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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  
i778.photobucket.com
 
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.
 
2013-01-25 03:39:22 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.


shiat, I didn't even have to take a test. Just 4 weekends of Driver's Ed and X number of hours driving in the car with a certified instructor and they gave me my license.
 
2013-01-25 03:39:49 PM  

r1niceboy: How the hell do you fail a driving test in the US?i>

Hell if I know.

 
2013-01-25 03:42:42 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: 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.


That seems to be the new hotness - automatic passing. Up in Manitoba, Canada, they just started doing that a couple years ago - you child never fails a grade, they keep moving through and getting into the next grade even if they fail their tests. I just can't understand the logic, but I can almost guarantee it develops people like this girl who feels entitled to pass just because she showed up.

it going to get crazy when all these entitled kids show up to work late or don't finish a job and then wonder why unemployment is hitting new records. Unions could make a huge comeback from all this...
 
2013-01-25 03:44:25 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 was dinged on that because the truck I used for my test had the turning radius of a drunken aircraft carrier. It was not physically possible to parallel park. The same thing for backing out of an alley onto a street. You were supposed to do it and make the corner into a normal parking space. Yeah right. With a turning radius of 39'-4 1/2"? That ain't happening.
 
2013-01-25 03:44:46 PM  

KangTheMad: 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.


I'd have to take that bet just because there's a chance I'd win bacon.
 
2013-01-25 03:44:47 PM  
My guess is she probably drove to and away from the DMV - in itself a violation....
 
2013-01-25 03:47:05 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.


Mine was just over 45 minutes of driving including left and right turns from major to minor roads, left and right turns from minor to major roads, traffic lights, roundabouts, duel carriageway at national speed limit and the two manoeuvres were the three point turn and reversing round a corner (didn't have to parallel park).

Anyone who says the British driving test is hard can't drive for shiat.
 
2013-01-25 03:47:16 PM  

themasterdebater: Slaves2Darkness: 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.

That seems to be the new hotness - automatic passing. Up in Manitoba, Canada, they just started doing that a couple years ago - you child never fails a grade, they keep moving through and getting into the next grade even if they fail their tests. I just can't understand the logic, but I can almost guarantee it develops people like this girl who feels entitled to pass just because she showed up.

it going to get crazy when all these entitled kids show up to work late or don't finish a job and then wonder why unemployment is hitting new records. Unions could make a huge comeback from all this...



Blame the way teachers are evaluated. Kid fails a class because he's lazy as shiat, doesn't study, and goes to class stoned? Teacher gets docked a little bit of pay. Kid passes? That's good, teacher gets a little bit better pay.
 
2013-01-25 03:48:56 PM  

themasterdebater: Slaves2Darkness: 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.

That seems to be the new hotness - automatic passing. Up in Manitoba, Canada, they just started doing that a couple years ago - you child never fails a grade, they keep moving through and getting into the next grade even if they fail their tests. I just can't understand the logic, but I can almost guarantee it develops people like this girl who feels entitled to pass just because she showed up.

it going to get crazy when all these entitled kids show up to work late or don't finish a job and then wonder why unemployment is hitting new records. Unions could make a huge comeback from all this...


They do it in BC too. Last year, our daughter was in grade three. She has *significant* learning disabilities due to her FASD. Most of the homework they gave her was beyond her ability, but because she was well behaved, she wasn't considered a "problem". When we received her final report card, we expected that she'd be held back and made to repeat grade 3. Nope. "Promoted to Grade 4! Good job!".

We withdrew her from the public school system and enrolled her in a private school that appears to take things seriously (half way through this year, her academic progress was somewhere between grade 1 and grade 2).

W.T.F.??? Do people think this will really help things in the long run?
 
2013-01-25 03:50:53 PM  
I took the test twice. I failed the first time because. My front bumper went over a white line and I killed someone. the guy the first time was really stressing me out, but the second time I had a real laid back nice guy give me the test. It was like I had both instructors from the movie License to Drive.

This girl wont be driving anytime soon. Have fun on yoru bike or the bus
 
2013-01-25 03:53:31 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.


