Trying to get my license before this summer.

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psayles56
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20 Jan 2012, 4:59 pm

Hello. I am going to be 21 in March and I am trying to get my license before then hopefully. I am getting married in June of this year and I really would like to have my license before that. I have been driving for a little over two years. I will have had my permit for 3 years in June of this year. I really want to get my license but I get nervous and have really bad anxiety. I scheduled my 5 hour course and I will be taking it in the beginning of February. I am really nervous because I took my 5 hour course in like 2010 and it has expired. I know what to expect so I am not so nervous but I am really nervous for my road test. Can anyone give me any advice and stuff? I know how to drive but I just worry about parallel parking and 3 point turns. I have done them before but I am just freaking out. I am going to try and be positive and not worry so much. I am planning on scheduling my road test the same day that I take my 5 hour course. Please wish me luck!! ! :)


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20 Jan 2012, 5:05 pm

Good luck, Derpy!



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20 Jan 2012, 6:13 pm

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Good luck, Derpy!


Thank you! I am so nervous.



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20 Jan 2012, 8:02 pm

Good luck--you're awfully brave!


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20 Jan 2012, 8:10 pm

AspieAshley wrote:
Good luck--you're awfully brave!

Well I live on my own with my fiance so I really need it.



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20 Jan 2012, 8:37 pm

Try to just be as relaxed as possible during the test. Also, from now to the test, just get as many hours driving in as possible. But, try to do the best you can at not being nervous, being nice to the DMV guy giving the test, and really, don't be nervous. Other than that, practice practice practice. I had a few thousand miles of driving under my belt before my test, and I only narrowly passed it, so, get a lot of driving time.



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20 Jan 2012, 9:42 pm

Apparently parallel parking is a really difficult skill that not many people can actually do correctly, or it's not used very often, or my family just sucks at driving. Apparently the only person within two generations of me who can parallel park correctly/skillfully is one of my uncles, who may be a pilot now, last time I checked he was a former slacker who was in training to be a pilot. That man's driving skills may have saved my life once in Alaska.


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24 Jan 2012, 10:59 pm

Ganondox wrote:
Apparently parallel parking is a really difficult skill that not many people can actually do correctly, or it's not used very often, or my family just sucks at driving. Apparently the only person within two generations of me who can parallel park correctly/skillfully is one of my uncles, who may be a pilot now, last time I checked he was a former slacker who was in training to be a pilot. That man's driving skills may have saved my life once in Alaska.

I drove my mum's minivan for my test, and hit the curb when I tried to parallel park (my car's like a quarter the size of her van and I'm used to driving it). I still passed the test tho.



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25 Jan 2012, 7:23 am

Ganondox wrote:
Apparently parallel parking is a really difficult skill that not many people can actually do correctly, or it's not used very often, or my family just sucks at driving. Apparently the only person within two generations of me who can parallel park correctly/skillfully is one of my uncles, who may be a pilot now, last time I checked he was a former slacker who was in training to be a pilot. That man's driving skills may have saved my life once in Alaska.


Note to anyone: You probably won't fail the test just from messing up one part. They're mostly looking to make sure you aren't going to kill someone or get yourself killed while driving.