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Driving test - with my own right hand side car

Hi there,

So I've learnt to drive in Switzerland, from scratch, with a driving instructor here. Next week I have the practical test, I have a couple of opinion questions

1) Should I do the test with my own car, or the instructors car? I'm more familiar with my own car, as for the last 4 weeks I've only driven with my car as I did'nt need any more lessons. On the other hand maybe the person conducting the test would be more open to passing me knowing that I have "paid my dues", I know that sounds silly but alot of people have brought it up-

2) My own car is actually a UK car right RHD. I've checked with the examination centre and they say its no problem as long as the tester can pull the hand brake. But I'm still not quiet convinced its a good idea.

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I would leave nothing to chance. I would use the driving instructor's car.
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Old 05.04.2011, 14:25
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Re: Driving test - with my own right hand side car

I am not sure how experienced you are driving, but new drivers often complain when they switch cars (clutch, steering, power, etc.). Given that and the fact that switching sides of the car (gears/positioning) is going to add double confusion, you should consider getting some practice in your instructors car first. If not, I'd go and do the test in the RHD car if you think you cannot handle the difference.
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Re: Driving test - with my own right hand side car

I'd use the instructor's car. Otherwise it's hard to make your observations to an "exam" standard - e.g. when pulling out from behind something.


Though you will be able to say, "It's OK. I'll drive" as the examiner gets in the wrong side. That'll be good for a laugh
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Out of courtesy to other road users and their next of kin, please refrain from even thinking about overtaking in right hand curves on narrow mountain pass roads. Just thinking out loud.
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