James May's tips for passing your driving test first time


  1. Out Of The Blue

    Out Of The Blue

    6 tuntia sitten

    *"Bangin tunes."*

  2. Tom Roach

    Tom Roach

    8 päivää sitten


  3. DodgeViperAS


    9 päivää sitten

    nice fireblade in the background

  4. Ezio Yang

    Ezio Yang

    9 päivää sitten

    U guys should do that CBR1000RRR fire blade review or anything on James’s bike

  5. Lowe


    11 päivää sitten

    James may is based.

  6. aaryan


    12 päivää sitten


  7. Jonnny Ren

    Jonnny Ren

    13 päivää sitten

    Every time I see James, the Battle of Britain theme plays in my head. Maybe because he fought in it as well.

  8. R. Voogt

    R. Voogt

    13 päivää sitten

    Sorry James, but it was funny.

  9. Theo S

    Theo S

    14 päivää sitten

    Thanks James! Passed both tests and used your app.

  10. White


    15 päivää sitten

    That driving theory test is spot on 😂

  11. foad666x


    15 päivää sitten

    if you want the middle of the road of India style of driving and still some European law to show you the way. drive in Iran and then get arrested as a spy.

  12. Evan Davies

    Evan Davies

    17 päivää sitten

    Up the welsh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

  13. DenzoWenzo


    18 päivää sitten

    He looks like Hank from Detroit: Become Human

  14. Delamiro


    18 päivää sitten

    I was 13 when I first learned to drive, I’m only 14 and I can now fully drive and know a lot about it (not on the road I’m not doing it illegally)

  15. Crescent


    19 päivää sitten

    The only thing that confused me when i first started driving was the clutch. I started a few weeks ago but now it feels pretty natural

  16. Jasper Cowan

    Jasper Cowan

    20 päivää sitten

    Driving in my country, Australia is so lit!!!!

  17. Cameron Richardson

    Cameron Richardson

    20 päivää sitten

    I never told my driving instructor I could drive and she was completely shocked that I pulled away effortlessly got up to top gear without even feeling the gear changes (most of the time) and I didn’t overcompensate on the steering but I did notice the faster you go the less movement is needed to change direction.

  18. ArrZarr


    21 päivä sitten

    The trick to passing your driving test first time is to NOT play a racing game for three hours before leaving for the test. Go on, ask me how I know.



    21 päivä sitten

    I passed my theory and practical driving test first time

  20. Evelyn Rowe

    Evelyn Rowe

    22 päivää sitten

    Big ole dilf vibes tbh

  21. Schoen Cho

    Schoen Cho

    27 päivää sitten

    He’s complaining the subcontinental drivers in London 🤣🤣

  22. Kenneth Moyers

    Kenneth Moyers

    Uukausi sitten

    As far as passing the road test (in the US) schedule the test for a day when the facility isn't crowded. If the test auditors have a busy schedule that day, they will fail people in droves with a rubber stamp to save time. Some time ago a retired auditor wrote an essay defending the practice, and overscheduling has only gotten worse since then.

  23. Anhad Sharma

    Anhad Sharma

    Uukausi sitten

    As an Indian. The driving goes alot like he said. Along the flow. When I started riding my motorbike here a couple years back. I used to let others go and respect the way they are going. But around a month in I realised nobody who is driving is worthy of my respect as all of them are Morons.

  24. Cookie


    Uukausi sitten

    Is it just me or is he getting younger

  25. Chris Hussey

    Chris Hussey

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    I wonder who passed there driving test first May, Clarkson or Hammond?

  26. Caffeinated Buffalo sauce

    Caffeinated Buffalo sauce

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    He’s so hip

  27. Lovro Pablo

    Lovro Pablo

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    Two days ago I went on my first drive and I have to be honest I wondered why my instructor let my drive after like 10 minutes, she showed all lights and said ok go drive after 30 minutes I was in 3rd fear going 90 km per hour. Now, you might ask How? Well the car I was using was BMW series 3. And I played Dirt 2.0 for a week straight what made me immune for fast speed.

  28. Evan Grove

    Evan Grove

    Uukausi sitten

    America: we drive on the right side of the road UK: we drive on the left side of the road Russia: road is road! Drive where you want! Road same road!

  29. Captured By Smartphones

    Captured By Smartphones

    Uukausi sitten

    James slowly turning into Gandalf. You shall not pass your driving theory!

  30. Heavy_ hate

    Heavy_ hate

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    Jeff Bridges? What are you doing here, DuDe?!



