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These driving test horror stories will drive you up the wall.

Learning how to drive is easy; passing the final traffic police test is hard.

Today, we remember those who have come back from the driving circuit without a driving license but with a story to tell.

Here are some driving test horror stories. May none of these happen to you!

Kim Goh, 19, student

I was last to get called for warm up and the first to finish; I knew that the instructor doing my warm up really didn't care all that much.

Then I sat in the waiting room and was one of the last to get called again. The moment my tester walked in, I knew I was going to fail.

"Chill out William Dafoe," she said, but he did not chill out.
"MY TESTER LOOKED EXACTLY LIKE THIS," SAID KIM.
PHOTO CREDIT: FILM NEW EUROPE

That man looked exactly like Willem Dafoe, who really doesn't look very pleasant. He was stiff and authoritative all the way. We did the circuit first, and I struck the kerb in parallel parking.

He said, "Stop, do you see that? You struck the kerb."

I was stuck in my seat, thinking: "Chill out Willem Dafoe."

When we hit the road, I checked my mirrors and blind spots like every normal person would, but as we stopped at the second last stoplight before returning to the driving school, he opened his paper and marked it all at once...

Meaning to say he gave me 18 demerits all at once for my road driving…

All for failing to check my mirrors and blind spots.

It was an immediate fail
"THE SOUND OF PEN ON PAPER WAS RESOUNDING; I KNEW I HAD FAILED."

Clyde Teo, 20, Student

This was the second time I was taking my driving test. The previous time, I had failed because the tester said that I had accumulated points for not checking my blind spot and failing to adjust my mirrors.

I was determined to pass, and I went through the circuit just as I practiced - almost flawlessly.

As we headED out into the main road, I was thinking, "This should be fine. I'll be okay!"

Everything went swimmingly well until I was one turn from getting back to the driving school, and one right turn from my driving licence.

Once the light turned green, I proceed ahead, but just as I was about to pass the junction to victory, the car in front of me stopped, leaving me in the yellow box.

Which means an immediate failure.

If it wasn't for that pesky jam...!
IF IT WASN'T FOR THE JAM, I WOULD HAVE HAD MY LICENSE $300 EARLIER.
PHOTO CREDIT: AUSSIE PETE

I felt my wallet sink as I saw my tester shaking his head and marking the end of my test paper.

Lundy Pang, 20, student

The actual driving was pretty okay, but it was what the tester did that left me with a story to tell.

The minute we got into the car, the tester took out his nail clippers and started clipping away in the car.

I was speechless, trying my best to ignore him as we went through the circuit, but I couldn't.

That's one way to pass your driving test, get your nails clipped in the car
"NOT ONLY DID HE KEEP CUTTING HIS NAILS, I'M
PRETTY SURE ONE FELL ON ME," SAID LUNDY.

Thankfully, he stopped once we got out of the driving circuit and onto the main road; maybe he was afraid that people would think he's weird…if they didn't think so already.

By the end of it, I think the only reason why I passed was because he felt bad that his nails landed on me.