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How to get rid of nerves for driving test?

My driver's license test is coming up this morning. This is the second time I've tried to get my license. The first time, I failed immediately because of the parallel parking (the only thing I did run was pull into the space too far from the cones, so I was over the white line even though the car was straight). Since I failed the first time, I am incredibly nervous for the second, and while practicing last night, I kept feeling like I was going to hit the curb or just do something wrong. On my practice tries I got it in the slot just fine but fairly close to the line on the driver's side. Are they any tips for me to settle my nerves because I just keep seeing myself screwing it up like before in my mind. Any advice?

Asked By: Pumpkin Pie - 6/27/2007
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Re-taking a driving test is a horrible thing (I passed second time so I know how you feel). You also feel like every little mistake is being scrutinized, and thinks makes you more nervous. To make my second test worse, I found I had the same examiner as first time: it was even more thrilling, therefore, when I... More
Answered By: Andrea G - 6/27/2007
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Booze. Lots and lots of booze.
Answered By: Just Me - 6/27/2007
 
You have to have faith in yourself. So what if you filed the first time, keep at it till you pass. Success depends on faith in yourself. This nis true for everything you do in life.
Answered By: pathfinder - 6/27/2007
 
Many of us fail the first test and get it on the second. Just pray before going.
Answered By: grannywinkie - 6/27/2007
 
have confidence in yourself... don't be so tense while driving... try singing or listen to some songs.. and a lot of practise..
Answered By: My_SelF - 6/27/2007
 
The test giver can help you if you ask. He (or she) know's you are understress by looking at your face or eye's and so the help necessary is in the seat next to you, silently hopeing you don't muff it again. If you want to ask the testor for help do it casually, explaining that your vision is limited, and your... More
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Answered By: willoyaboy - 6/27/2007
 
There is a trick for the parallel parking test, you have to "mark" your rear passenger window where you have to align with the cone, and another mark on the rear glass (or rear view mirror) to turn the wheel to the opposite direction. If you practice enough you can memorize them, to avoid getting caught cheating.
Answered By: mmarrero - 6/27/2007
 
First check this URL (www.fearlessdriver.com/stresslessparallelparking.html ) Trust your car. And keep yur car close to the car on the right side ..then yu can manage.. Good luck
Answered By: curiousbee24 - 6/27/2007
 
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