Mid '80's in St. Louis. It was a spring day, and by the time I got in, took the tests and did the paperwork (I had just moved there and had to switch from IL to MO stuff, was doing my license and plates all at once), the instructor and I got in the car and it just started POURING rain. Before we could get out of the parking lot the flood drains were geysering. He had me drive around the block, turn back into the parking lot, then he said "you're good, park in front of the door".
 
2013-01-25 03:55:18 PM  

r1niceboy: 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.


Buddy of mine from H.S. failed by slamming on the brakes so hard that the instructor's head hit the dashboard.  That'll do it.

/csb

vudukungfu: 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.


I assume by "vets" you mean veterans, and not animal physicians.  My theory on the direct relationship between the number of idiot drivers and the percentage of military personnel in the area is derived from the assumption that A) the military attracts the dumbest (and by association worst behind the wheel) of us from around the nation and B) subsequently centralizes us into only a few small locations throughout the country.
 
2013-01-25 03:58:27 PM  
My only good driving test story...

A friend of mine needed to take his test, and asked to borrow my car. So, i got ride in the back seat to see this.

He did great. Even the parallel parking in one shot. He was golden.
The very last step of the course is a stop sign, then you make a left and park.

As he is approaching the sign, he asks the instructor, "Do I really need to stop here?" "Oh, no... Don't worry about it."

So, he drove through the sign, and promptly failed the test.

Idiot.
 
2013-01-25 03:59:27 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: 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.


This, right here. Stupid coont never before had anybody tell her she wasn't perfect.
 
2013-01-25 04:00:03 PM  
Shut up , that's why.
 
2013-01-25 04:00:51 PM  
I took my road test in a Pinto station wagon. That car could make a U-turn on a two-lane street without hitting either curb. Parallel parking wasn't an issue.
 
2013-01-25 04:01:58 PM  

WhippingBoy: W.T.F.??? Do people think this will really help things in the long run?


Wrong question.

The correct question: which elected or appointed officials charged with making these policies are responsible for ANYTHING AT ALL in the long run?

The answer: none. And thus, the answer to your question as well.
 
2013-01-25 04:06:46 PM  

Marshal805: hbk72777: $500 says this girl was black

$1 million says your a racist jagoff.


Hehe. You are both right! Except replace "racist" with realist.
 
2013-01-25 04:09:44 PM  
I took my test the day after a huge snow storm.  Instructor pretty much waved the parallel parking being that the curbs were totally covered by mounds of snow.

/lost one farking point
//forgot to turn my wheels while parked on a hill
 
2013-01-25 04:13:03 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.


Drive a square mile? Phaugh. All I had to do was drive for 3 gallons, and parallel park less than 8 Ohms from the curb.
 
2013-01-25 04:15:12 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, ...


================

London School of Economics? By "Jersey" I assume you're talking about the toxic waste dump next to NYC.....or are you talking about the Island located in the English Chanel?
 
2013-01-25 04:20:26 PM  

Killer Cars: 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.


There are no cities in Ohio
 
2013-01-25 04:23:18 PM  

Norfolking Chance: /just you try and pass a Finnish driving test


Because your Finnish before you started!
 
2013-01-25 04:24:45 PM  
W

teylix: 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


I was thinking white and handed everything she ever wanted from her daddy.
 
2013-01-25 04:25:04 PM  

groppet: I took the test twice. I failed the first time because. My front bumper went over a white line and I killed someone. the guy the first time was really stressing me out, but the second time I had a real laid back nice guy give me the test. It was like I had both instructors from the movie License to Drive.

This girl wont be driving anytime soon. Have fun on yoru bike or the bus


I failed my first test, had some really strict, uptight woman and was taking the test in a busy neighboring town. Lot's of traffic, intersections, parallel parking, the whole bit. The second time I took it in my small home town and got a nice old man as my instructor. He basically had me drive down a quiet country road, pull over to the side to park (not parallel) and that was that.
 
2013-01-25 04:25:15 PM  

GanjSmokr: KangTheMad: 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.

