Learner fails his driving test in FIVE SECONDS by immediately driving on the wrong side of the road
As he backed the car out of the parking slot, he hit the police car parked next to him. Yeah, he didn't even get out of the slot. State police officers acted as the driving testers back then, and the cop simply said, "stop." He then got out, made my friend get out, and then parked the car again. The next time ol' Greg took the test he actually made it out of the slot, and about 1/4 mile before being disqualified. The officer asked him to proceed through an intersection, and as he approached the light changed to yellow. Instead of stopping, Greg put his arm out protectively, and said, "hold on." No, really. The officer made him pullover, and the officer drove back to the DMV office. And the hijinx and hoopla didn't end there, but then Greg was a piece of work.
If I remember correctly it took him 6 months to actually bag the license, after about 5 or 6 attempts. Why they gave him a license, I have no idea, probably so the officers wouldn't be in such acute danger!?! Who knows.
I always wondered if he survived his incompetent driving, I never rode with him!
Then again, I drove for two years without a license beginning at age 14, in 1974. I had a job, and my mother tired of driving me so asked my father to teach me to drive. For the next half dozen hunting trips, I drove about 100 miles or so round trip. He then anointed me ready to take the driving test, and must have told mother because the next time I had to work, she handed me the keys to the spare car, a red VW Bug, and from then on I drove whenever, and wherever I needed to go.
I was too young to take the drivers course, however. I did get a permit at about 15, but I almost never drove with an adult in the car. At 16 my father needed my ID for some reason, probably an auto insurance change or the like, and asked for my drivers license. When I gave him my permit, he was nonplussed. I got my drivers license soon after, but only after a stern lecture.