneficial to apply the handbrake to allow your self to go into neutral so you are not wearing out the clutch as much. (side note you shouldn't pull up so hard on the handbrake where you get that clicking sound except perhaps if you are testing that the handbrake is working before setting off on a long journey. Instead people should use the button on the handbrake to apply it with less stress on the mechanism.)
3. The six point checks I believe are intended for pulling out from a parked position onto the road or before making a manoeuvre from being stationary like the reverse around the corner, 3-point turn or entering/exiting a parking bay. I could be wrong but I don't think you are supposed to be looking over both shoulders whilst driving along a straight road. I do think however you are meant to be aware of any blind spots and should you need to you could make a quick check.
4. In regards to flashing your headlights I do agree it can be useful however it can also be hazardous if you are liberal with the application in conditions such as night time driving.
5. Maybe it's different when you learn to drive in a major city but I personally would do 70mph on dual carriageways in my driving lessons. And of course now motorway driving has been introduced. I would imagine an examiner would pick up on someone staring at their speedo for long periods of time and at least give them a minor for that (maybe more). There's nothing wrong with regular checks of your speedo as your speed can creep up on you. Driving students should be taught to scan the instruments in the way you would scan your sat nav (which I believe is also being introduced as an element of the test).
6. True dat.
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