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2013-01-25 01:07:00 PM
PMS much?
 
2013-01-25 01:19:51 PM
She deserved to fail

/If the kid had been any good at driving, she wouldn't have missed
 
2013-01-25 01:24:45 PM
 
2013-01-25 03:03:52 PM
Blame the cone and the instructor...Debate 101 fail
 
2013-01-25 03:04:46 PM

jehovahs witness protection: PMS much?


Millennial, she expected to be given all the answer and pass, because she tried really hard. Just like she passed all her grade school classes. Stupid biatch should have just done what everyone else does and have mommy or daddy bribe the driving instructor.
 
2013-01-25 03:04:57 PM
If she can't even run over a pedestrian she shouldn't have her license anyways.
 
2013-01-25 03:05:32 PM
$500 says this girl was black
 
MN8
2013-01-25 03:06:54 PM
Our local TV News sites have articles like this. VERY little info. No name? Not even 'police have not released the name'. Just quick blurbs. So out of touch and filled with ads.
 
2013-01-25 03:07:54 PM
I was expecting a test candidate to be examined by an examiner.

Do instructors examine in Ohio?
 
2013-01-25 03:09:54 PM

hbk72777: $500 says this girl was black


$1 million says your a racist jagoff.
 
2013-01-25 03:11:58 PM
Where I live you get the results in the mail. So you kill the postman.
 
2013-01-25 03:14:03 PM

uncleacid: Where I live you get the results in the mail. So you kill the postman.


Really?  You can't even drive home?  That's the victory lap.
 
2013-01-25 03:14:09 PM

Marshal805: hbk72777: $500 says this girl was black

$1 million says your a racist jagoff.


$1 says you're bad at grammar.
 
2013-01-25 03:14:13 PM
She is aware she has already filled out forms with her address right?

Right?
 
2013-01-25 03:17:30 PM
I failed the test 3 times before finally passing..

/still a bad driver
 
2013-01-25 03:17:45 PM
How on gods green earth do you fail an American driving test?

If you have the brain power to chew gum and walk at the same time you can pass it.

/just you try and pass a Finnish driving test
//if you can't drift you can't pass
 
2013-01-25 03:17:47 PM

Mad Scientist: Marshal805: hbk72777: $500 says this girl was black

$1 million says your a racist jagoff.

$1 says you're bad at grammar.


$5 says all 3 of you are right.
 
2013-01-25 03:18:08 PM

Lunchlady: She is aware she has already filled out forms with her address right?

Right?


That really is the puzzling thing about this story. My guess is it is an overexaggeration on behalf of the driving instructor. Girl got mad, words were exchanged, sped away close to instructor and now we are at:

"She was trying to run me over, I BARELY got out of the way!!!"
 
2013-01-25 03:19:26 PM

Norfolking Chance: How on gods green earth do you fail an American driving test?

If you have the brain power to chew gum and walk at the same time you can pass it.

/just you try and pass a Finnish driving test
//if you can't drift you can't pass


Blow a stop sign, screw up parallel parking, run over the curb on curbside parking, or piss on the instructors head.
 
2013-01-25 03:19:39 PM

ITGreen: uncleacid: Where I live you get the results in the mail. So you kill the postman.

Really?  You can't even drive home?  That's the victory lap.


That's so odd... Why would they mail them?

I remember picking up one of the cones and throwing it at the tester while doing donuts in the parking lot afterwards, yelling, "See you later sucker!"
 
2013-01-25 03:19:42 PM
Police say a 21-year-old woman tried to run over her instructor with her car after she failed her driving test.

I'm going to need a picture of said woman to pass any judgement.
 
2013-01-25 03:19:44 PM
FYI: You can be mentally ill, on multiple medications, under the care of psychiatrists and psychologists and receiving permanent disability due to your condition and still be allowed to drive a motor vehicle on public thoroughfares. Happy Motoring!
 
2013-01-25 03:20:38 PM
I passed on my first try back in the 80's, but I really wish my Driver's Ed. class was more thorough; I only "learned" how to drive on snow and ice by repeatedly experiencing fear...
 
2013-01-25 03:20:38 PM
Let's share CSBs on how pathetic our "driving tests" actually were.

Mine? In NH, all that was required at the time was to drive a square mile involving only one stoplight intersection and a single stop sign, then back into a parking space at the DMV. This was at (IIRC) the DMV in Milford.
 
2013-01-25 03:20:47 PM
 
2013-01-25 03:23:23 PM

Killer Cars: Let's share CSBs on how pathetic our "driving tests" actually were.

Mine? In NH, all that was required at the time was to drive a square mile involving only one stoplight intersection and a single stop sign, then back into a parking space at the DMV. This was at (IIRC) the DMV in Milford.


