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Thread: Practical Car driving test Lower hutt - Wellington

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    Default Practical Car driving test Lower hutt - Wellington

    Hi All,

    I have booked for my practical test next monday at lower hutt.

    I am bit nervous about the test can you guys Share your experince who took the test recently at lower hutt ??

    Thanks

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    Judging by the woeful standards that I've witnessed around NZ...........how hard can it be?

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    Is this the restricted or full test?

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    I'm curious about the test as well. I will be using my overseas driver's license for my first year here and then I will have to obtain a NZ license. It's been 24 years since I last took my driver's exam in the states.

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    You won't have to take the theory and practical tests. Having a US driver's licence, you will be able to convert it - see the procedure here. http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/fa...-licences.html

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    My brother did his practical here and from what he told me it was ridiculously easy.

    He was asked to do a 3 point turn on a wide street and therefore a u-turn was required and that was deemed fine by the instructor. Also no parallel park etc. It's no wonder the driver's here are so bad.

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    I didn't know they had tests here

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    "Please turn the key and start the ignition"

    *car starts*

    "Congratulations!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twunky View Post
    "Please turn the key and start the ignition"

    *car starts*

    "Congratulations!"
    Well, who would have thought. I was under the impression that continuous breathing for at least 16 years was considered enough of a prerequisite...

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    Hi All,

    I passed my practical test it was pretty much easy the instructor asked me to follow his instruction that's all .

    My Experience and suggestion for others

    Learn how to do Parallel parking and 3 Point turn
    Make sure you completely STOP at Stop Line (no slow down)
    Slow down and give way only if their is a vehicle coming towards you . Don't stop if no vehicle is coming
    Stay in the Lane
    Don't over take
    Use your indicators correctly and make sure you check your blind spots by rotating your shoulders if necessary (Especially in Round Bouts)
    Make sure you see all the mirrors every 10 seconds
    Make sure you Notice all the hazards you come across while driving and you will be asked by officer to explain the hazards you came across
    Don't be Nervous

    that's It.. All the Best

    Thanks

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