Most Ridiculous, Funny & True Driving Test Fails to Avoid!

Around 52% of the UK’s driving test takers fail their test on their first try! Apparently, the best drivers passed their second time around anyway (apparently). There are many reasons that cause this. It could be poor weather, nervousness, hesitation, not looking at your mirrors, or it could even be the most ridiculous, hilarious one in a million reasons why a person failed that day. And that is exactly what this article is about. 

Regtransfers – Private Number Plates Supplier, took to Facebook groups and online forums to find out how people failed their driving test, but found the funniest and most embarrassing incidents that you would not believe!

Don’t feel bad if this has ever happened to you, as everyone makes mistakes when driving. Driving tests are nerve-racking and hard, just keep trying and conquer that exam anxiety, trust in everything your instructor has taught you and you will pass with flying colours.

So here it goes… the most ridiculous, funny and true driving test fails to try and avoid when you go for yours…

1. [Uncontrollable Nervous Laughter]

“My friend tripped over (purely by accident) the driving instructor just before her test. She laughed hysterically through her whole driving test” – Laurablank

2. They See Me Rollin’

“When I was taking my test I stalled on a hill, it rolled back a little, I cried, got out the car and just walked home leaving my instructor” – Danni-Lea


3. I Got Hit By a Parked Car

“I crashed into another car, I was doing so well before too with only 1 minor. I turned into a side road and I was a bit far over and so was the other car… luckily wasn’t too much damage lol” – Louise

4. Tis But a Scratch!

“Crashed into a stationary vehicle on a crash course. The examiner left me in the car alone with the bumper hanging off!” – Natasha

5. She took the midnight train going anywhere

“My school friend overtook a long line of stationary traffic waiting for a train at a level crossing.” – Charlotte

6. Third Times a Charm! 

“The first time I failed, was failing to stop at a zebra crossing when someone was on it. Then the second time, I nearly ran over a cat” – Jasmin

7. Well…that escalated quickly!

“In my second test, my instructor said go straight over at the roundabout so I took that a little too literally and went straight over a curbed roundabout! Needless to say, I failed that test too.” – Kim


8. Driving Test Nightmares

“I drove past Gordon Ramsay and was so shocked I nearly ran over someone at a zebra crossing.” – Josh

9. Blinded by the light

“Pulling an emergency stop in the middle of the road when you mistake the sun for a red light” – Kyle


10. I’m not crazy, my mother had me tested

“I had the windows down and a bee flew in. I was attempting to back into the parking spot whilst also wildly swatting at the bee. I ended up diagonally across two spots with one wheel on the curb… and the tester hadn’t seen the bee. He thought I was insane…” – Sarah


If any of these stories or something similar has happened to you, you’re not on your own! 

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