Wow.

No parallel parking requirement? I guess standards have been slipping in recent decades...
 
2013-01-25 03:23:32 PM
She jumped into the back seat and blew the guy giving the test?

/reads article
//dammit, wrong again, Frink
 
2013-01-25 03:25:13 PM
I ran a red light on my first driver's test, can you believe they failed me for that? It was an old part of downtown and I thought it was a four way intersection, didn't even see the light.
 
2013-01-25 03:25:37 PM
And I bet her Little Leauge team didn't keep score, she was graded in school by effort and not results, and she got a trophy at the end of each a school year for not dying in the classroom......
 
2013-01-25 03:25:51 PM
Fail me once because I hit a cone, shame on you.
Fail me twice because I missed hitting the instructor, shame on me.
 
2013-01-25 03:26:08 PM

GanjSmokr: Mad Scientist: Marshal805: hbk72777: $500 says this girl was black

$1 million says your a racist jagoff.

$1 says you're bad at grammar.

$5 says all 3 of you are right.


I will not be taking up this bet.

/First thought was she's black too
 
2013-01-25 03:26:15 PM
CSB: While studying in London at a school that shared campus space with the London College of Business, I had the chance to sit down with a middle-eastern oil-money (heiress? princess? daughter? was never sure) person. She had a no-joke Hunter Thompson Fear-and-Loathing drug collection suitcase that made her very popular amongst the Americans studying abroad at Regent's College, and I was invited to one of said sessions. Over some of the finest consumables I've ever had, the conversation naturally turned to her opulent lifestyle (she was one of the ones who was upset that the ATM in the lobby would only let her withdraw 1000 GBP/day) and how different things were when money was never, ever, EVER an obstacle to anything she did. Since I'm into cars, and the abundance of $100k cars in the student parking lot was always of great interest to me, I asked her what she drove.

Her: Oh, I don't drive.
Me: Why not? You can afford literally any car in the world; you don't want to?
Her: Not really. My dad offered to buy me a Mercedes SL65 (the V12 TT that ran about $165k) if I attempt my driver's test.
Me; Uh, ATTEMPT? Like, you don't even have to pass it and he'll give you a damn near $200,000 car?
Her: Yeah. Not really interested.
Me: Uh....care to explain why? I'd kill to have a car like that for a DAY.
Her: Well, for one, where I live, you have to take classes for a couple weeks that you can't buy your way out of and they're a pain in the ass and two, I have a man outside, right now, sitting in a Rolls Royce. I pick up my phone, call him, and tell him where I want to go. He's also security, a place-in-line holder, shopping-bag-carrier, and can cook a decent meal if he needs to. So, why would I ever drive myself anywhere when I can ride around in the backseat of a Rolls while texting my friends and drinking a latte, any time, any day, to anywhere? As a bonus, not having to drive myself means I can get as farked up as I want and never have to worry about getting home safely, OR being accosted by an undesireable.
Me: I suppose you have a point.

/tried to bang her
//she banged some asshole from Jersey instead
///he got sent home early for punching out a window and nearly severing tendons in his arm; confirmed in my mind everything I'd ever heard about kids from Jersey
////best 5 months of my life? Quite possibly.
 
2013-01-25 03:27:25 PM
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2013-01-25 03:28:26 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: Killer Cars: Let's share CSBs on how pathetic our "driving tests" actually were.

Mine? In NH, all that was required at the time was to drive a square mile involving only one stoplight intersection and a single stop sign, then back into a parking space at the DMV. This was at (IIRC) the DMV in Milford.

Wow.

No parallel parking requirement? I guess standards have been slipping in recent decades...


I didn't have to parallel park in NH either! I did a loop of the interstate around Concord, turned right at a stop sign and light, head-in parked. Done.

Hint: Go right before they close so the instructor just wants to go home as quick as possible.
 
2013-01-25 03:28:32 PM

Skyfrog: I ran a red light on my first driver's test, can you believe they failed me for that? It was an old part of downtown and I thought it was a four way intersection, didn't even see the light.


I bet the lights were at the corners rather than overhead weren't they? I blew a ton of stoplights my first couple of years because they don't put them overhead in the downtown area.
 
2013-01-25 03:28:50 PM
Ohio doesn't have a parallel parking requirement for it's driving test.

The maneuverability test is conducted in two steps. Each step is to be completed in one continuous motion. The examiner will instruct you to steer to the right or left of the point marker.

Step One: You must drive forward through a box (9' by 20') formed by 4 markers. Steer to the right or left of the "point" marker (20' ahead of box in center of course) as directed by the examiner. Steer to a straight ahead course and stop when the rear bumper of your car is even with the "point" marker and generally parallel with the course.

