Drivers reveal the reasons they failed their driving test...
Learning to drive
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I’m sure we have all that one annoying friend who passed their driving test first time AND reminds you at any opportunity they can. Well there are plenty of young people who have some shockers to share about their driving test experiences...
Redditt.com revealed people's confessions on how they failed their driving test and we couldn't help but enjoy some of the them.
"Took the test in a city that is filled with one way streets. I had been driving terribly the entire test, when suddenly I found myself driving down the wrong way of the street straight into oncoming traffic. Luckily it was a residential area so we were doing no more than 25 so I had time to avert. She then asked me to pull over and told me I had already failed, but what I had just pulled was an auto fail."
"My sister failed 4 months ago because she hit a pedestrian crossing the street ... Still unsure how she passed her second try."
"A man stepped out in front of the car and I did an emergency brake. Failed me because when I stopped I shouted "CAN YOU NOT?!?" and the window was down, so it counted as being abusive to pedestrians or something because he probably heard. Yet again, my temper let me down :( (there were other reasons but I was told that was the main one)"
"I got my "left" and "right" confused. Twice. She mocked me and failed me right away. Yes, I know them, I was just extremely nervous."
"Not me, but a friend of mine took his driving test and the first thing they had him do was parking (not even parallel, just regular parking). There was a water bottle in the parking lot and he ended up hitting the car next to him while trying to avoid the bottle. Instantly failed. We still give him a hard time about it."
"Was doing great on the 3 point turn part. Until I thought I had put it in drive, and hit the accelerator, backing over the curb and hitting a tree. Nerves and teenage stupidity. 2nd time I was doing perfectly, got cocky, then slowed through a red light turn rather than coming to a complete stupid. That was teenage arrogance and stupidity.Passed the third time. Very safe driver now, no significant incidents in over a decade now."
"My instructor's name was Enough... She was big, burly, intimidating, and her name was Enough...As I drove down the hill into the centre of Henley-on-Thames, I waved at a friend who happened to be passing. It was at that exact moment that I lost control of the car, mounted the pavement and forced a bus queue to scatter, some jumping for their lives into a bush.We drove back to the test centre in silence."
"There was a fairly recently deceased racoon in the road. I was told never to swerve for animals in the road, so I didn't. Hit that thing dead on. Splattered half of it all over the windshield, the other half hit the windshield but got stuck on the wipers. I couldn't see and started screaming. Drifted into the other lane because I was blinded by coon guts/carcass. Almost caused several accidents.I wasn't even allowed to drive back to the DMV."
Maybe you can empathise with some of those above but we do hope they give you reassurance you aren't alone, if not a little chuckle here and there.