A DRIVING instructor has revealed a simple mistake that can make you FAIL on your test – and it has nothing to do with getting behind the wheel.
Noel Gaughan tells learners to make sure their car is clean and tidy, or else they may be disappointed.
Advice is given after a learner driver from Blackpool failed her test before starting the engine because her car was too dirty.
Paul Turner said his 17-year-old daughter was “distraught” when the examiner said she wouldn’t get her full driver’s license – or even the chance to ride – due to pencil rubber mites underneath passenger seat.
Speaking about the incident, Gaughan believes a clean car is part of the driving test.
That’s right, it’s the examiner’s and learner’s work environment and you must have a nice clean car
He told GMB “Yes, it’s a work environment for judges and learners and you have to have a nice clean car.
“You don’t want to be distracted by bottles, cans and paper in the car.”
He added: “I don’t know if they really failed, they might have been demoted because the test wasn’t completed, but the results are pretty much the same and they’re going to have to wait a long time. for a new test.”
The studio then asked the instructor if the rules were too harsh for failure due to the rubber chips appearing “a bit extreme”.
“You have to have a limit on what’s allowed or not allowed whether it’s rubber chips or cans or whatever that might be,” says Gaughan.
“It’s a distraction for test takers and learner drivers.”
However, Gaughan added that the problem could easily be solved by the instructor.
“What the instructor could and should have done is take a mini vacuum cleaner and spend two seconds cleaning it, job done.
“That’s my business, I have a vacuum in the back of the car. A nice clean car to the examiner shows a lot of respect.”
The instructions for those wishing to test are that they must “clean and clean the inside of your vehicle first”.
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8302357/driving-instructor-on-avoiding-failing-test/ I’m a driving instructor and there’s a simple mistake that makes you FAIL your test and it’s not skill related