Driving Test Disasters – Things Could Be Worse!!

Fear of failure is a powerful emotion and is without doubt one of the main reasons why people delay starting their driving lessons.

We understand how important the role of nerves plays throughout our lives but it is very important to remember that just because it is possible to fail your driving test, does not mean that you will!

From the first moment that you make contact with us until the time that you start your test, everything that we do is geared towards ensuring that you are fully prepared for your driving test.

We have complete confidence in our ability to ensure that you are ready on the big day and strongly believe that the first time pass rate for our learner drivers confirms that our confidence is not mis-placed.

What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

Thankfully, the vast majority of driving tests go without a problem and we are sure that at Driving Test Disasters – Things Could Be Worse!!the conclusion of yours, you will be another number to add to that list.

However, if things do happen to go a more than a little wrong, the truth is that things could almost certainly have been worse.

A recent article in the Daily Express highlighted some of the worst driving test disasters on record:

Please Note – None of the examples below were Surrey Driving Force learner drivers!!!

  1. A test candidate engaged Drive while starting the engine of his automatic car and launched into the side of the driving test centre. The whole test took less than two seconds. The candidate failed.
  2. Before examiners started wearing high-visibility jackets, an examiner asked his candidate to pull up on the side of the road. However, the location and the car’s slow speed drew the attention of a passing police officer, who asked the men why they had stopped, in what was, at night, a red light district. Unconvinced of their explanation the pair were arrested for kerb crawling.
  3. In the days before head restraints were fitted as standard to cars, an examiner signalled the candidate to make an emergency stop. However, this caused a large hard-backed AA road atlas on the rear parcel shelf to fly forwards and hit the examiner across his neck, knocking him out cold. The candidate had to drive the examiner to the nearest accident and emergency.
  4. A woman became so nervous during her test that she broke wind during each gear change. Despite it being a cold winter’s morning, the examiner had to open a window to allow the pungent smell to escape. This wasn’t enough, though, so the test had to be terminated because the examiner was coughing so much that his eyes were watering, resulting in him losing one of his contact lenses.
  5. After being told to make himself comfortable in his vehicle, a candidate did that, started the engine and drove off. Without the examiner. When the candidate returned, he walked into the test centre and asked: “How did I do?”
  6. An examiner asked his candidate to execute an emergency stop on a hot day. Unfortunately the perspiration on his head meant that his wig had come unstuck and flew forward on to the candidate’s dashboard. The young driver burst into laughter and couldn’t stop, resulting in the test being terminated because of “unforeseen circumstances”.

For more on this story please visit – http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/564300/Top-six-driving-disasters

Further Information

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