A 19-year-old girl has just secured her place in the “worst driving test ever” hall of fame this week after she managed to end her test in colossally bad form. The Minnesota teen from Buffalo got behind the wheel of the car on Wednesday this week, all ready to start her test and hopefully pass. What she didn’t expect however was that she’d end up sending the poor examiner sitting next to her straight to the hospital.
She was all ready to go when she turned the key, put the 2014 Chevy Equinox into drive, and put her foot down on the accelerator. The problem, however, was that the vehicle was facing the test centre, and she was expected to *reverse* out of the bay parking spot.
Seconds into the test she ploughed straight through the glass front of the test centre and buried the car half way through into the building. Thankfully no one inside was hurt but she did leave her examiner with injuries that resulted in her hospitalisation. They were, however, not life threatening.
Police have since stated that no serious injuries have occurred as a result of the accident and that no charges will be pressed. The girl in question must be pretty thankful about that last part, although we can’t help but laugh at the idea that she must easily have failed her test faster than anyone else alive. Is it even worth asking if she failed? Or is it just something that everyone around her assumes?
That's a fail: Teen on driving test crashes through examination station in Buffalo https://t.co/qahmjCN5Np— Frank philibert (@Dink52) 23 March 2018
In 2015 the DVLA revealed that over 400 people failed their test in the UK. The figures even revealed that one individual failed the theory test 113 times, and that there were 13 individuals who had failed their driving test over 30 times. The theory test in the UK is composed of multiple choice questions and other activities to test a user’s knowledge of basic road rules, it has an average pass rate of 52.4%. Not only does this poor person have to make it past the theory that they are clearly struggling to remember, but afterwards they’ll have to hop in a car and pass the practical!
We sincerely hope we are nowhere near them when they do so.