I'd have to take that bet just because there's a chance I'd win bacon.


I'd bet a half empty can or warm beer that everybody is just being a snarky asshole for the hell of it
 
2013-01-25 04:27:04 PM  

HelloNeuman: There are no cities in Ohio


That's not true. What about Tiffin River, Fallen Timbers, Wyandot, Commodore Perry, Vermilion Valley, Towpath, Brady's Leap, Glacier Hills, Mahoning Valley, Portage, Great Lakes, Middle Ridge, Erie Islands, Blue Heron, Oak Openings, and Indian Meadow?
 
2013-01-25 04:28:40 PM  

Marshal805: hbk72777: $500 says this girl was black

$1 million says your a racist jagoff.


Are you saying you came to a different conclusion?
 
2013-01-25 04:32:00 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.


Ahh.. Mayfield Hts.. as a one time resident of that fine Cosco developered bankrupted city back in the early 00's I can relate.

My thought process went like this :

Bet she's black. No wait.. that sounds like something one of those crazy hot but batshiate crazy russian women who live there would do... or maybe a "badakadaka". Maybe one of the few remaining crazy italian girls... Hard to say now.

/ Shopping in a supermarket with a bunch of recently immigrated russians is a total trip. Calm down folks.. they aint running out of meat and bread. And stop ramming me with your cart in the checkout.. please ?

// Then the Walmart came...

/// Good times livin' in MH
 
2013-01-25 04:35:08 PM  

Lunchlady: 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.


Ok, that's farking hilarious. I was there in the spring of '05; it was just rainy/wet most of the time. Would be even funnier if their cars weren't so nice...here are a few examples, as I'm sure you recall the like. Car porn time!

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Same owner. Old one got booted because he couldn't be bothered to update the registration. Bought a new one while he was in town that semester for school.

i830.photobucket.com
Got to ride in this one. Despite only being able to understand every third word, owner was a cool dude. Took me to a party where his buddies rolled joints they sprinkled with heroin. (I guess it could have been coke?) Dunno what that was about, wasn't interested.

i830.photobucket.com
Money can't buy taste. Girl had it painted this color because it matched a favorite pair of shoes. Jokingly I asked if she kept them in the car. She said she lost them a while ago.

i830.photobucket.com
My favorite student car by far; dude actually knew cars. Super clean, fully restored, updated electrical system and a Porsche motor swap (928? Is that the little flat old roadster one?). Ran and sounded like a beast. Didn't get to ride in it.

Fissile: London School of Economics? By "Jersey" I assume you're talking about the toxic waste dump next to NYC.....or are you talking about the Island located in the English Chanel?


That's the one, on both counts. We didn't associate with them very much; how the shared space worked I never really figured out. I was thrilled to attend a school that not only had a bar on campus, but was run by the school and you could get temporary work-study jobs as a bartender. I did party photography for numerous events there. Good times.
 
2013-01-25 04:37:05 PM  
She then blamed the mistake on her instructor.

Ah, she's a Republican.

;)
 
2013-01-25 04:41:27 PM  

Xcott: HelloNeuman: There are no cities in Ohio

That's not true. What about Tiffin River, Fallen Timbers, Wyandot, Commodore Perry, Vermilion Valley, Towpath, Brady's Leap, Glacier Hills, Mahoning Valley, Portage, Great Lakes, Middle Ridge, Erie Islands, Blue Heron, Oak Openings, and Indian Meadow?


Head-in diagonal parking in all of those.
 
2013-01-25 04:41:27 PM  

Guns n' Farkin Roses: ...

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!!!"


That would be a very good guess.
 
2013-01-25 04:47:34 PM  

IRQ12: Guns n' Farkin Roses: ...

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!!!"

That would be a very good guess.


Right. That's why the police's reaction was, "We want to talk to her." And not, "We're gonna find that biatch and get her crazy ass off the street!!"
 
2013-01-25 04:47:43 PM  
Pass the UK driving tests (yes, plural) or even worse, the motorbike tests, and we'll talk.
 
