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6 Things You Should Unlearn From Your Driving Test

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EXPLORE OUR SELECTION OF CAR PARTS HERE: https://uk.carthrottle.com/pages/car-parts 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! Subscribe to Car Throttle: http://bit.ly/CTSubscribe VISIT OUR SHOP: https://shop.carthrottle.com/ ----- Follow Car Throttle ----- Subscribe to Car Throttle: http://bit.ly/CTSubscribe On our website: http://www.carthrottle.com On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/carthrottle On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/carthrottle ----- Music by ----- Tom Kent: http://www.tomkentmusic.co.uk YouTube: http://youtube.com/tomkentmusic ---- Credits ---- “Camilo driving” by rabble http://bit.ly/2a5bM5N “Learner Driver, Demeka, Ethiopia” by Rod Waddington http://bit.ly/2aKOt2y “Driving lesson” by qorize http://bit.ly/2a5boE3 “Motorway Madness” by David Bolton http://bit.ly/2ahW5so
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Alexander Zamani (11 hours ago)
Nothing wrong with push pull, slower but you have more control. regardless of steering method, you shouldn't turn into a blind corner at speed.
Joe (1 day ago)
in ohio(usa) usually people flashing means something along the lines of "get the fuck out of my way your too slow"
Rnx X (1 day ago)
The same day I got my license I was a complete different driver
kristn_T (4 days ago)
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
yerowww666 (4 days ago)
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.
The Man The Legend (6 days ago)
1:20 yes the last thing you need to do in EMERGENCY stop is use the EMERGENCY BRAKE
Vezoy (6 days ago)
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.
ALBANIA MUSLIM (6 days ago)
2.3k driving school acounts disliked this
Justinas (6 days ago)
Literally no one drives by the rules when they pass that stupid test, even instructors let you pass as long as camera didint see your stupid mistake
Unfinished Business (7 days ago)
Erm no. The point of pull push is it prevents you from crossing your arms because if you are the involved in a head in collision and that air bag goes of your arm will hit your face
Ao Tora (7 days ago)
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.
toomuchwhiskey (7 days ago)
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.
hamster ultra (7 days ago)
I'm just in the comment section to see how many people didn't get the joke at the end
Fuck Liberals (8 days ago)
"Get scared of speed" where i live we buy a bmw (usually an e36/e46) and drift near the bus station😂
edgy teen (8 days ago)
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.
Maximillian Ford (8 days ago)
Ok but who the actual fuck uses the handbrake whenever they stop. That's not a thing lmao.
Auntyjacob Here (9 days ago)
Thx for the help now I know in 6 years I know that the uk driving test teaches you stuff you don’t need
Mohammed Zain (9 days ago)
The car he is driving is crap, but the colour is very unique.
filippos ons (9 days ago)
Iam gonna come here in 3 years See ya
Wilfred Willy (10 days ago)
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.
sean rogers (11 days ago)
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.
Eric Kanis (12 days ago)
People in the US don't know how to merge either.
Mark Mainville (12 days ago)
Just saying for the feeding the wheel one in America they teach hand over hand anyways
pold (12 days ago)
We learned not to feed the wheel 😂
SuperBoy24 Gaming (14 days ago)
I'm a new driver and speed is my freind especially when it comes to cops
M (14 days ago)
What? Indicator fluid???
Wilmer Mellqvist (15 days ago)
lol Facts about BMW drivers :D
AutoPartsCo.eu (16 days ago)
They use same retarded, driver training methods in Ireland. What a waste of brain cells...
TheGuyWhoIsAustralian (19 days ago)
So wait, what if you're at a T intersection where you have to go across multiple lanes of traffic and might have to exploit a little gap and act quickly. Why would you have your hand break on?
Flannel Mayhem (26 days ago)
In Germany, you must spend 4 hrs on the motorway and 3 hrs driving country roads....
Triple T (29 days ago)
lol bmw drivers. dont forget about audi drivers. i almost bought a bmw for my first car. almost. got a suzuki swift instead. now i has be a subaru impreza. love it
Test 1234 (29 days ago)
In my country, flashing headlights to opposite direction is a warning for radar control nearby. And, I feel like the best person in the world when I do this.
Gal Milojkovic (1 month ago)
I have not ever heard or seen a crash due to someone feeding the wheel
Chism (1 month ago)
Though feeding the wheel is not ideal. The guy in the video is fucking awful at it
Lauren Rycroft (1 month ago)
I'm learning in a BMW 🤦 I don't even know what a indicator is! 💁
Zoddy (1 month ago)
why dont they put the stirring wheel in the middle, obviously this is the best form. dumb people using the left side and the right side
Leone B (1 month ago)
Bmw are not required to indicate? Weird I thought it was a road user on wheels. Here all road users on wheels need to indicate no matter what brand
Aaron Ye (1 month ago)
Indicator fluid lmao
Fxbian._2v (1 month ago)
1:39 when u find out ur girl been cheating on u
LegoWormNoah101 (1 month ago)
No matter what you say, I WILL use the turn signals when I get a BMW and you can't stop me!
