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#19592

OMG: Failed my G2 for the third time. Fuck.

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  1. probably a sign you shouldn't be driving.

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    1. Yup, the G2 test is very easy and there are already enough bad drivers on the road.

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    2. I agree 100%. Some people don't have to skills needed to drive. Don't be selfish and operate a 1000kg steel box that can easily kill or seriously injure others if you are not skilled enough to do so.

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    3. 1000 kg is very conservative. Even a Honda Civic comes in at 1250 kg.

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    4. yup, which makes it worse

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  2. Serious Question
    What's up with all the asian parents who don't allow their kids to drive or get their license?

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    1. I had a friend whose mom wouldnt let her get a part time job because she was scared she would run away from home.

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  3. because they don't wanna us to get into accident. we came to waterloo to do well in classes and they want us to spend all of our time studying, not driving.

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    1. wanna = want to
      "They don't want to us to get into an accident". Yes, you're totally right. I'm so happy that you go to UW and are able to enlighten us with your very proper grammar. And so what if we drive? Spending time learning how to drives takes up less time than studying, but then again, I got my license before I entered university so I can't say that's become an issue for me.

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    2. 3 here: yes, i know. i just made a typo. there is no need for you to make satirical jokes here. take it easy, dude.

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  4. Seriously, I think the G2 test pass/fail ratio depends on the tester. I've had friends who failed the test for no reason but just had really moody testers.

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    1. yup. failed my first time because i had an anal, young tester.
      passed my 2nd time because i got an old, nice tester.

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    2. um no... you failed the first time cuz you couldn't drive well enough to pass..

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    3. ^Actually no. Driving is about getting from point A to point B safely in spite of hundreds of other people also using the same roads. I'm a huge stickler for following the rules and even I accept that driving tests can be total BS when external factors influence you.

      Besides, plenty of good drivers are nervous in testing situations and fail because of it.

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    4. if thats what u say bruh

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  5. There should be a limit of how many tests you can take in a time period. like 2 tests every 5 years or something.

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    1. That's ridiculously stupid.. I failed twice and passed the 3rd time. It was a lot to do with the evaluators and location. If you failed twice, you wouldn't say that

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    2. I don't think it's too bad of an idea, obviously the 5 years is ridiculous but maybe 2 tests every 6 months or so would be good (though it takes that long to book it sometimes anyways).

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    3. 5 Here. I'm not a shitty driver I passed both G2 and G on the first attempt.

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    4. Not a person who failed but I'm not ignorant enough to ignore that there are times where external factors make you fail. E.g. failing to yield right of way to yourself (even if it is justified to avoid a potential accident) or the unfortunate yellow light can result in a fail

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  6. You just need to practice more! When I took the G2/G tests, I wasn't very confident because I didn't feel like I had gotten enough practice. (I failed the G test once) I'd get so nervous that my leg would shake involuntarily during the test... But once I felt more positive about my driving skill, the nervousness decreased and I was able to pass. I also agree with 4, I think the tester can have an impact on whether or not you pass, regardless of your skill.

    Just have a good meal before your test, try to schedule it when you won't be too tired (e.g., not too early if you're not an early riser) and during non-rush hour times, and stay positive!

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    1. Can't drive.

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    2. I did my G2 test during a snow storm with a foot of snow and almost zero visibility. Get on my level!

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    3. ^that would make the test easier. I can crawl along too!

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    4. @7.C Actually my tester complained that I was going 40 in a 50 zone so I had to speed up. There was hardly any traffic.

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  8. g2 was easy, but g1.. took me 3 tries. damn

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    1. Wait isn't the G1 the written test? So...it took you 3 tries to pass the written test?

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    2. ^ yeah. im not so good with memorizing

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  9. Like a somebooooooody.

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  10. G1, G2, G all on my first try. Seriously they're all incredibly easy. I've had perceived "hard" and "easy" testers, and I've gone to "tough" and "high fail rate" test locations. If you are confident and can drive, the tests are a joke. Driver education sucks in Canada, we need to move towards a German system or at least make snow/wet road courses mandatory so people can drive in shitty weather without putting everyone near them at risk.

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    1. Yeah, I don't think location matters. It's not like location A will overlook rolling through a stop sign opposed to Location B. You fuck up anywhere and you will fail.

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    2. ^traffic (kitchener vs toronto)

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    3. Traffic, unfamiliar streets, unfamiliar stop types (crooked not-four-way stops for example), various utility/heavy vehicles, pedestrians, emergency vehicle presence, irregular speed limits, amount of stoplights, amount of visual distraction.

      Just a few location-dependent factors.

      Nervousness, "bad habits" which are essentially how people actually drive, not stupidly over-exaggerating mirror/blind spot checks, vague rules open to interpretation (like amount of time between showing a turn signal and starting your merge), and external-factor influences decisions (like what to do if a car is coming towards you mid-way through a 2-point turn).

      Just a few ways other-wise excellent drivers can be failed. Basically, don't act like you know everything and don't use absolutes. You're just asking to be made a fool of.

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    4. ^**3-point turn

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    5. 10 here, I did my road tests in Toronto and north of Toronto, one with dense traffic and the other without, one with lots of snow, and one completely dry and my driving didn't change. Also, maybe I've been lucky but I've never had to parallel park on my tests (although I have zero issues with it) but I believe this is more to do with the fact that the examiner is confident in my driving abilities. The best drivers I know have had quick road tests while getting out of either parallel parking, reverse parking, 3-point turns or a combination).

      Maybe some people have shitty instructors (or didn't take a course at all) but most of what 10.c said is covered in lessons. My instructor didn't teach me how to drive, he taught me how to pass my G2 exam. I would also advise practicing in the area you're testing in to become familiar with the roads, types of vehicles in the area, pedestrian and car traffic, irregular speed limits, amount of stoplights, etc.

      It seriously bothers me that people can fail these road tests multiple times and barely squeak by and be fully licensed. I know plenty of people who are questionable drivers in dry conditions, and putting them out on the road during icy, snowy, limited visibility, or wet conditions poses a threat to everyone. Not to mention these lesser-skilled drivers also happen to be negligent with automotive care in regards to proper tires and regular maintenance. It's Canada ffs, almost half the year is shitty driving conditions, we should have winter weather driving courses (counter-steering, braking on ice, how to control under or oversteer, etc).

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  11. Lots of people fail their G2 Exit.

    Lots of cunts.

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  12. Keep trying, do it in Guelph. You can do it! I failed it 3x then passed my G on the first attempt.

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  13. Never failed, but I feel it largely depends on the tester's mood.
    Try booking your test at a strategic time for optimal tester happiness.

    For example: near the end of the day, after lunch, or Friday any time.
    Also, don't book your test around 3pm to avoid school buses.

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  14. You people blaming the testers are just fuckwads who can't drive. Pretty sure if you do everything properly, your tester isn't going to make shit up to fail you. So if you're complaining that the tester didn't overlook shit you fucked up, then again you're a fuckwad who can't drive.

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