November 22, 2011

How many times can you fail ?

A LEARNER driver has been shamed as Scotland’s worst after failing his test 26 times.The unnamed 44-year-old has blown more than £1600 on tests alone in Anniesland, Glasgow.His tally of fails in the written exam is the highest in Scotland since Driving Standards Agency records began in 2004.A 29-year-old woman living in Anniesland and a 40-year-old man from the city’s Springburn each failed the same test 22 times – at a cost of at least £900.Their woeful efforts easily outstrip notorious bad drivers such as Maureen Rees, from BBC’s Driving School, who passed on her seventh attempt, and rocker Ozzy Osbourne, who needed 19 tests to pass.Peter Rodger, chief examiner at the Institute of Advanced Motorists, said: “The trick is to simply regard it as another drive that you do carefully.”If you are the kind of person who feels pressure, it’s a good idea not to tell friends you are taking it. That way, they aren’t part of the pressure on you but you can give them a surprise with the good news when you have it.”A 26-year-old woman from London was named Britain’s worst learner driver this year after failing her theory test 90 times. A 39-year-old man from the West Midlands has tried and failed 36 times to pass his practical test, the highest number in the UK.A 51-year-old man from Glasgow took eight attempts at the practical part of the test.

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