February 21, 2014

Teen Defies the Odds to Pass Driving Test

A teenager with learning difficulties, who was told aged just seven that she would never be able to drive – has defied the odds and passed her practical driving test… on her first time!

18-year old Abigail Elstone, who suffers from dyslexia and dyscalculia, which gives her problems with reading and writing and comprehending arithmetic, has recently passed her theory test on the ninth attempt, and her practical test on her first attempt.

The teenager, a hairdressing student from Cannock, West Midlands, has said:

“It feels so amazing to be able to drive. Even though it took nine times to pass the theory I did not want to give up. I am so happy to have passed. It is a big achievement for me and I am very proud.”

Abigail has been described as an inspiration by not giving up despite struggling with the theory tests, as well as by managing to pass her full practical test before she even turned eighteen.

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