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Old 08.06.2016, 13:53
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Re: I passed my driving exam on Monday (tips to share)

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I have taken lessons from the professional in 2016 till last week, and he has taught me to go reverse in opposite lane such that you drive with the traffic.For the purpose of practice we have done it say prolonged, to use mirror ,turning and continously looking behind and in mirrors when in reverse mode, not to rely only on 'ruckfahrts kamera'


If the rule is new, the Fahrlehrers should be aware of it.
I guess in the ''Prüfung'' you have to do the ''reverse maneuver'' anyways and do the task.
In real life you apply the rule, if the reversing technique would be too prolonged and puts you in risk of breaking the rule.
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Re: I passed my driving exam on Monday (tips to share)

Hi,

Can any of you recommend a good english speaking driving instructor?

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Can any of you recommend a good english speaking driving instructor?

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René Essbach. He operates near Bahnhof Oerlikon. I did my driving lessons from start to finish with him in English. He is really good.

http://www.fahrschule-essbach.ch/452.html

http://driving-instructor.fahrlehrer...uctor-8451.htm
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I guess in the ''Prüfung'' you have to do the ''reverse maneuver'' anyways and do the task.
Odd. I think to have read that driving in reverse for more than manoevring has been banned recently.

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Most odd, actually. As of this year, it's indeed forbidden (article in German) to drive in reverse for "longer distances" (in my book that means not more than 10 meters, 20 at most) unless "absolutely necessary" (as in, it's impossible to go ahead). To me that means there's no reason at all to switch to the opposite lane.
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Odd. I think to have read that driving in reverse for more than manoevring has been banned recently.

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Most odd, actually. As of this year, it's indeed forbidden (article in German) to drive in reverse for "longer distances" (in my book that means not more than 10 meters, 20 at most) unless "absolutely necessary" (as in, it's impossible to go ahead). To me that means there's no reason at all to switch to the opposite lane.
I guess you can consider it as training for the 'absolutely necessary' instance. I suppose it is still a useful skill to develop and have.
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Re: I passed my driving exam on Monday (tips to share)

In a general sense, I agree. However, it makes no sense to train switching lanes to go with the flow because that means the road is wide enough to turn around and avoid driving in reverse altogether.
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Re: I passed my driving exam on Monday (tips to share)

So I cleared my driving exam, and my few tips to share:
(Mine was a test from the scratch, so not a conversion test)






1. Good preparation is mandatory. I practised a lot in private.But a day before my exam I was dead nervous.. possibly I have never been so nervous in the last 5 or 10 years.


In the morning I went running half an hour to kick some positivity.


2.Being cool and relaxed and showing you know the rules is also very important.The examiner does not know how good or bad you are, till you really present to him what you have learnt.


I gave the test at Hinwil STVA.


-Not to cross your lanes during turns(gegenverkehr)(I was taken to wald via oberdürnten) quite curvy and steep uphill and downhill at 80. (For checking the speed dynamics, they have a checklist sort of)
(Practice 'Oberland' fahren specially roads that do not have markings and at high speeds of 80( for new lerners)
- Side/shoulder check during turns
- Do not be a slow driver and block others by doing so, but at the same time do not exceed the limits, just because someone is tailgating you even when you are at the speed limit..
The examiners are not unfair and do not try to make you super nervous.


Happy and safe driving.

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