2013-01-25 04:54:43 PM  
Obviously we need to ban assault cars

Tank held over 10 oz. so clearly it is a threat.
 
2013-01-25 04:56:22 PM  

grinding_journalist: Lunchlady: 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.

Ok, that's farking hilarious. I was there in the spring of '05; it was just rainy/wet most of the time. Would be even funnier if their cars weren't so nice...here are a few examples, as I'm sure you recall the like. Car porn time!

[i830.photobucket.com image 500x375]
Same owner. Old one got booted because he couldn't be bothered to update the registration. Bought a new one while he was in town that semester for school.

[i830.photobucket.com image 500x375]
Got to ride in this one. Despite only being able to understand every third word, owner was a cool dude. Took me to a party where his buddies rolled joints they sprinkled with heroin. (I guess it could have been coke?) Dunno what that was about, wasn't interested.

[i830.photobucket.com image 500x375]
Money can't buy taste. Girl had it painted this color because it matched a favorite pair of shoes. Jokingly I asked if she kept them in the car. She said she lost them a while ago.

[i830.photobucket.com image 500x375]
My favorite student car by far; dude actually knew cars. Super clean, fully restored, updated electrical system and a Porsche motor swap (928? Is that the little flat old roadster one?). Ran and sounded like a beast. Didn't get to ride in it.

Fissile: London School of Economics? By "Jersey" I assume you're talking about the toxic waste dump next to NYC.....or are you talking about the Island located in the English Chanel?

That's the one, on both counts. We didn't associate with them very much; how the shared space worked I never really figured out. I was thrilled to attend a school that not only had a bar on campus, but was run by the school and you could get temporary work-study jobs as a bartender. I did party photography for numerous events there. Good times.


I don't have any pictures laying around anymore but I do remember an orange Murcialago vividly. Of all those you posted I gotta say I'd go for the restored Bug or the old Mini, that boot is tragic.

My favorite memory of the Tuke Bar was Luke (was he there by 2005?) the manager going out to the garden to pick mint himself for our celebratory julips after finals. That and watching rich kids sing karaoke.
 
2013-01-25 04:57:22 PM  

jdhj2: Marshal805: hbk72777: $500 says this girl was black

$1 million says your a racist jagoff.

Are you saying you came to a different conclusion?


I'm saying that if the first thing that pops into your head when hearing that a crime was committed is "Betcha it was a ____(insert ethnic group here) " you are a bigot.
 
2013-01-25 05:36:25 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: GanjSmokr: KangTheMad: 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.

I'd have to take that bet just because there's a chance I'd win bacon.

I'd bet a half empty can or warm beer that everybody is just being a snarky asshole for the hell of it


It greatly amuses me how many people just don't get it.
 
2013-01-25 05:41:01 PM  

themasterdebater: That seems to be the new hotness - automatic passing. Up in Manitoba, Canada, they just started doing that a couple years ago - you child never fails a grade, they keep moving through and getting into the next grade even if they fail their tests.


That's how it has always worked in the UK. In fact, I think the idea of automatically repeating grades (ie repeating instruction which demonstrably has not worked) is a peculiarly American thing.
 
2013-01-25 05:42:40 PM  

WhippingBoy: W.T.F.??? Do people think this will really help things in the long run?


As long as appropriate instruction is being given, it doesn't really matter whether children are grouped by age or not.
 
2013-01-25 05:43:53 PM  
State police are investigating and plan to contact the woman.

Well good on them.

//passed test first time. Got 2 points off for not looking long enough over my shoulder (which my cop dad told "don't look too long over your shoulder"). Thanks, Dad!
 
2013-01-25 05:53:54 PM  

lunkhed: I was expecting a test candidate to be examined by an examiner.

Do instructors examine in Ohio?



When I took my driving test in Ohio 10+ years ago, the examiners were Highway Patrol officers.

Chowder_17: 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....


I took my driving test in the winter, scored 100%. I failed manuverability twice, passed it on the 3rd try with 100%.
 
2013-01-25 06:00:04 PM  
I used to work at the DMV and my favorite time was eating my lunch near the drive test area. Teenagers and women from other countries were the best.
 
