By Anonymous - 10/09/2009 06:19 - Australia
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it's a learner's licence in australia. i failed my l's first time, but i hadn't read the book and came up against a question that hadn't come up in the practice tests. failing your l's has nothing to do with driving ability though. you obviously should not have been going that fast on your first day of driving.
probably the reason you failed twice.......i got 100% first time........you gotta be really nice to the instructor
I'm kind of glad you live far far away from me! And how did you pass it?
To everyone going "well this is why you failed twice" or "how did you even get it": it was his/her LEARNERS permit. This means he/she took a THEORY test, NOT a practical one. It means he/she knows road rules, not how to operate a car!! I wouldn't say YDI, I'd say YFDI - Your Father Deserves It. What was he doing taking a first-time driver on a regular road?? Next time get him to take you to an empty parking lot or perhaps a new part of town- we have areas where there's construction going on but nobody lives there yet, so on the weekends those roads are deserted. FML to the kid who was driving - your father obviously didn't know what he was doing, and besides, there are fully licenced people out there who do equally stupid things.
It is an Aussie thing. Long version: Ls = Learner's Permit, age 16 (you have to drive with a fully licensed driver supervising you, can't do more than 80kph unless with a qualified driving instructor, have to display a "L plate" - a black L on a yellow square usually - front and rear). You're not allowed to put a car into motion on a public road without one of these. P1s and P2s = Provisional License, age 16 and a half (you can drive on your own, but there are still restrictions and you must display a "P plate" on P1 but not P2 - red P on white square in SA, think it's white on red in VIC) The "Ls test" is a *theory* test you have to sit prior to obtaining Ls, ie before you're even allowed to learn to drive. Short version is, the OP is only still learning to drive, he's not even allowed to drive on his own yet, it's probably more his dad's fault for pushing him too far on his first ever drive (best way to start is driving around a carpark at 10kph until you get used to the car).
ngaw to all the non aussies who don't get this i read this and straight away i knew it would be all comments filled with fellow australians :) and how can you fail your L's twice ??? rta.com.au - theres a practice test which is EXACTLY the same as what you do at the RTA btw nsw rta is a bitch i had to do 120 hours - 100 day and 20 night and now i hear theyre changing it back to 50 FML
is it even possible to fail your L's twice? all you have to do is read the book. luckily there's no driving involved because it obviously then would have taken the OP a lot more than 2 times to pass. btw, there's no L plater speed restrictions in vic, and you have to be 18 to get your red P's, then green after a year, for three years. i blame the dad though, clearly this kid should not be on the road.
I failed twice... but only because I didn't read the book. lol My parents were forcing me to take the test, but I wasn't interested in driving at the time. However, when they offered to pay for an instructor and give me one of the cars from my dads used car lot, I read the book and got 100%. lol