A teenage girl has revealed how she was left distraught after failing her driving test before even starting the car.
While some examiners are ready to turn a blind eye to minor mistakes and details, others are not willing to budge under any conditions. This is well-known by an unnamed 17-year-old girl who recently failed her driving exam at the Blackpool Test Centre in Blackpool, England, for the most absurd reason.
As the girl told the media, her grumpy examiner told her she had failed the test before she could even start the car and show off her skills. The reason? Tiny filings of rubber, which was used for erasing notes, that were left under the passenger seat in the instructor’s car.
According to the teen, she and her instructor asked for a second opinion only to be dismissed. They also tried to get in touch with the test center’s manager to no avail.
“The filings weren’t on the seat or anywhere were the examiner would be sitting. It wasn’t like there were crisp packets and empty tins everywhere, it’s ridiculous,” the girl’s father, Paul Turner, said.
“They spent about 10 minutes trying to discuss it and sort it out, but got nowhere. So she’s failed without even driving the car, and there’s no way of getting the money back.
“She was distraught, in floods of tears. I can’t see a reason why he couldn’t get into the car. At the end of the day, these people are civil servants and they need to be accountable. There’s such a backlog of people wanting to take their test, and this is making it worse.”
Not only did the girl fail the exam without getting a refund but she will now also have to wait several months to retake it.
“We live in a rural community, we don’t have buses coming passed. She will be coming to the end of college in summer, and her job prospects will be limited if she can’t drive,” Mr. Turner added.
“Not only that, but this is one of the most nerve-wracking things a teenager does, it’s one of those stand-out moments in your life, and this has just made it worse.
“She’s saved up for this for a long time, she’s saved up herself for her first car, and this is so unfair.”
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