2013-01-25 06:22:29 PM  
My Csb...

In jersey you get your permit automatically by being if age...that's it hit sixteen and they go heres a permit you can drive as long as youre with another licensed driver bada Bing bada boom.
So by the time I go for my real license and test I've been driving for a good while...they have a legit course you drive through and the very first thing is a t intersection so I roll up look both ways and go without stopping. The instructor is dumbfounded...you just ran a stop sign!...n me being a smart ass goes ...well there was no one coming... (On a dmv course built in a parking lot no shiat Sherlock) so for whatever reason he let's me keep going n I get to parallel parking which i suck at...I got in the spot but like three feet away he just goes I think were done...I'm like farkkkk. So we get back round front and he's just shaking his head going why then says that yea passing me anyway
 
2013-01-25 06:24:14 PM  
I did driver's ed and took my driving test around '98/'99 in the suburbs. I didn't have to do much. Just drive around the block, not blow traffic lights or stop signs and pull into a parking space.

We didn't learn about parallel parking at all (I learned in the 'burbs) much to my parents' amusement (they learned in Chicago).

They made sure I could parallel park anyway and I'm astonished by how many of my friends, both male and female, cannot.
 
2013-01-25 06:28:14 PM  

Pert: Pass the UK driving tests (yes, plural) or even worse, the motorbike tests, and we'll talk.


UK license, both categories A and B (that's car and motorbike) and did the motorbike bit three years ago. The motorbike bit isn't that hard if you are a decent rider but if you are a poor rider then you will never pass. That's the reason why over 70% of all bike "accidents" are the fault of the over road users. Bikes aren't dangerous, it's the muppets in the cars that are dangerous.

CSB During the road section of my bike test the radio packed up near the start just after the duel carriageway section. After 5 minutes of faffing the first section was left, right, 2nd left then stop. After that he just said ride back to the test centre. Didn't panic and passed.
 
2013-01-25 06:37:37 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



I passed the driving exam on the first try. However, it did take me three years to learn to drive. I thought if you turned the steering wheel 90º the car should turn 90º...

\I'm just a little too literal, it seems
\\Funny enough, I have a perfect driving record
 
2013-01-25 06:38:15 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.


$10 says all 4 of you are right.
 
2013-01-25 06:40:32 PM  

Gabrielmot: 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!"


Lemme guess... Chevy Nova, right?
 
2013-01-25 06:55:24 PM  

Norfolking Chance: after the duel carriageway section.


ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-01-25 06:57:37 PM  

umad: Norfolking Chance: after the duel carriageway section.

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Dammit, my text was cut off. I meant to say "Your tests are way more hardcore than ours are."
 
2013-01-25 07:23:59 PM  
Every driving test should be in a 1965 Ford pick up with three-on-the-tree and power nothing!
If you can pass in that you should be good for anything that doesn't require a CDL.
 
2013-01-25 07:42:28 PM  
I passed on my first test at 15, driving a stick. It was not pretty, but it was functionally okay. Learned about defensive driving years later as a GI stationed in South Korea amidst very aggressive taxi drivers.

Rule #1: If you think you're a good driver, then good for you, Punkin!
Rule #2: Everyone else is an idiot, and dangerously so.
Rule #3: See Rule #2. Believe it. Adapt as necessary and you'll be fine.
 
2013-01-25 07:44:00 PM  

lendog: Wteylix: 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

I was thinking white and handed everything she ever wanted from her daddy.


It's not an affluent city. The news articles say she lives in Mayfield Hts., she probably lives in an apartment. I took my last drivers test at the same place, I was 38 as I had lived in another state and let that license lapse so I had to take the test again. It's in a shopping plaza, I had to drive around the plaza and park in back, took about 35 seconds. The tester was maybe 21, kind of biatchy but smokin hot. Probably got the gig through relatives, like most of them did.
 
2013-01-25 08:11:29 PM  
I didn't know that they actually failed anyone on those tests. What with all the terrible drivers you see texting, reading, shaving, putting on makeup, and a million other things which make me want to run them off the road.
 
