How would you go,with a random RTA driving test?.

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If you where plucked out to do a license test with out any notice!!, How do you think you would end up??....LOL'....Swmbo reckons i would be one little dude walking home!!.


Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Kim and Damn Dog - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 19:52

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 19:52
Axle

I think I’d go ok.

Just ask the copper to give me the 10 volumes of road rules, and come back after 12 months for the test.

LOL

Regards

Kim

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:00

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:00
LOL!, Thats it Kim!.




Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Tonyfish#58 - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 19:54

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 19:54
It would be interesting that's for sure -

But I would like to say if it was a test then I am sure I would pass :-)

If it was a random done during the course of the day (Like if someone just popped into the passenger seat without notice) - Then I would have to admit there may be times when I would Fail :-)

I am sure we are all guilty of bending the rules at times :-)
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Reply By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 19:54

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 19:54
Yeah i prolly would be walkin' home too! there are alot worse than me on the roads though. i do 60 to 70k per year for work alone and see some absolute winners on a daily basis. i often wonder if i should hand mine in just to get off the road LOL
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:16

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:16
Bloody hell Axle I have enough trouble passing a random urine test let alone a random RTA test....:-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:18

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:18
HAhahahaha!, Thats a worry!


Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Off-track - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:18

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:18
Unfortunately the license test is not a very good indicator on driving skill or safety. There are people that could pass the written exam with a perfect score but will be hopeless on the practical. Particularly with safe driving skills.

I guess it provides a basis for driving knowledge but I believe the practical test is by far more important.

I think I would fail the written miserably.

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:31

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:31
I'm begining to think that the oral and practical tests are a waste of time looking at the road toll at the moment!. i probably wouldn't pass the current license tests, but am quite sure i'm not causing any accidents either!!.


Cheers Axle.




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Follow Up By: OzTroopy - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:47

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:47
Pretty sure I could do a better job of failing the irrelevant drivel, written test sections, better than you ... LOL
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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:51

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:51
Axle

I think it's more about attitude than anything else. You can take a Donkey to water, but you can't make it drink.

Unless you starve the bugger, then he'll drink!

Sadly we lost 6 people in Victoria last weekend.

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:35

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:35
No problems here Axle. I got my license way back in 1959 & have not had one single update test yet. Are you suggesting the rules have changed a bit since then? LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:41

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 20:41
LOL Barry!, ....Not much has changed mate ,its just if you stop and give way to the right, someone runs up your clacker!!...lol.


Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: WYSIWYG (Bundaberg Qld) - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 21:10

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 21:10
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Follow Up By: Member - T N (Qld) - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 17:20

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 17:20
In low range, first gear.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce T (SA) - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 21:14

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 21:14
One that always annoys us is the merging rule as so many people don't know it. The number of people who speed up to block you in or beep when you move fully into the one lane is amazing. A dotted line means give way but a line that ends as a merged lanes means the vehicle in front has the lane.

We've found most people have no understanding of Australian Road Rule 149.

Bruce and Di
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Follow Up By: Off-track - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 21:42

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 21:42
LOL, when I read this I immediately thought of SA. Then I saw where you are from.

Crow Eaters are by far the worst at merging, they wont let you do it!
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:16

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:16
Rubbish Off-track us WA types are far worse. We don't even give way at round abouts..................lol..............well I would be laughing if it wasn't so true

Cheers Pop
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce T (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 16:00

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 16:00
Not just S.Ozzies don't know the rules. If a lane divider is present then then is no onus on the driver to give way to the vehicle that wants to merge. Good manners suggest you should.
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Follow Up By: Off-track - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 00:42

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 00:42
That maybe true but more often than not SA drivers will speed up to prevent you merging in front of them.

Pays to have an old crappy car in this situation ;-)
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Reply By: Ken65 - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:04

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:04
Use the address below and take the test...

http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/licensing/tests/driverknowledgetest/demonstrationdriverknowledgetest/

KenC
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Follow Up By: Member - Roger B (VIC) - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:52

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:52
I didn't do bad for a Victorian doing a NSW test. 43 out of 45. Cheers.

Roger B.....
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Follow Up By: Member - Morry H (WA) - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 23:16

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 23:16
i failed only on trick questions but still failed 35 morry
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Follow Up By: Stu & "Bob" - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 23:51

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 23:51
Failed the car test, but passed the road train test..