    Uukausi sitten

    Sush Stop waffling 🤣😂🤣 is just joke

  32. Isaac


    Uukausi sitten

    Why am I watching this? I passed my test 8 years ago

  33. Yohan


    Uukausi sitten

    mixing driving styles does work, here in kenya we do both following the rules and drive manic with the flow since the public transport vans and busses get their way and have more experience while the private cars have some drivers that are some of the most terrible drivers and they are the issue so those of us who drive well follow the rules but have to get around and manage other drivers

  34. He Ma

    He Ma

    Uukausi sitten

    Most interesting boring guy on earth.

  35. Katanji


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    German here. Even though i have to admit i have been quite of a slacker with our app, the theoretical test worked on the first go. However, it took me 3 attempts for the practical one simply for the reason of stress/panic due to the test situation (second one barely lastet 2 Minuten -.-). Most important advice would probably be to just try to stay calm and always keep in mind that it will work out eventually, otherwise your instructor wouldnt have let you take the test yet.

  36. Ob scured

    Ob scured

    Uukausi sitten

    meanwhile james may teaches a class on how to drive

  37. Al T

    Al T

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    as an australian i can tell you distances are measured in cartons of beer not maps

  38. Louis Faiers

    Louis Faiers

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    James may rocking the jeremy corbin beard

  39. BeatByATaLi


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    I doubt May rides that CBR, or at least longer than 30 minutes at a time. My knees and back already hurt just looking at it, and I'm 24.

  40. Simon George

    Simon George

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    The jacket is the business

  41. Max Jansen

    Max Jansen

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    So nobody is commenting about the pack of can nicely positioned inside one of his trophies?

  42. Sayeed S

    Sayeed S

    Uukausi sitten

    Why does he have a CBR1000RR-R

  43. Alex Devlin

    Alex Devlin

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    7:58 James: "Is it funny if I just go **HORNK**? " Everyone: hehe yes

  44. Kakka CarmenElectra

    Kakka CarmenElectra

    Uukausi sitten

    Want to pass your car test first time? Pass your bike test, ride for 2 years (sensibly) and book your car test a few days before Xmas and in the evening. Assessor wants to go home and can't be assed, he'll see your already pink license, and pass you with ease. My instructor almost fell asleep and passed me with 0 minors. Drive well during the lesson obviously

  45. Nikhil Shukla

    Nikhil Shukla

    Uukausi sitten

    Please show us James motorcycle collection!

  46. Leho Soosilla

    Leho Soosilla

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    I'm afraid to turne the wheel now.

  47. SuprA 44

    SuprA 44

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    James, The goattees Hammonds thing

  48. Walter Burton

    Walter Burton

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  49. Manas Deshpande

    Manas Deshpande

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    What about Indians Mr. Bim?? Where should we drive? Europe??

  50. Mark A

    Mark A

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    Nobody washes my or the Mrs car but me. Always wash it down with a hose or pressure wash before going anywhere near it with a sponge! The local car wash will ruin your paintwork and insult you in a language you don't understand while smiling and taking your money, and if you're female, sexually harass you at the same time. Two local to me were shut down for just that!

  51. Greg B

    Greg B

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    James looks exactly like the King of Rohan here

    • Mark A

      Mark A

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      Yosser Hughes?

  52. luis manuel

    luis manuel

    Uukausi sitten

    nice video , thank you

  53. Iदीъёત સaन्दwиચ

    Iदीъёત સaन्दwиચ

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    There is a reason why india has so many road deaths regardless of population size...

  54. SAL-M


    Uukausi sitten

    Answer your dms I need a jag

  55. Zan Chin

    Zan Chin

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    18 years old now! Getting my driving licence soon.

  56. Malta inu

    Malta inu

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    James may looks like he's joining the hairy bikers, that would be amazing

  57. Trevor Parker

    Trevor Parker

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    When the instructor saw my name he passed me right away. Cheers

  58. venoxity- -25

    venoxity- -25

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  59. Alexandros L

    Alexandros L

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    Why is James giving us the finger?

  60. BreakingBA


    Uukausi sitten

    Not being funny, but I clean my own car, after the car wash people removed part of the paint on my bumper because they were to lazy an put the nozzle right up to the paint, then to add insult to injury damage one of my rear windows tints

  61. Quagsire Mcgee

    Quagsire Mcgee

    Uukausi sitten

    When Australia is too big This post was made by the Canadian gang.

  62. Chris W

    Chris W

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    "You're a great grandmother; do some knitting!" -James May

  63. Arturas none

    Arturas none

    Uukausi sitten

    6:00 man i used to live in Bournemouth used to see an 70-90 year old ladies flooring a brand new porche 911, i was like - well you dont see that every day lol. Some people get old fast like you James some people learn to never grow up, because growing up is like a theory test.