2013-01-25 08:38:26 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 let my license expire for more than a year and in my state that means that you have to actually take the driving test again. I went to take the test and the examiner wouldn't ride with me because the passenger seat belt in my 1977 Chevy K10 didn't work. So I went and bought one, installed it and went back a week later or something. I passed the test, but she thought I might have been going a bit fast in a 25 mph zone but couldn't mark me off on that because for the whole 10 or so years I had that truck the speedometer never worked. I never got a speeding ticket as I went by the tachometer. Sold it for $500 and the engine blew up two months later, lol!  The guy I sold it to still has the 1984 vintage pop-up camper in a different pickup though so he's got that going for him.
 
2013-01-25 08:54:36 PM  

ski9600: 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 let my license expire for more than a year and in my state that means that you have to actually take the driving test again. I went to take the test and the examiner wouldn't ride with me because the passenger seat belt in my 1977 Chevy K10 didn't work. So I went and bought one, installed it and went back a week later or something. I passed the test, but she thought I might have been going a bit fast in a 25 mph zone but couldn't mark me off on that because for the whole 10 or so years I had that truck the speedometer never worked. I never got a speeding ticket as I went by the tachometer. Sold it for $500 and the engine blew up two months later, lol!  The guy I sold it to still has the 1984 vintage pop-up camper in a different pickup though so he's got that going for him.


SOLD IT FOR $500 AND THE ENGINE BLEW UP TWO MONTHS LATER,LOL.

//Thats....Um...thats ...You gotta great sense of humor..
 
2013-01-25 09:07:16 PM  

grinding_journalist: Lunchlady: 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.

Ok, that's farking hilarious. I was there in the spring of '05; it was just rainy/wet most of the time. Would be even funnier if their cars weren't so nice...here are a few examples, as I'm sure you recall the like. Car porn time!

[i830.photobucket.com image 500x375]
Same owner. Old one got booted because he couldn't be bothered to update the registration. Bought a new one while he was in town that semester for school.
.


Holy WOW, I can't believe that the new Mini Cooper is that much bigger than the old school model. I don't believe I would fit in the old one.
 
2013-01-25 09:09:56 PM  
Why are people taking official DMV tests at a BMW site?
 
2013-01-25 09:37:13 PM  

grumman94: I didn't know that they actually failed anyone on those tests. What with all the terrible drivers you see texting, reading, shaving, putting on makeup, and a million other things which make me want to run them off the road.


I failed my first driver's test (at 16) when I made an illegal left turn. Against the light in heavy traffic. The guys giving the tests must have balls of pure titanium.
 
2013-01-25 10:15:51 PM  
Failed first time then passed later. First instructor made up reasons to fail me. Told me to pull over and perform three point turn, so I pulled onto the shoulder and made the turn after checking for traffic. She claimed that I had no reason to leave the road. Then told me to back up straight for 100', then yelled at me to stop because a kid was riding his bike a block away. Followed by her claiming I was too far past the stop sign while trying to see around vegetation for traffic on a higher speed road. I don't know how much power she thought my dad's Nissan Sentry had, but I knew I needed a lot of distance to get up to 55. Parallel parking was the only thing she said I did right. I never practiced parallel parking in a real car, only toyed with parallel parking a r/c car. A second instructor and suddenly I had a perfect score. I had already been driving a year without a license and a cop buddy of my dad's followed me once. He was surprised to see a young driver hold the speed limit so well. My dad told him "What do you expect, he had a cop on his butt." Of course the cop didn't know I wasn't legal.

/Learned on a stick and I feel all kids should learn on a stick.
//thinking about what gear to change to in city traffic will break bad distracting habits
 
2013-01-25 10:15:57 PM  

W.C.fields forever: ski9600: 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 let my license expire for more than a year and in my state that means that you have to actually take the driving test again. I went to take the test and the examiner wouldn't ride with me because the passenger seat belt in my 1977 Chevy K10 didn't work. So I went and bought one, installed it and went back a week later or something. I passed the test, but she thought I might have been going a bit fast in a 25 mph zone but couldn't mark me off on that because for the whole 10 or so years I had that truck the speedometer never worked. I never got a speeding ticket as I went by the tachometer. Sold it for $500 and the engine blew up two months later, lol!  The guy I sold it to still has the 1984 vintage pop-up camper in a different pickup though so he's got that going for him.

