In my road test, i was asked to turn left on an intersection with a left turning lane, but i was two lanes to the right of it. I felt that there wasnt enough time for me to get to the left turn lane so i ended up making the turn from the middle lane and needless to say sealed my failure. Should i have continued to
In my road test, i was asked to turn left on an intersection with a left turning lane, but i was two lanes to the right of it. I felt that there wasnt enough time for me to get to the left turn lane so i ended up making the turn from the middle lane and needless to say sealed my failure. Should i have continued to go straight or make the turn from the middle lane?
Mr Bob: The instructor messed up, he s supposed to tell you to turn left with plenty of time. I would have checked, and if I couldn t get over safely, just gone straight and told him I didn t feel it was safe to change lanes. Which still could have gotten points off. Just take it again.
I've seen that stunt pulled on occasion. (It is called "testing your safety judgement") The proper response is that you can't do an illegal maneuver and there is not sufficient space to safely accomplish the lane changes needed to do the maneuver. Let the inspector decide from there. The illegal turn was an automatic failure, but saying what I suggested is not something that can be used to fail you.
It could be also that the inspector wasn't paying attention and forgot to give you the "move left" detail that should have been done earlier. I came close to being quite dead once when I was learning to fly helicopters. My instructor had me lift off from a remote area and wanted me to climb out steeply. I stayed close to the ground and the instructor started trying to take the controls to make us climb. I finally keyed the intercom button on my stick and said the word "power lines". He looked ahead and realized that he was lifting us right into some big power lines and I was trying to stay below them until we could get past. He said he had the controls and spun us around to go the other way. He was fairly quiet the rest of that lesson.
Turning left from a lane other than the turn lane should be an instant fail. i.e. crossing a lane to make a turn.
You should have said "it's too late to make the turn" and carried on straight.
The tester supposedly gave you plenty of time to move over. If not, you should've went straight. No way in **** you should turn left from a through lane as you well know by now.
If you can't get safely to the turn lane, then go straight, then around the block (or turn around in a parking lot).
I think your inspector was setting you up to fail. They should never ask you to do anything that is unsafe. You should have traveled straight. Maybe the inspector is checking to see if you would do something unsafe if a passenger was giving you directions. It's been 50 years since I had to take a road test. I really don't know what they do now.
Instructors do that a lot. It's to test your knowledge of the road laws and your awareness. They won't tell you to do something that is dangerous or threatening but they may ask you to do stuff that shouldn't be done just to see how you react. You have to do more than just listen to what they're telling you.
A thought shared.