13 very funny reasons why people really, really deserved to fail their driving test

Over on Reddit a chap who calls himself 2139jacob had a question for driving test examiners.

‘What’s the worst thing a kid has done without batting an eye while taking the driving test?’

And people replied with lots of amazing stories of which these are our favourite. And when we say they’re very funny, most of them are, but we should probably add that some of them are quite serious too …


“Answered his phone.” polic1


“My driver’s ed teacher said that one kid reclined his seat all the way back, put one foot on the gas and the other on the brake, and grabbed the top of the wheel with one hand and said “Let’s go.” TechyMitch1


“One of my classmates in HS failed his driver’s test 6 times. During one test, he hit a pedestrian.” PuxinF


“I went forward instead of in reverse when the tester was standing in front of me on the curb. I failed.” ILuvMyLilTurtles


“I’m not a tester, but I asked my tester during my full license test what was the worst thing someone had done. Apparently there was an older gentleman who drove through 3 stop signs before the tester told him to pull over. The gentleman explained that he didn’t want the license but his family was pressuring him, so ran the signs on purpose to fail (made sure no cars were coming first).” CoCa_Coa


“My grandfather used to be a tester. He had one girl forget which way to turn the steering wheel, and they ended up in a ditch.” canth123


“My best friend was coming to a 4way stop sign in our small rural town. The tester said to go straight. So she did. Without stopping at the sign. Just drove right through with out batting an eye. He basically told her. Well you failed, if you want to just drive back.” Podsy93


“Opposite kind of story here. When I was taking drivers ed I was in a car that had the brake on the passenger side for the instructor to use just in case. Going 35 down fairly busy street my car all of a sudden comes to a complete stop. In horror I look over at my instructor who is sound asleep with his foot on the brake. I just sat there dumbfounded. After a couple people honked real quick he shook himself awake, mumbled a quick, “accelerate” and sat up adjusting his glasses. So that was fun. Edit-yes I did pass guy was in his 70’s and just didn’t care about anything.” deanolavorto


“My dad was friends with a guy who worked for the registry giving the road test. His best story was of a kid who took his test while it was raining. He started driving without the windshield wipers on. The guy figured he was nervous so tried to give him a break saying, “It’s raining pretty hard, huh.” The kid was white knuckled on the steering wheel and just said, “Yeah.” Again trying to give the kid a break he said, “Don’t you think you should do something about that?” The kid said, “Yeah.” Apparently he didn’t know where the wiper controls were so he rolled down the driver’s side window and stuck his head out. At that point he stopped the test and failed him.” tacknosaddle


“In my local area a guy in his mid twenties failed the test for some reason. At this point in time the results of the test were shared in the car. After being told he failed, he proceeded to get out of the car and grab an axe out of the trunk. I don’t know any more details beyond that but apparently it is why the results are shared inside the licensing building rather than in the car.” HiOnLife


“My Dad did testing for a few years and he once had a girl stop on railroad tracks. There was a train coming (slowly, but still it takes them a long time to stop) and it blasted the horn right into the car (passenger side, with the window open). This just made her freeze up even more. He had to reach his foot over to her side to hit the accelerator.” echothree33


“Last year I was making a left turn at a light, and a car swerved into my lane and hit me. Turns out is was someone taking their drivers test. I’m not exactly sure how drivers test car insurance works, but the instructor told me we had to wait for the police and take details of everything. I am guessing the driver did not pass.” mcpokey


“Wasn’t a kid, my 80 year old great aunt. The tester kept telling her to speed up. After a few times she said she can’t see the speedometer so she doesn’t know fast she is going. He made her pull over and she did not receive a renewal, thank god.” iforgetredditpsswrds


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