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Old 11-04-2009, 09:13 PM
 
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So, my poor 18 year old brother went in very confidently to get his driver's licence the other day and his instructor was a total bear. I think my brother was honestly scared of him. Anyhow, he failed his test and is now honestly fearful of going back to that place. (he is a great driver by the way. very cautious, unlike most his age) Anyone have good experiences they would care to share? Perhaps a better location to take the test? He took his in NW Austin.

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Old 11-05-2009, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Tell him to try the DPS office in Georgetown. Smaller office, low key and friendly every time I go in there. I've not taken a driver's test there (haven't taken a driver's test in over 30 years, though my children have), but everything else there has been pleasant.

I'll also ask my daughter, who took hers much more recently (within the last 10 years). I forget where she took it, but she had no problems.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:29 AM
 
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So, my poor 18 year old brother went in very confidently to get his driver's licence the other day and his instructor was a total bear. I think my brother was honestly scared of him. Anyhow, he failed his test and is now honestly fearful of going back to that place. (he is a great driver by the way. very cautious, unlike most his age) Anyone have good experiences they would care to share? Perhaps a better location to take the test? He took his in NW Austin.

Thanks y'all
Tell him to suck it up and try again. This is Austin, those streets aren't for the weak at heart; plenty of threads to acquaint him with the driving tendencies here!
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:55 AM
 
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yes, rightly said . ....take it up with horns -in Longhorns city ;-). Just bolster his confidence and
ask him to try again.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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texas horselady has it right. i go to georgetown even tho the nw austin dmv is the closest. it is less busy, they are always very nice (let's be honest, when our work doesn't make us feel like we are on a treadmill we generally are more compassionate).
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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I took my fairly-inexperienced, nervous-driving daughter to Georgetown and she passed the first time. Just a slow drive around some empty neighborhood streets.
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