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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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What the f**k do they teach you in the UK lmao. I made my tests not even a year ago and, for example, the shit with the steering is strongly discouraged. The hand brake is just for parking, if you go a little over the limit it's ok as far as you drive safely and correct yourself fast enough, you should check your mirrors often but not to the point of taking your eyes of the road ahead of you for too long... there's probably more but that's how I was taught and I don't think there was anything stupid about it. You guys should really make some kind of revolution because this is just creating more dangerous drivers lol
Who the hell teaches "feeding the wheel"? I didn't learn it that way.
I used my right palm, pushed it against the surface of the wheel, and steer in a circular motion while I made it look like a was also using my left hand.
It wasn't the way my teacher wanted me to drive but it worked, he didn't notice
I'm from the US and I feel bad for you guys. My test took 10 minutes and I drove in an empty neighborhood. There was a girl there who said she passed when she never had driven before. No wonder we have so many bad drivers
They specifically teach hand-over-hand steering and shun shuffle steering here. It is not as absurd of a check list as in the US, but there is an annoying checklist for lane changes that distracts you from the goal of doing the list by making it so systematic rather than natural.
In Saudi Arabia flashing people on the highway usually means “move out the fucking fast lane”
Flashing headlights in the city is usually done when someone is slowly swaying into your lane. It means “don’t you fucking dare cut me off”
While a short beep in the city lets someone know you’re allowing them to take over your lane if they’re trying to change lanes but seem reluctant.
Here in Canada BC we flash our headlights at each other to give the right-of-way to that person, like if you both arrive at a 4-way stop and not sure who should go first, you flash it to the person across from you to go ahead and take his turn :) in Europe, they do it to warn you that Police-Checks are ahead LOL
The "feeding the wheel" technique, also known as shuffle steering, is actually SAFER than crossing your arms over the wheel. When you cross your arms over the wheel, you put your arms in the area where the airbag comes out. If you're turning arm-over-arm and get into a wreck strong enough, the airbag will deploy your arms straight into your face in your body with a punch that rivals the strongest boxer.
Shuffle steering is used in EVOC driving and guarantees that you won't have your arms in the area that the airbag deploys, and is recommended beyond emergency situations, but for everyday driving.
I am handbraking on the red lights, because I dont want to stand on my brake pedal for 60 seconds, handbraking is more comfortable to me. And also I hate to look into the brake lights of the car in front of me. Especially when it is dark outside, I really hate all the drivers in the traffic jam standing on their brake pedals or what more using fog lights. God damn, I am 0.5 meters right behind you, I can see you, turn it off and use your handbrake!
Across the pond in the Netherlands. You are taught to steer by passing through and taking over. You are not allowed to drive 5+km/h slower than the maximum speed limit unless it causes dangerous situations, you are allowed to signal. So basically you learn to drive properly and then you drive like an idiot the moment you get your driver license.
I hate when they expect you to look around like an idiot all the time, if you plan to switch lanes it makes sense otherwise not really. Haha I loved how you included the speed limit I always thought that was bullshit too. How is it safer to constantly be looking at your speedometer versus going a couple miles over.
The 'speed is the enemy' point is bang on! So many people don't seem to know how to speed match when joining motorways and dual-carriageways. Even worse are the complete mouthbreathers already on the motorway that slow down to let joining traffic on! Driving instructors often repeat the mantra "it's a limit, not a target", however in 40mph zones in urban areas that 40 is actually a target. 40 is the speed at which the highest volume of traffic can flow through a road while maintaing safe distances. Any slower and it simply takes longer to get the volume of traffic through, leading to congestion. Any faster and the distance between vehicles negates the speed increase. Hence why motorways and dual carriageways (usually) have multiple lanes, it allows traffic to travel faster while still allowing a high volume flow.
I would not let a new driver watch this video. I have found that doing the things that this video tells you not to like using you're hand brake is very useful and if people actually follow this guys so called advice could potentially cause numerous accidents.
Weirdly enough, as a learner driver I was told more to slow down then speed up, like I wouldn’t speed cause I was learning but I just had a heavy acceleration which always makes the instructor worry xD
Load of bollocks this.
The problem with flashing your headlights is that it can be misinterpreted.
Imagine a bus wanting to emerge from a side road, a car wanting to turn right and a woman with her kid wanting to cross the road and you flash your lights to let the bus out.
How will the other 2 know you’re not flashing to let them proceed? Good luck cleaning up that mess.
It is real. There is a tiny design flaw in BMW cars that if you use the indicator you run a very tiny chance of ruining the car's entire electrical system. Chances are it will not ruin the BMW's electrical system if you do use it. But why chance it? Just drain the blinker fluid out and do not use it.
So this video is the reason for all the bad driving I've been seeing lately.
In all seriousness. People should dismiss your first one. The way people are taught is absolutely correct. If you turn a corner the way you did in the example, your positioning is at fault, not your steering technique. I have a friend who used the criss-cross method and she broke both her arms, elbows, jaw and nose and that was under 30mph. You could end up getting sued if people take your advice seriously.
Here in Canada, we flash our lights to warn people of police running radar. The worst thing you'll find here though is at 4 way stops when everyone wants to be kind and let the other person go first, even if they themselves have right of way. It's the Canadian version of traffic jam. Not me though, everyone can get out of my way because I'm impatient, and no, I do not drive a BMW, I just feel entitled. Don't like it? Sue me.
Wow, what the hell? We're never told any of this shit in America. The "hand brake" is called the "e-brake" or emergency brake, or the "parking brake." And the only time it's used is during parking, or apparently people also use it to help them start from a dead stop on a steep hill to keep them from rolling backwards in a manual car... OR when we wanna leave the car running without us in it, like say on a cold winter morning when you wanna let the car warm up before you go driving in an icebox to work.
they dont teach feeding the wheel in lessons and test now and you are even allowed to cross your arms when steering as long as both hands are on the wheel at all times unless changing gear, you are NOT allowed to drive 1 handed like most do now (me)
If your mirrors are set up properly you do not need to look over your shoulder. If you can see your rear door in your side mirrors they aren't adjusted properly. If you can see a car in both the rear view mirror AND a side view mirror, your mirrors are NOT adjusted correctly.
+John P According to Car and Driver magazine, most drivers keep their side mirrors out of tune to ideal positions, causing blind spots that can lead to serious accidents. Car and Driver illustrates a car mirror setup that, once you get used to it, could prevent lane change accidents.
The auto magazine is basing its mirror alignment diagram from a paper published in 1995 by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). That paper suggested moving side mirrors to point farther out into adjacent lanes -- which is counterintuitve to most drivers who prefer seeing part of the side of their own car.
+John P In massive trucks pulling trailers, yes. In a car no. If you tune your mirrors correctly as the vehicle in your rear view passes it should disappear in the rear view, and appear in the side view. As the vehicle disappears from your side view, it will show up in your window, then in front of you.
my driving instructor made me to go 75mph swerving through traffics, going off road, long trip driving and bumper to bumper traffics and the vehicle of choice was an old toyota hilux it had a really stiff clutch and he said speed can be a friend if you know when to use it
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