December 16, 2010 3:07 pm at 3:07 pm #593543
I just failed the driving test. Anybody else have stories so I can commiserate?December 16, 2010 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #943970Peanut ButterMember
I heard of a story where the guy got a ticket…failure to signal;)December 16, 2010 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm #943971whatrutalkingabtMember
yeah I failed my first one because I got an anti semite lady who didnt even give me a chance.
story is that I took my road test in the car that I practiced most in. Which was my fathers very very smooth fancy car. when u tap lightly on the gas it moves pretty fast. Of course when u tap lightly on the break it stops the car very smoothly. So we got to a stop sign and of course I came to a complete stop. I then inched forward to be able to see if any cars were coming and she thought I was going straight ahead without checking and failed me.December 16, 2010 3:37 pm at 3:37 pm #943972apushatayidParticipant
I failed the first time. I failed the 2nd time. Then I took 5 driving lessons and I passed.December 16, 2010 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #943973
Aupushatayid: I learned from my mother, but now I’m going to take a driving lesson I think so an instructor can point out my faults, which I’m sure I inherited from my mother. 🙂December 16, 2010 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm #943974blinkyParticipant
There are some good tips here that helped me pass!! Good Luck!December 16, 2010 4:00 pm at 4:00 pm #943975AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
I drove through the wall of a restaurant on my first test, and that no-good anti-Semite examiner failed me for that ONE mistake!
Just kidding… actually, past the first time.December 16, 2010 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #943976says whoMember
I passed the 1st time. I really wasn’t ready, I even made 1 not so small mistake. I don’t know why he passed me.December 16, 2010 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #943977yeshivaguy1Participant
I passed the first time on both my car and motorcycle tests. But I live in NJ; it’s much harder in New YorkDecember 16, 2010 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm #943978Fast ForwardMember
Avi, don’t feel bad. I failed the first two times. My son failed his first one too and he was also very upset. He got it on the next try and I am sure you will get it too. Cheer up and good luck.December 16, 2010 5:12 pm at 5:12 pm #943979addictedParticipant
Failed my first time- missed a stop sign- whoops!
Failed my second time- drove really well, but after stopping at a stop sign, I drove across the street and she said a car was too close to me. (stop signs aren’t my strong point!)
Passed the third time by some ness- I really did not deserve to pass.
Advice- take it in Staten Island- they are much more lenient and overlook many mistakes. The people in Brooklyn are much more strict.December 16, 2010 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #943980
I was so sure that i failed but the inspector gave me two chances to park. When I came back to my husband I told him I failed for sure and told him about the parking. He said what? He asked you to try and park a second time? You passed for sure. Sure enough my husband was right. I passed the first time!December 16, 2010 5:35 pm at 5:35 pm #943981says whoMember
I also took the test in Staten Island. That explains it.December 16, 2010 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm #943982mamashtakahMember
I failed the first two times when I was 16. After the second time, I saw the examiner’s clipboard and the checklist with what I did wrong. I practiced those things, and did fine the third time.
After we made aliyah, I passed the test on the first try.December 16, 2010 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm #943983BEST IMAParticipant
My kids took it in Staten Island because their friends told them its more lenient there and it is. But i wouldnt have let them go there if i felt they didnt know how to drive. Addicted did you get more familiar with stop signs yet or should we stay off the roads??December 16, 2010 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm #943984
I actually live in Connecticut so I took it at the DMV in New Britain. Basically I got failed because of the new (as of July) Blocking-the-box law. The inspector was sarcastic about it too, which rubbed it in. But thanks for your stories–I am feeling much better.December 16, 2010 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #943985
It is easier in upstate as well. So I took all my kids for their road tests in the summer months up in the catskills.December 16, 2010 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #943986kapustaParticipant
Not passing a road test is in no way a reflection of your driving. Like someone told me, its a matter of being able to fool the examiner in seven minutes or so that you know how to handle a car. No one can actually show how they drive in such a short time.
Its a good idea to take with an instructor, because they can tell you the little things they look for (like in NY they can take off as much as 15 points for not doing hand over hand correctly).
Good luck!December 16, 2010 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #943987dunnoMember
This will really make you feel better. When my sister was taking her road test, a girl got out of the car after her test, ran to her father bawling, and cried “I failed for my 7th time!!!”December 16, 2010 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #943988popa_bar_abbaParticipant
I don’t know why they let people retake it. It’s not as if you became a better driver. If you can’t pass a road test, you shouldn’t be allowed to drive.
