High failure rate for restricted licence tests

May 22, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Interesting article recently in the NZ Herald: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11252933

Being a driver trainer myself, one of the things I tell my students is: "don't give the testing officer reasons to fail you". As mentioned by other people before, too many people turn up for a license test totally unprepared.

A big part of the license test is having clocked up enough hours on the road, the other part is a bit more technical and often requires some expertise from a professional driving instructor.

Unfortunately a lot of people practice with a supervisor that is not up to the standard of the driving test themselves, which results in a student that does not meet the standard of the license test.

If only people would use the resources that are out there to help learner drivers, we would all be better off.

A testing officer does not fail students, students fail themselves!


What are your thoughts?

Category: The Driving Test