Step Two: From your stopped position at the end of Step One, you must be back past the "point" marker. Straighten your car and back through the box and come to a stop with your front bumper even with the two rear markers and generally parallel with the course. If you stop your vehicle because of striking a marker, you will have to go back to start and begin again (See below).

Step Two Continued: Before the test is complete, your vehicle must be removed from the test area without running over a marker or committing any other dangerous action.

Scoring: Points are deducted for:

Stopping to check progress; minus 5 for each occurrence


Bumping markers; minus 5 for each occurrence


Misjudging stopping distance; minus 5 for each occurrence


Not parallel with test area; minus 10 for each occurrence


Immediate failure=running over or knocking down a marker or other dangerous action.
Passing Score: Applicant will have passed this portion of the examination provided he does not receive a minus score in excess of 25 points.

/Received my DL in Ohio
//Still can't parallel park....
 
2013-01-25 03:28:52 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: No parallel parking requirement? I guess standards have been slipping in recent decades...


Again, it was New Hampshire, a state that (I believe) still does not require vehicle owners to have insurance. It only makes sense, I guess, that if you can drive for a couple minutes in a straight line, you are apparently good to go for a license there.

I remember spending an entire weekend parallel parking with my Dad getting ready for said test, and I just didn't have the heart to tell him it wasn't needed for the real thing.
 
2013-01-25 03:30:44 PM
I went to a DMV in a small rural town. We drove through town, out on a country road and then back into town. That was the test.

Then a snow storm hit on my way home and I really learned how to drive.
 
2013-01-25 03:31:04 PM

Killer Cars: Let's share CSBs on how pathetic our "driving tests" actually were.

Mine? In NH, all that was required at the time was to drive a square mile involving only one stoplight intersection and a single stop sign, then back into a parking space at the DMV. This was at (IIRC) the DMV in Milford.


Farmington, New Mexico, 1982. Drive around the block. One traffic light, three stop signs.

At the time, fifteen was the legal age to obtain a driver's license. Not sure what it is now.
 
2013-01-25 03:31:59 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: No parallel parking requirement? I guess standards have been slipping in recent decades...


On mine, we ran through all of the normal driving stuff and saved parking for last. She was silent the entire time except for the instructions she gave me; I was terrified I'd failed miserably by doing something I didn't even know was wrong. When we got back into the lot, she turned to me and said "Well, you've got a perfect score right now. If you completely fail the parallel parking section, you'll still pass. Do you want to do it?"

I said no, went inside, and got my DL.

/still told the parents of my friends (I was the first to drive) that I got a perfect score on my driver's test.
//on the stuff I did, anyway
///left that part out
 
2013-01-25 03:32:25 PM
I am curious what the reported did to the assignment editor that required he be punished by being made to stand in a back alley, at night, in Ohio, in the dead of Winter. It had to be -10 or worse.
 
2013-01-25 03:33:05 PM

KrispyKritter: FYI: You can be mentally ill, on multiple medications, under the care of psychiatrists and psychologists and receiving permanent disability due to your condition and still be allowed to drive a motor vehicle on public thoroughfares. Happy Motoring!


My mother got her licence renewed the same day she was declared legally blind.

I wish I was joking.
 
2013-01-25 03:33:34 PM
The instructor said the woman kept yelling, "Why didn't you tell me what I was doing? Where else can I take my test?"

She then blamed the mistake on her instructor. When the instructor got out of the car, the woman tried to run her over. The instructor barely got out of the way


/Its up to YOU to know the traffic laws and rules of driving. It's not the testers job to farking teach you how to drive into a farmers market you twunt. And there is NOWHERE else to take the test. You failed, and now you're going to jail for trying to run over your tester.
 
2013-01-25 03:35:57 PM
I did my parallel parking, ended up about 3 feet from the curb. Declined the opportunity to try and get closer, as parallel parking was only a few points, but hitting the cones was an instant fail.
 
2013-01-25 03:36:48 PM

Killer Cars: Let's share CSBs on how pathetic our "driving tests" actually were.

Mine? In NH, all that was required at the time was to drive a square mile involving only one stoplight intersection and a single stop sign, then back into a parking space at the DMV. This was at (IIRC) the DMV in Milford.


I got a car when I was 11 years old as a birthday present.
It was a '56 beetle and my dad said I could drive it anywhere on the farm, the only condition was, I had to teach each of my three younger sisters how to drive.

They all had the same final exam: Walk out on the frozen pond, start the cold engine, and then with the bald tires, get it going through the slalom course, and then drive it back straight, do a controlled skid, and a back in park job in the pig pen. All on ice.

