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Driving Reaction Test Involving Sheep

I hope the link works…I enjoyed this as I am a lover of sheep…and no sheep were hurt in the making of this.
I know all of you are very good drivers, so here is a fun test to see how good your speed is!
The driving manual says the average driver’s reaction time is .75 seconds or 1 car length for every 10 mph.
Test your average reaction time. Be careful, this can be addictive! You will be surprised at how slow you really are.
I don’t know how you did but I was rubbish.
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Here’s one for the male drivers

I have a GPS…

I have a little GPS
I’ve had it all my life
It’s better than the normal ones
My GPS is my wife

It gives me full instructions
Especially how to drive
“It’s thirty miles an hour”, it says
“You’re doing thirty five”

It tells me when to stop and start
And when to use the brake
And tells me that it’s never ever
Safe to overtake

It tells me when a light is red
And when it goes to green
It seems to know instinctively
Just when to intervene

It lists the vehicles just in front
And all those to the rear
And taking this into account
It specifies my gear.

I’m sure no other driver
Has so helpful a device
For when we leave and lock the car
It still gives its advice

It fills me up with counseling
Each journey’s pretty fraught
So why don’t I exchange it
And get a quieter sort?

Ah well, you see, it cleans the house,
Makes sure I’m properly fed,
It washes all my shirts and things
And – keeps me warm in bed!

Despite all these advantages
And my tendency to scoff,
I do wish that once in a while
I could turn the damned thing off.

Of course, I’m not like the wife in the poem…
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Driving Tests – Share Your Experiences.

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For those of you who have had a driving test recently and have passed on your first attempt, then ‘Congratulations’ to you.

I am in awe of your capabilities to achieve such a difficult task. To pass after having one test is a very rare occurrence theses days as the rules  have changed so much over the years. Especially in the UK where I took mine.

Now, I’ve written about my experiences before… 


I won’t bore you by repeating everything I told you in the above post; just read it to see how I did.


The reason I’m writing this post is that I’m curious to see which faults other drivers have made whilst out on a driving test. I might be able to offer help, considering how many tests it took me to pass. 


By ‘faults’ it could be a typical error like forgetting to check blind spots or mirrors. Alternatively,  it could be as I did when I’d convinced myself that I’d failed so much that I drove to the next car park to let the examiner out of the car,  thus ending the test. Incidentally, the car park was next to the test centre and it had been only about 5 minutes into the test. The funny part, (it wasn’t at the time) was the examiner had to climb through a hedge to get back to the test centre. I had felt so foolish at the time.


A friend shared one of her ‘faults’ with me… She was driving towards a junction when the examiner asked her if she could see an oncoming vehicle.

She’d replied, ‘no’. He then suggested that she should put the windscreen wipers on, as it was raining heavily, then she might be able to see more clearly. Oops!

I think she went on to make more errors, as a result, but that’s down to the pressure and the nerves that come to most people on their driving test(s).


Does anything come to mind from your own experiences?

Would you be willing to share those experiences? 

I’m just curious to see if there are people like me who have made similar errors and haven’t given up but have continued to learn to drive regardless of the mistakes. 

Please comment and I will reply.


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