    • Chris W

      Chris W

      Uukausi sitten

      🤣I love Bournemouth, it's so crazy!

  64. Salmon tube

    Salmon tube

    Uukausi sitten

    That pair of glasses is an optical illusion

  65. A Dude

    A Dude

    Uukausi sitten

    10:47 "A bag of crisp" You mean potato chips? That's kind cringe bro

  66. Lurker


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    Thanks James I grew up watching Top Gear and Grand Tour now I'm going for my license and this helps a lot.

  67. perry 115

    perry 115

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    Why does james look younger or is it just me hammond n Clarkson keep looking older and captain slowly keeps looking younger it's weird

    • Si PieMan

      Si PieMan

      Uukausi sitten

      is he wearing coloured contact lenses?

  68. Rosa


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    This video is... very helpful

  69. ssseeebbb007


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    James kinda looks like hammond with the goatie

  70. Maxim Seynaeve

    Maxim Seynaeve

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    Why am I watching this? I've been driving for two decades.

  71. Róbert Klenk

    Róbert Klenk

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    King Theoden is here! (Just found this channel with my fav car-guys. Cool, subscribed)

  72. Dave Mulciber

    Dave Mulciber

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    I like this look. He's obviously helping Wesley Snipes off some vampires.

  73. Nate Dole

    Nate Dole

    Uukausi sitten

    I don't remember ever seeing James with a beard before

  74. Aidan D

    Aidan D

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    Does James actually ride that super bike ?

  75. Guy B

    Guy B

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    I still think it's funny!

  76. Navas Khan

    Navas Khan

    Uukausi sitten

    He does look like King Theoden's long lost brother.

  77. randy esyelnat

    randy esyelnat

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    "Australia is too big" *laughs in Texas*

    • Dane


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      Australia is 50 times bigger than Texas,buddy...

  78. Steve Millard

    Steve Millard

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    Thank you! I thought I was the only one who struggled with steering when learning to drive. I'd been a biker for a year or two before tackling cars. On my first lesson I drove down the main street of our local town; leant nicely into the left hand corner at the end and carried straight on almost into the local branch of Nat West. We had little score cards for each lesson; I got nil points for steering.

  79. Philipmic


    Uukausi sitten

    I have a tip don't listen for tip

  80. Mathew Gerber

    Mathew Gerber

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    James that HONDA is Stunning what is the yellow bike in the back !!!

  81. GrockleTD


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    Not related, but i'd love to know; If Saab could be brought back, would (James May) want it to be?

  82. ツ

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    Is it just me or his hair color is coming back or is he dyeing it?

  83. David Shields

    David Shields

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    Where did you get the horn James? ( asking for a friend)

  84. Beater


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    India driving and Europe driving don't mix? Have you ever driven in Naples? Do it and we'll talk again. :p

  85. Jake O'Brien

    Jake O'Brien

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    For the love of Pete, normalize the music and speech volumes! Nice video though, well done, thoroughly enjoyable :D.

  86. Blueryx Falls

    Blueryx Falls

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    Steering is difficult for beginers because it's electric and not hydrolic

  87. Johnny Light

    Johnny Light

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    the only reason i passed is cuz the cop took me along as his witness so i memorized all the street rules

  88. Matt Smart

    Matt Smart

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    I see James couldn't resist that new Fireblade.

  89. CnPx


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    Can't believe he's 58 and still uploads regular FItop videos.

  90. comeberza


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    I desperately want to have his garage and whats inside

  91. aaryan


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    We need james on a bike and richaard on a bike!!! Motorbike I meaan🐊🐊

  92. aaryan


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  93. aaryan


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  94. aaryan


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  95. Beechgoose 1

    Beechgoose 1

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    He's forgotten. Driving instructers teach noobs to steer in an unintuitive way, that no-one ever does. It's hard to explain. But it's like not crossing your hands. Fail, mr May.

  96. Matthew Mitchell

    Matthew Mitchell

    Uukausi sitten

    Steering was the easiest part when I learned. I remember in my first lesson we were going to just go up and down a straight road but the instructor got me to go around a housing estate with various parked cars and traffic which was a bit scary. The hardest part is dealing with traffic and complex road layouts.

  97. Craig VK2PAW

    Craig VK2PAW

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    As an Australian I agree on the distances in driving here

  98. Edoardo Castelli

    Edoardo Castelli

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    Bag of CRISPS

  99. Qlixty


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    Burger king

  100. Sprutzy


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    Is that an NSR in the background?