SOLD IT FOR $500 AND THE ENGINE BLEW UP TWO MONTHS LATER,LOL.

//Thats....Um...thats ...You gotta great sense of humor..


Yeah, I guess that's on me. I didn't tell him to check the oil or something. Anyway, I see what your saying so let me modify that to "I sold the rig for $500 (it was a fair price, and the first time I've had 5 Benjamins in my hand) but the engine blew up 2 months later and the truck got scrapped or something. That's sad because I had some really sexy-fun times in the camper that was installed in the bed of the truck. Plus that guy had to buy another truck."

/thanks
//why didn't he fix it???
 
2013-01-25 11:00:41 PM  

ski9600: W.C.fields forever: ski9600: 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 let my license expire for more than a year and in my state that means that you have to actually take the driving test again. I went to take the test and the examiner wouldn't ride with me because the passenger seat belt in my 1977 Chevy K10 didn't work. So I went and bought one, installed it and went back a week later or something. I passed the test, but she thought I might have been going a bit fast in a 25 mph zone but couldn't mark me off on that because for the whole 10 or so years I had that truck the speedometer never worked. I never got a speeding ticket as I went by the tachometer. Sold it for $500 and the engine blew up two months later, lol!  The guy I sold it to still has the 1984 vintage pop-up camper in a different pickup though so he's got that going for him.

SOLD IT FOR $500 AND THE ENGINE BLEW UP TWO MONTHS LATER,LOL.

//Thats....Um...thats ...You gotta great sense of humor..

Yeah, I guess that's on me. I didn't tell him to check the oil or something. Anyway, I see what your saying so let me modify that to "I sold the rig for $500 (it was a fair price, and the first time I've had 5 Benjamins in my hand) but the engine blew up 2 months later and the truck got scrapped or something. That's sad because I had some really sexy-fun times in the camper that was installed in the bed of the truck. Plus that guy had to buy another truck."

/thanks
//why didn't he fix it???


My first car was my Pops 1976 Chevy Nova(Medalist) He gave it to me.Three years later the newspaper delivery guy rearended it and moved it five feet foward.Knocked it out of rack..My Insurance gave me back $500.I turned around and sold it for $500. It was the 80's.

//I'm no better than ya.
 
2013-01-25 11:09:42 PM  

ITGreen: I assume by "vets" you mean veterans


I meant Niedermeyers.
ROTC nazis.
Degree + 90 day wonder.
Suits.
Bots.
Breeders.
 
2013-01-25 11:15:41 PM  

ski9600: W.C.fields forever: ski9600: 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 let my license expire for more than a year and in my state that means that you have to actually take the driving test again. I went to take the test and the examiner wouldn't ride with me because the passenger seat belt in my 1977 Chevy K10 didn't work. So I went and bought one, installed it and went back a week later or something. I passed the test, but she thought I might have been going a bit fast in a 25 mph zone but couldn't mark me off on that because for the whole 10 or so years I had that truck the speedometer never worked. I never got a speeding ticket as I went by the tachometer. Sold it for $500 and the engine blew up two months later, lol!  The guy I sold it to still has the 1984 vintage pop-up camper in a different pickup though so he's got that going for him.

SOLD IT FOR $500 AND THE ENGINE BLEW UP TWO MONTHS LATER,LOL.

//Thats....Um...thats ...You gotta great sense of humor..

Yeah, I guess that's on me. I didn't tell him to check the oil or something. Anyway, I see what your saying so let me modify that to "I sold the rig for $500 (it was a fair price, and the first time I've had 5 Benjamins in my hand) but the engine blew up 2 months later and the truck got scrapped or something. That's sad because I had some really sexy-fun times in the camper that was installed in the bed of the truck. Plus that guy had to buy another truck."

