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10 hilarious driving test fail stories (UK teenager edition)

It’s safe to say nearly 100% of UK teenagers want to pass their test as fast as possible.. However, statistics show that around 52% of the UK’s driving test takers fail their test on their first try! (MORE THAN HALF!) There are many reasons teenagers fail their driving tests. It could be poor weather, nervousness, hesitation, not looking at your mirrors, or it could even be the most ridiculous, hilarious one in a million reasons why a person failed that day. And that is exactly what this article is about.



Regtransfers – Private reg supplier, took to Facebook groups and online forums to find out how people failed their driving test. They ended up finding some of the funniest and most embarrassing incidents that you would never believe.

Whether it is GCSE exams or your driving test, preparation is key. With a calm mind and laser focus, nerves shouldn’t get the best of you. Start by believing in yourself and trusting in everything your instructor has taught you. Remember they believe in you, so you should believe in yourself.

Right, it’s time to put your seatbelt on…it’s time to experience some horrendously embarrassing driving test fails. Be warned, these are all 100% true!

1. [Uncontrollable Nervous Laughter]

“My friend tripped over (purely by accident) the driving instructor just before her test. She laughed hysterically through her whole driving test” – Laura

2. They See Me Rollin’

“When I was taking my test I stalled on a hill, it rolled back a little, I cried, got out the car and just walked home leaving my instructor” – Danni-Lea

3. I Got Hit By a Parked Car

“I crashed into another car, I was doing so well before too with only 1 minor. I turned into a side road and I was a bit far over and so was the other car… luckily wasn’t too much damage lol” – Louise

4. Tis But a Scratch!

“Crashed into a stationary vehicle on a crash course. The examiner left me in the car alone with the bumper hanging off!” – Natasha

5. She took the midnight train going anywhere

“My school friend overtook a long line of stationary traffic waiting for a train at a level crossing.” – Charlotte

6. Third Times a Charm!

“The first time I failed, was failing to stop at a zebra crossing when someone was on it. Then the second time, I nearly ran over a cat” – Jasmin

7. Well…that escalated quickly!

“In my second test, my instructor said go straight over at the roundabout so I took that a little too literally and went straight over a curbed roundabout! Needless to say, I failed that test too.” – Kim

8. Driving Test Nightmares

“I drove past Gordon Ramsay and was so shocked I nearly ran over someone at a zebra crossing.” – Josh

9. Blinded by the light

“Pulling an emergency stop in the middle of the road when you mistake the sun for a red light” – Kyle

10. I’m not crazy, my mother had me tested

“I had the windows down and a bee flew in. I was attempting to back into the parking spot whilst also wildly swatting at the bee. I ended up diagonally across two spots with one wheel on the curb… and the tester hadn’t seen the bee. He thought I was insane…” – Sarah

If any of these stories or something similar has happened to you, you’re not on your own!