Not bad for a Queenslander on a NSW test.
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Follow Up By: jackablue - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 13:27

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 13:27
Got the same as you Roger B. 43 out of 45. Fail.
You have to look at what questions you got wrong. Some sections you have to get 100%
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Reply By: D200Dug- Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:40

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:40
As long as it was the same test I passed in 1971 I would be fine.

I fronted to the police station in my mums old holden. I sat there for 20 minutes.
There was a dangerous escaped convict seen in the area.

A sergeant came out and said to me "Driving test? Do you have a car ? How many seats ? can you drive ?"

I sort of said yes and 6 seats. with that the sergeant, 4 other cops armed with shotguns and I left the station and got into my car.

After a block I was told to put my foot down, I was worried it was a driving test thing but I was soon ordered to bloody speed up !

After dropping the 4 police and driving the sergent around for an hour or so I was asked 2 questions

Can you reverse park ?

Do you want to buy a $2 PCYC license holder ?

I said yes to both and got my license !


I think I could probably do that again :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Howard T (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 12:20

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 12:20
Hi Dug
Mine was as exciting as yours. Was living in Charters Towers and my old man purchased an FC Holden off the local Sarge.
We went into the police station to pay him and the Sarge asked the old man how old I was. Dad said 17 and the Sarge said he thought I was older as hed seen me driving around town for a while.
Sarge automatically gave me a licence and told me to behave myself.
Cheers

Howard.


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Follow Up By: Member - Howard T (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 12:21

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 12:21
Sorry mate.
Meant to say it WASNT as exciting as yours.

Howard
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 17:49

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 17:49
Went to get my M/cycle licence in 1971, police station in Olive st Albury NSW , Sgt Moffat says " get on the bike and ride it down to the traffic lights at Dean st , do not stop or put your foot on the ground , do a U turn and come back here " , I set off , traffic lights are RED so I Stop and put foot onto ground , lights change and I do the U turn and ride back to the station ,, Sgt Moffat says " should bloody fail you for not obeying a police direction , come inside while I do the paperwork or your licence " No other test or questions , wrote out car license at same time.
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Reply By: splits - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:45

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:45
It would depend on the questions Axle. If they asked all the ones that were considered too easy to include in the book like how do you pass a B double on a narrow country road, how to drive on black ice in the mountains, how to handle oversteer or how to come down the F3 in heavy rain and fog in pitch darkness in winter at 6.00 am with bumper to bumper traffic all travelling at 110, then I would pass with no problems.

If they opened the book and hit me with all the usual tough ones like how far do you park from a letter box or when should you sound your horn, I would fail miserably.

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Reply By: vk1dx - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:46

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 22:46
I think I may fail. Why? Because of the stupid questions. I tried the test from NSW RTA and when I came upon a question that was asking that if I am a new driver should I drive on unfamiliar streets, or drive long distances or lastly only drive on familiar streets I though how the hell could they impose a law like that? That's stupid. I know what they are getting at - the loss these days of common sense.

Also I read english not pretty pictures. You know I asked the local ACT mob for a handbook with the laws in them and ended up with a comic full of pictures. No laws just stories.

And they use meters these days. I am stuffed.

Jokes aside! I do believe I would pass after I got used to the multiple guess system.

Phil
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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 23:10

Monday, Mar 29, 2010 at 23:10
With each state deciding which rule is best for their state, you might pass the test in your own state, but you are probably doing something horribly wrong in another state.

How come we can't have a standard set of driving rules Australia wide ?

Hell, it's serious business out there amongst the traffic, it's a life or death situation.

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Follow Up By: Tonyfish#58 - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 19:41

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 19:41
Melbourne is a good example why :-)

Turning right from the far left lane????
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Reply By: Member - Barnesy - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 00:06

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 00:06
Driving in bare feet, I would fail.
Only one hand on the wheel, I would fail.
Still can't reverse parallell park, I would fail.
Being able to drive well, safely, in a variety of conditions, va without incident in a total of 17 years of driving. I would pass.
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Reply By: Member - Carl- Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 08:08

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 08:08
The most dangerous thing the average citizen in Australia will ever do is drive a car.

I lived in Russia for a while where, the annual road toll is 58.000. One day I was overtaking a car on the highway and a semi over took me at the same time. There the road mostly do not have lanes marked so you use, which ever part of the road, that does not have something bigger than you using it.

No wonder they drink so much there as, I certainly felt like a stiff drink, after every journey.