/thanks
//why didn't he fix it???


Yea that ain't on you that's all the buyer sorry but if in two months he didn't check the oil its his fault...and I say this because...I bought a car and didn't check the oil and guess what the engine blew in two months and I was SOL.

/csb
// had a road trip the next week and was going to get an oil change before that...oops
 
2013-01-25 11:51:35 PM  

Norfolking Chance: Pert: Pass the UK driving tests (yes, plural) or even worse, the motorbike tests, and we'll talk.

UK license, both categories A and B (that's car and motorbike) and did the motorbike bit three years ago. The motorbike bit isn't that hard if you are a decent rider but if you are a poor rider then you will never pass. That's the reason why over 70% of all bike "accidents" are the fault of the over road users. Bikes aren't dangerous, it's the muppets in the cars that are dangerous.


My driving skills worked out kind of backwards to most people's. CBT in 99, direct access in 01, and I got a car licence last year. I came off a CG125 in a minor way (too sharp an angle on a wet roundabout) probably in 99 or 2000, and off an ER-5 (showing off to friends) in 01 or 02.

I do regret not getting cat B sooner, as they used to dish out categories much more freely back in the day. My bro has a veritable alphabet of categories on his licence - I guess he would have passed in 95. He may have a few extra categories from his time in the army though.

CSB During the road section of my bike test the radio packed up near the start just after the duel carriageway section. After 5 minutes of faffing the first section was left, right, 2nd left then stop. After that he just said ride back to the test centre. Didn't panic and passed.

So did the radio come back? Bro got his cat A a couple of years ago, and the advice for what to do when that happened was the same as in my day - indicate a radio problem, by slapping the side of your helmet, and pull over when safe and legal to do so.

umad: umad: Norfolking Chance: after the duel carriageway section.

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Dammit, my text was cut off. I meant to say "Your tests are way more hardcore than ours are."


Well, yes. And judging by Fark threads it's pretty terrible to drive in America. Of course I'm not trying to say it's perfect in the UK, just that by having more rigorous licensing, drivers here tend to be better than American drivers.

/Probably helps that automatic gearboxes are uncommon, too.
//I just don't get why you'd choose to give up the control over a vehicle that you get from a manual transmission.
 
2013-01-26 12:02:52 AM  

WhippingBoy: Smeggy Smurf: GanjSmokr: KangTheMad: 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.

I'd have to take that bet just because there's a chance I'd win bacon.

I'd bet a half empty can or warm beer that everybody is just being a snarky asshole for the hell of it

It greatly amuses me how many people just don't get it.


You might be surprised how many people get it and snark for the hell of it
 
2013-01-26 06:16:45 AM  
iron de havilland:

I do regret not getting cat B sooner, as they used to dish out categories much more freely back in the day. My bro has a veritable alphabet of categories on his licence - I guess he would have passed in 95. He may have a few extra categories from his time in the army.

So did the radio come back? Bro got his cat A a couple of years ago, and the advice for what to do when that happened was the same as in my day - indicate a radio problem, by slapping the side of your helmet, and pull over when safe and legal to do

Got my car in 97 so I do have an alphabet soup of categories (the one I love most is the one for road rollers).

For the radio on the bike test I was told to shake your head if you didn't understand the instruction and to pull over if the radio packed up. All I could hear from the radio was was the click from the talk button. I had to ride almost a mile just to find somewhere safe to stop, all the time shaking my head after the clicks. It was on the side of the city I new well so I could visualise where he wanted me to go before I got back on the bike.

I liked the Mod1 test. Bouncing the poor ybr125 off the rev limiter in 2nd to get the 50kph for the swerve and emergency stop. My GF has a bike as well and was the first up for the mod1 when she did it and aced it. Then two blokes doing their direct access had to follow a woman in a pink leather jacket who got no faults in the drizzle. The pressure must of been massive.
 
2013-01-26 09:30:45 PM  

iron de havilland: /Probably helps that automatic gearboxes are uncommon, too.


I only buy manuals.

/was just poking fun at "duel"
 
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