Took my test in 1980, my driving instructor was having kittens waiting for me to return to the test centre, he actually admitted he'd had visions of me writing off his car (so much for having faith in my driving skills). My test was at 4.00 pm on a cold, wet, dark Thursday afternoon in November from Handsworth test centre. However the examiner was late so it was 4:15 when we set off just as the old Moore and Wrights factory was turning out, I followed a route through the Woodthorpe onto Price of Wales Road and down to Darnall where it turned out there was a major water pipe burst on Staniforth Rd. Stopped 3 times on 3 different side streets to attempt a 3 point turn but waited so long each time because of traffic coming from all directions that the examiner told me to drive on and we'd come back to it. A bus pulled out of the Greenland Road bus depot at speed right in front of me and I had to preform an unscheduled emergency stop. Finally arrived back at the test centre almost an hour later. Yes I did pass, first time, I will never forget the look of relief on my instructors face.