Here we really have no excuse for accidents. We just have a bad attitude to driving and like most "older", but I prefer to use the word "experienced" people, place the blame on the younger drivers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 08:46

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 08:46
G'day Carl,

I don't blame young people I blame my wife! Now where I am seriously toning down my boy racer image - seeing that I am past that age - the bride seems to think that a trip to work is a race for F1 victory and she is determined for a podium finish. Would I pass? The practical no problem but the theory could be tricky. More importantly would she pass - no way!

Fortunately she does not read EO so I'm safe!

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Member - Timbo - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 17:29

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 17:29
Sounds like the Russians are smarter than the Indonesians - the smallest vehicles (motorbikes) have supreme right of way over any other vehicle, cars have right of way over trucks and buses and simple limp wave from a daring pedestrian too lazy to walk to the nearest footbridge brings multi-lane arterials to a standstill. No wonder it takes a whole day for a truck to get from the seaport to the highway just 12km away!
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Reply By: Ray - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 09:59

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 09:59
When I first came to Australia (West Australia) in 1962 our ship docked in Fremantle and immediately went bush. I had been driving around on a UK drivers license that had most groups except trolleybus and track laying vehicle.
I was in the pub one evening when the local copper suggested that I should go to the cop shop and get a WA license
The following day I went to the cop shop as suggested and the cop said that he had seen me driving around town and that a practical test was not necessary but he did ask me to name some of the one way streets in Perth. Being a bit of a cleaver dick at the time I asked the copper where is Perth? I had never been to Perth. The following day I went back to the cop shop and told the copper the names of the one way streets and walked out with my W.A. license
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Reply By: Jude&theboys - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 10:51

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 10:51
I passed the NSW test with only one wrong....

practical test I would fail the reverse parallel parking - seriously though you can always choose somewhere else to park....other things are far more important. I've only been driving for about 18 years but I've only ever had one accident (my fault - didn't see the plumbers car when backing out the drive....had to go back up the drive and tell the plumber doing my gutters that I had hit his car - EMBARRASSING - always double check the driveway these days)!

Hoons don't drive safely because they think they are indestructible, Mums drive safe because they carry precious cargo and they realise how delicate it is!

Jude
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 11:25

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 11:25
"Mums drive safe because they carry precious cargo and they realise how delicate it is! "

You been to a school drop off recently??
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Follow Up By: Jude&theboys - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 11:43

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 11:43
actually we moved schools this year and now have to drive most days (kinder and school drop off times don't allow walking) and have noticed the parents seem a LOT better than at the old school where they regularly disobey parking regulations and speed through the crossing. The one that REALLY gets me is outside kinder where someone ALWAYS manages to park smack bang in front of the fire hydrant - just STUPID.

so yes point taken I think a lot of parents lose their sanity at school drop off/pick up....we are sane and leave early for both pick up and drop off so we are in plenty of time to get a park and rarely encounter issues but I have been aware of them at the old school and certainly have heard nightmarish stories....

so yes I concede some parents are no better than hoons - worse in fact as they endanger the lives of their kids and others!
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Follow Up By: Off-track - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 00:46

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 00:46
Those 'Baby On Board' signs really grate me. There should be no difference to the respect shown for a driver without kids to one that does.

Couldnt believe a similar yellow sign on the back of a station wagon recently "Show Dogs On Board'. Moron.
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 08:45

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 08:45
The original idea of those signs was to alert emeregency services in case of an accident. Urban folklore says there was a couple of instances of a babies dying cause they got overlooked at an accident scene.
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Follow Up By: Nargun51 - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:13

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:13
Actually I treat them as warning sign of the capacity for the following to occur:

The driver will take one hand off the steering wheel to grab the toy which has fallen to the floor

The driver will stretch to lean into the back seat and will wobble within or outside lanes

The driver will spend more time looking in the mirror checking out their offspring’s well being than watching the road

The driver is hypnotised (brain dead) by the 1000000th repetition of “Big Red Car”

The driver’s attention will be consumed with intricacy of conflict resolution.

The driver will be in a hurry, running late for the next activity

The driver will be of the belief that because they have procreated they, and their child, are more important than any other road user
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 11:35

Tuesday, Mar 30, 2010 at 11:35
This is a link for the sample QLD tests.


QLD Transport
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 11:33

Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 at 11:33
Failed one question....fortunately it was to do with the number of passengers allowed by a P1 licence holder after 11pm etc

Andrew
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