my son failed his road test

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  1. Rafini profile image69
    Rafiniposted 14 years ago

    he's pretty bummed...threw his cell phone

    1. Steve 3.0 profile image64
      Steve 3.0posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      It is much easier the second time.  My Nan must of taken hers more than 50 times, she just wouldn't give up and passed in the end.

    2. goldenpath profile image66
      goldenpathposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      It is imperative to always raise his spirits and to instill positive thinking into his being.  Tell him to look on the bright side.  At least he will obtain excellent health as he rides his bicycle... smile

      1. Rafini profile image69
        Rafiniposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol

    3. Faybe Bay profile image65
      Faybe Bayposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Bring him to Florida, they do the road test in a parking lot! LOL I even passed. My kids don't know how I managed but I am a much better driver now. smile

    4. 1974 profile image69
      1974posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      so not only can he not talk on his cell while driving, he can't drive or talk on his cell smile

    5. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Don't worry!
      There's always buses or taxis. Or maybe when he grows up he gets his own chofeur. big_smile

    6. Misha profile image63
      Mishaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Good for him! And for us... smile

  2. mod2vint profile image61
    mod2vintposted 14 years ago

    This may be a good thing. It can teach a person humility!

    1. Rafini profile image69
      Rafiniposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      yeah, i've been a little worried he was being over confident

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 14 years ago

    I've probably taken the road test... 20 times? I fail every time, although I have a permit and can drive well when someone isn't making notes on a clipboard. I think the last time I took the test, I failed because the woman didn't see me check my rear view mirror as I pulled out of the parking lot.

    1. Rafini profile image69
      Rafiniposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      she was supposed to be paying attention to you!


      1. profile image0
        Pani Midnyte Odinposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Oh well, I still drive. Just am about 10 times more careful than the average person, as I do not want to get pulled over without a license big_smile

        1. Rafini profile image69
          Rafiniposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          yes, please do be careful

  4. Rafini profile image69
    Rafiniposted 14 years ago

    he failed cuz he had to do an evasive manuever

    (avoiding an accident cuz of another driver is grounds to fail????)

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      JeanMeriamposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      One of my daughter’s friends apparently failed for not hitting a pedestrian,loll. I hope this is a kid myth but I don’t know.  I sure hope so.The rule they said is you do not stop for jaywalkers.

      My daughter just failed a few months ago. Oh well. They’re safer longer :-)

      1. Rafini profile image69
        Rafiniposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        OMG!  That's insane!! 
        yeah, yeah, I hope it's a myth too.

    2. Sally's Trove profile image78
      Sally's Troveposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Sure it is. It's called defensive driving. And there's not enough of that being taught.

      I think he learned a good lesson, and will be a much better driver once he finally passes his test.

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 14 years ago

    I failed my first one.
    The first tester was a meanie. Like many new drivers, I made my right turns a little wide. He just kept making me turn right until I had too many black marks to pass. I only had 2 days before my permit expired, so Mom said I should try again.
    I passed this time, with a much kinder testing person. Those people must have guts of steel.

    If your son threw his cell phone, at least he won't use it while driving.

    1. Rafini profile image69
      Rafiniposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      definitely guts of steel, this is the 3rd I've taught to drive (the best of the 3) and I'm glad I don't have to do it again!!!  :LOL; lol

  6. bwlprogram profile image55
    bwlprogramposted 14 years ago

    I remembered my 1st test very well. Why? Because I failed as well. My 1st tester is not very friendly and also very rude. Because of that, I drove with fear. Plus, I didn't know how the points are accumulated because my instructor never told me about this.

    When I took my second test, I got more confident, my tester was somewhere neutral, and I know how to score a higher point.

    Anyhow, it is okay for your son to fail. Learn by failure is always a good thing because lots of failures in life will surely come. :-)

    1. Rafini profile image69
      Rafiniposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      true, so true...

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    LegendaryHeroposted 14 years ago

    I easily passed my driver's test, but it was through my high school and whole class for was really a joke, I didn't learn anything about driving from the class, only from practice with my permit.

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    Jared in Vegasposted 14 years ago

    I failed the road test twice before passing, but I've never been in a wreck, unlike some of my friends who managed to pass their first time.

  9. myownworld profile image73
    myownworldposted 14 years ago

    I still don't know how I passed my test (uk one) at first go. In retrospect, I think it wasn't a good thing, because I needed more practice and passing the first time just made me overconfident so that I ended up making mistakes that nearly crashed my car.

    I can imagine the disappointment your son feels, but the first time is...well, like your first time with anything else! Only practice makes perfect! smile

  10. Daniel Carter profile image63
    Daniel Carterposted 14 years ago

    I grew up in rural Idaho and got my permit when I was 14 yrs old. The tester tried to fail me only because he taught my dad in high school and hated him. When confronted with the specific reasons why, he couldn't produce any evidence against me, and I was retested with another tester and passed. Some people are just born to be jerks.

    However, I've failed at many, many things in my life, and the answer is always to keep practicing and try again, as was mentioned. Failure only lasts as long as we let it in most cases.

  11. Rafini profile image69
    Rafiniposted 14 years ago

    Thanks for all your comments.  He's feeling better today - just felt it was totally unfair reason to fail the test.

    (I agree, but still understand - the Law is the same for everyone no matter who is at fault)

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
      Rochelle Frankposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I felt the same way.... and (at least in my case smile it was.
      I thought it was hopeless, but having the first experience made me feel less nervous.

  12. RNMSN profile image61
    RNMSNposted 14 years ago

    man now I dont feel so bad about taking until I was 19 or twenty to ven get mine at all!!
    but hey, none of you guys admitted to having to use a toronado to take your road test!! now THAT was a challenge!!!

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    sneakorocksolidposted 14 years ago

    Well I got a motorcycle license first at 15, yeah that was pretty scary, I would never let my son drive a motorcycle on the streets! What were my parents thinking?

    My son took abunch of classes and we made him drive on trips and around town. He had to pass our test


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