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Failed driving test :(

Discussion in 'Motors' started by riddler, 8 Mar 2010.

  1. riddler

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 1,910

    Totally gutted, I felt my test went perfect and honestly feel robbed & cheated.

    Little old man with a smirk telling me I'd failed, I swear I nearly hit him!

    Turns out him and my instructor once had an argument and my instructor called him a *****...Think this might have had any effect? DAMN RIGHT! :mad:

    How debatable is mirrors? I'm so blatant with them aswell.

  2. meghatronic


    Joined: 24 Nov 2002

    Posts: 16,379

    Location: 38.744281°N 104.846806°W

    Sometimes you can fail without doing anything wrong. Much like life in general, really. Just rebook your test.
  3. PermaChanged


    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 4,003

    I failed my test twice before passing, it's a horrible feeling. On both occassions I had very few minor faults, 3 and 4, but got 1 major on each test, stupidm ones to boot.
  4. platypus


    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 39,128

    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    If you react like this to a failed test, how on earth will you react to an actual serious situation whilst behind the wheel of a ton of steel?
  5. riddler

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 1,910

    Reacting like this due to me feeling cheated. This is totally different circumstances to dealing with an issue on the road?
  6. Le_Petit_Lapin


    Joined: 5 Sep 2005

    Posts: 11,742

    Location: Northern Ireland

    I hated all the "show" you had to do for your test, making everything blatant and in your face so the instructor could see you were doing it. It doesn't even vaguely resemble how you end up driving.
  7. DiscoDave

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,843

    Location: Cambridge

    Did you get your test sheet back highlighting which majors were marked?

    The snickering is rather unprofessional. Maybe you can put forward a complaint and ensure that you get a different examiner for your next test.
  8. shifty_uk


    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 12,988

    Location: Glasgow

    What exactly did you fail on?

    I thought my test went horribly and passed, it's just your luck on the day!
  9. jamief


    Joined: 23 Sep 2005

    Posts: 5,417

    Location: Dundee

    Got to love know it all learner drivers!
  10. paradigm


    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 36,809

    Location: Staffordshire

    ^^ this.

    I love how most new drivers assume that passing the test = being able to drive.

    You learn far more in your first 6 months alone on the road than you do in the lessons before passing your test.
  11. riddler

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 1,910

    Maybe so but for 40min's my drive was near perfect!

    Use of mirrors changing direction.
  12. DiscoDave

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,843

    Location: Cambridge

    Very true, I remember having a discussion with my dad:

    Me: I've passed my driving test
    Dad: Well done, now you'll learn how to drive.
  13. PhillyDee


    Joined: 12 Feb 2007

    Posts: 14,169

    Location: South Shields

    We were all one once!

    The fact that the examiner might have been biased would lead me to putting a complaint in tbh.
  14. cambb


    Joined: 4 Jul 2007

    Posts: 261

    Correct. However common sense then needs to be applied
  15. mac1st3


    Joined: 14 Jun 2009

    Posts: 4,170

    Location: Southampton

    when my grandad was teaching my mum, he told her "I'm not going to teach you to drive, I'm going to teach you how to pass your test"
  16. riddler

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 1,910

    Instructor told me not to place a complaint because it will go against him and might go against me in my next test. He said he'll come along with me next time if it's the same instructor.
  17. Greebo


    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 39,797

    Location: Co Durham

    Unless things have changed, when I took my drivinf test I was told the following:

    Always try and get the first test of the day.

    Otherwise, if the tester happened to have the world's most perfect driver before you, then your minor mistakes will show up more. Of course, it would work to your advantage if the previous one was useless but better to have a "clean slate"

    Secondly, testors were expected to fail a certain percentage of drivers. So if he had passed loads of people that week and needed to get his percentage down, then he might fail you for minor things when on another day you would have passed.

    Don't let it get you down. You'll pass next time.

    Statistically speaking, drivers who failed their first test are less likely to have an accident.
  18. POB


    Joined: 27 May 2003

    Posts: 5,948

    Location: Its a Small World

    People cling on to anything as an excuse why they failed.

    Why would a examiner fail someone out of spite? They are only giving the instructor more money from additional lessons.
  19. trent


    Joined: 18 Nov 2009

    Posts: 509

    seems abit of a short discussion.
  20. Substance


    Joined: 10 Jun 2006

    Posts: 3,865

    Location: Wigan

    Looking for excuses won't help anything, you failed, he wouldn't fail you without reason, get over it and try again in a month or so.

    I failed my test first time too, 2 minors and 1 major, I know that it was the other persons fault but I should have anticipated it, therefore I failed