They all took their driver's tests in the winter, As they all were born in winter, as was I.
All of us passed first try.
We all had 5 years under our belts, and knew how to check oil, and change tires by then.

One lives in a ritzy neighborhood in SC and one in ritzy neighborhood in VA and when it snows, the neighbor email their grocery lists to them, they go shopping, and get free groceries out of it.
They do know how to drive. Their husbands (Vets, and officers) not so much.
 
2013-01-25 03:36:59 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: Killer Cars: Let's share CSBs on how pathetic our "driving tests" actually were.

Mine? In NH, all that was required at the time was to drive a square mile involving only one stoplight intersection and a single stop sign, then back into a parking space at the DMV. This was at (IIRC) the DMV in Milford.

Wow.

No parallel parking requirement? I guess standards have been slipping in recent decades...


Recent? No, not recent. Both my mother (63) and my former mother-in-law (early-70s, I believe) told me of similar road tests. My mother, in fact, waited until she was 20 to get her driver's license because she couldn't parallel park. She was in a different state without the requirement, then.

One person in my driver's ed class failed his road test because he hit a pedestrian. It was actually the pedestrian's fault, to make it worse.
 
2013-01-25 03:37:00 PM

grinding_journalist: CSB: While studying in London at a school that shared campus space with the London College of Business, I had the chance to sit down with a middle-eastern oil-money (heiress? princess? daughter? was never sure) person. She had a no-joke Hunter Thompson Fear-and-Loathing drug collection suitcase that made her very popular amongst the Americans studying abroad at Regent's College, and I was invited to one of said sessions. Over some of the finest consumables I've ever had, the conversation naturally turned to her opulent lifestyle (she was one of the ones who was upset that the ATM in the lobby would only let her withdraw 1000 GBP/day) and how different things were when money was never, ever, EVER an obstacle to anything she did. Since I'm into cars, and the abundance of $100k cars in the student parking lot was always of great interest to me, I asked her what she drove.

Her: Oh, I don't drive.
Me: Why not? You can afford literally any car in the world; you don't want to?
Her: Not really. My dad offered to buy me a Mercedes SL65 (the V12 TT that ran about $165k) if I attempt my driver's test.
Me; Uh, ATTEMPT? Like, you don't even have to pass it and he'll give you a damn near $200,000 car?
Her: Yeah. Not really interested.
Me: Uh....care to explain why? I'd kill to have a car like that for a DAY.
Her: Well, for one, where I live, you have to take classes for a couple weeks that you can't buy your way out of and they're a pain in the ass and two, I have a man outside, right now, sitting in a Rolls Royce. I pick up my phone, call him, and tell him where I want to go. He's also security, a place-in-line holder, shopping-bag-carrier, and can cook a decent meal if he needs to. So, why would I ever drive myself anywhere when I can ride around in the backseat of a Rolls while texting my friends and drinking a latte, any time, any day, to anywhere? As a bonus, not having to drive myself means I can get as farked up as I want and never have to worry about getting home safely, ...


Sweet Lord. I read the first 2 sentences and the first thing I thought was "Ha, sounds like Regents."

When were you there? I was Spring '09, during the huge snowstorm. Got to see douchy rich Arabs and Russians spin out their fancy cars and hit all the other cars in the parking lot in the snow. The Schadenfreude was delicious.
 
2013-01-25 03:37:34 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Norfolking Chance: How on gods green earth do you fail an American driving test?

If you have the brain power to chew gum and walk at the same time you can pass it.

/just you try and pass a Finnish driving test
//if you can't drift you can't pass

Blow a stop sign, screw up parallel parking, run over the curb on curbside parking, or piss on the instructors head.


Sounds like the Gordy Howe hat trick of driving test fail.
 
2013-01-25 03:38:02 PM

GanjSmokr: Mad Scientist: Marshal805: hbk72777: $500 says this girl was black

$1 million says your a racist jagoff.

$1 says you're bad at grammar.

$5 says all 3 of you are right.


A pound of bacon says you're wrong.
 
2013-01-25 03:38:24 PM
How the hell do you fail a driving test in the US? I had to drive around the block and not cause a fatality. I like to take driving tests in different countries I've stayed in. The Bermuda one was quite practical, the South African was just driving around and not making any manouver more complex than a turn, and the Turkish one was hilariously easy. The British test, on the other hand.... I had a three point turn on a hill like a cliff face, reversing round a corner so sharp you shave with it, parallel parking into a space two yards longer than the length of the car I drove, then it started pouring down so I had to go around a five lane roundabout during rush hour.
 
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