Nickelbawker (1 month ago)
More comments than views?
Ewan Preston (1 month ago)
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
Ty Chu (1 month ago)
You don't know how to drive I fuck you!
4YouWHOyou (1 month ago)
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).
rachtblaster (1 month ago)
Indicator fluid?
Alexander Frost (1 month ago)
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.
Bleach motherfuckers (1 month ago)
Here in Australia flashing ur lights means a police car is behind you to get people to slow doen
keeperoftheshadow (1 month ago)
And then some of us have to still keep checking the speedo because of black box insurance policies.
I Like to Watch Videos (1 month ago)
what's wrong with the breaks on cars in the UK? why would you ever use the hand break unless you are parking?
Vrett of IL (1 month ago)
In my country in order to get a license you must pass the written exam and practical exam...jk the latter is not even conducted xD
I flash my brights at people to tell them TO TURN THEIR FUCKING BRIGHTS OFF I CANT SEE
Alex (1 month ago)
First mod on my e92 m3 was draining the blinker fluid
Rift Music (1 month ago)
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
Sonder Souhls (1 month ago)
your whole driving system and roadway system is fucked and dumb as hell.
freddiefoo1 (1 month ago)
WHAT LOAD OF BOLLOCKS
Mal0 (1 month ago)
Most driving instructors are low iq ethnics don't memorise anything they say
reid thomas (1 month ago)
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.
Jacob Hernandez (1 month ago)
Good thing I own one and I do use them
Traps are gay (1 month ago)
when I turn I use the dishwasher strategy.
Justin m (1 month ago)
lmao we flash headlight or constantly press break lights around where i live to give head up when cops are ahead
Subhan Malik (1 month ago)
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.
FORS4TAN (1 month ago)
I steer with one hand, still passed. i use the other hand.. well my thumb and the pointing finger to just touch my steering wheel. nice and relaxed, one handed drinking :D
Star Pillars (1 month ago)
Feeding the wheel can indeed give you less response and time to doing certain manoeuvres, some things in the driving test is just retarded
Veramente Euforico (1 month ago)
Pulling the handbrake in every stop?!?!? Never heard that shit
SMGJohn (1 month ago)
Feeding the wheel is just as bad as holding it one hand on the top. Creates shitty movement and jerky turns.
Edsmith Charles (1 month ago)
Dafuq wheel on the right side?
David Takacs (1 month ago)
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.
SteveDGamer (1 month ago)
I fucking hate the handbreak thing at all stops. I'm like mumbling inside (fucking dipshit*** I pay you money "you know it's BS""
Rollin' High (1 month ago)
That is an ugly ass car
brandon9689 (1 month ago)
All the good ideas for comments have already been taken
Bane64 (1 month ago)
We truckers flash our lights as to say hi
royalpython (1 month ago)
This is old in the U.K. motorway driving as a learner is now compulsory
Will Chen (1 month ago)
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.
Phill Wainewright (1 month ago)
When you stop at traffic lights, *use* *your* *handbrake.* Keeping your foot on the brake pedal just dazzles the driver behind you, especially at night with a high level rear window brake light.
OnlyNeedJuan (1 month ago)
WTF is wrong with the UK?
Natalya Williams (1 month ago)
‘You might crash and die’ subbed
Prof. Dr. Muenkel (2 months ago)
These New versions are Standart in Germany
Emma Greaves (2 months ago)
ahahahahaha the last one😂
Tristan Radeka (2 months ago)
Holy crap my driver’s test had none of this shit. It’s so easy in the states
purry (2 months ago)
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 !!!!!
Atoka220 (2 months ago)
Holy hell. Nearly half of it is fooking retarded. Seriously, whats up with uk driving?
Glorval MacGlorvas (2 months ago)
Heh even during the driving test I didnt properly feed the wheel, at this point I kinda just grab the inside of the support to the outer ring of the wheel and spin as needed.
Ratel.H Badger (2 months ago)
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.
Skyler.G (2 months ago)
We use the flashers as a fuck you, for people who cut you off or what not.
*unlearns life*
Spethman Jones (2 months ago)
Hand-braking at every stop??? WHAT?!!?
souledge87 (2 months ago)
Lmao at the BMW thing. It's so true. BMW drivers rarely signal.
Gamer Giu's (2 months ago)
First i have to learn it to already unlearn it xd. I have to pass the driving test but i keep driving without feeding the wheel :s
sharktamer (2 months ago)
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.
koenpostma11 (2 months ago)
That last one had me dying lmfao
Keith Farrow (2 months ago)
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.
Jesse Torres (2 months ago)
none of these did i learn
Dji awesomesource (2 months ago)
What the actual fuck is an indicator fluid?
vSharppp (2 months ago)
Great vid! Jesus Bless
GotrunksNL (2 months ago)
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. 😓
Turtle Beach (2 months ago)
I went 2mph over the speed limit for 5s and got points taken off..... 😂 feelsgoodman
Ting Zhi Kang (2 months ago)
My Father use on haand
Warren Newman (2 months ago)
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.
Relativ Nativ (2 months ago)
I diee =]]] bmw indicators =]]

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