(I figured a whole thread with no obnoxious posts was a waste.)December 16, 2010 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm #943989addictedParticipant
I like to think that I have improved as a driver since I have taken my road tests. Basically, the more you drive the better you become, so at some point you are a danger to yourself and every other unfortunate person who happens to be out when you are driving.December 16, 2010 9:41 pm at 9:41 pm #943990TheGoqParticipant
“yeah I failed my first one because I got an anti semite lady who didnt even give me a chance.”
dont assume they rejected you becuase of anti semitsm some of these people are so bitter they hate everyoneDecember 16, 2010 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm #943991ronrsrMember
this thread is making me wary of ever driving on the streets again.December 16, 2010 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm #943992LemonySnicketParticipant
Don’t worry Avi, i failed not once, not twice, but 3 times! On the morning of the 4th test i made a deal with Hashem that if i get up for the Minyan he’d make me pass… and i did! Each time i failed i had to wait like a month to retake it and it felt like forever! All the ladies failed me and the 1 guy i had passed me. I think ladies are more meticulous when it comes to these things. Try to get a man if it’s possible.December 16, 2010 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #943993nfgo3Member
I am surprised that no one mentioned Torah or halacha in connection with driving an automobile. A car that is driven improperly – particularly in dense urban areas where many of us YWN readers live – is an instrument of death. The Torah therefore imposes special conditions on driving an automobile. Driving with Chesed is more important than driving with confidence, or getting where you are going on time. Drive as if your life, and the lives of those around your, depends on your driving properly, and you will do fine on your test. And your liability insurance rates will stay low.December 16, 2010 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm #943994PosterMember
I passed my first time after a lot of lessons with an instructor. I think you need to take a substantial amount of lessons to get onto the road. My father told me it is nothing to show off about if you pass the test and didnt take enough lessons. You need to feel comfortable behind the wheel and on the road, not just smug that you have a plastic card saying you did one decent park.December 17, 2010 12:20 am at 12:20 am #943995
Do you remember those yellow signs we used to put in the back of the car window? Like “bubby’s taxi” or “Baby on Board”, we had one that said “New Driver”!December 17, 2010 1:14 am at 1:14 am #943996Ma ChovasoMember
Obviously I passed on my first… BASICS!December 17, 2010 1:28 am at 1:28 am #943997dvorakMember
Failed 4 times, and have given up for now 🙁December 17, 2010 2:59 am at 2:59 am #9439981987Participant
I failed 4 times! And now I am a perfect driver, and have never gotten a ticket or been involved in an accident in 3 years B”H. I ended up passing in Monsey. ( I lived in Brooklyn) I failed in Staten Island 3 times, and in Monsey once. So there is hope for everyone!December 17, 2010 7:54 am at 7:54 am #943999The Other GuyMember
Ah learning how to drive from a woman…ur mistake is now clear so now u can move on and focus on rectifying ur driving problem (no need to pay me I don’t currently have a psychology degree)December 17, 2010 7:58 am at 7:58 am #944000The Other GuyMember
Aries: I don’t want to be mekabel, I’m sure I misunderstood. You didn’t, chas v’shalom, have your kids driving in the mountains at such a young age and whilst inexperienced, did you!? Didn’t CHAZA”L assur that??
EDITED for spelling and punctuationDecember 17, 2010 10:01 am at 10:01 am #944001yeshivaguy1Participant
Everyone keeps talking about lessons. I still think that lessons are pointless if you have someone to teach you. It all comes down to experience which you get after you get your license.
EDITEDDecember 17, 2010 2:57 pm at 2:57 pm #944003fine-meshigaMember
I always thought that your not allowed to look over the shoulder inmiddle driving… am I allowed too?????December 17, 2010 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #944004Ma ChovasoMember
So my car has that camera thingy in the back so obviously like I never have to turn around. ever.December 19, 2010 5:25 am at 5:25 am #944005kapustaParticipant
yeshivaguy1, the benefit of lessons is that you learn to do exactly what they look for. Experienced drivers may be fantastic at driving, but they may not be so fantastic at road-test taking. (At least this goes for NY.)April 11, 2013 9:25 am at 9:25 am #944006no longer need seminaryMember
my friend had to redo her test around 5 times coz she kept forgetting to look in her mirrors
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