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.
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...
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.
so not only can he not talk on his cell while driving, he can't drive or talk on his cell
There's always buses or taxis. Or maybe when he grows up he gets his own chofeur.
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.
she was supposed to be paying attention to you!
he failed cuz he had to do an evasive manuever
(avoiding an accident cuz of another driver is grounds to fail????)
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 :-)
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.
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.
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. :-)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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)
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!!!
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 first.
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