Sigh~ As the comic illustrates, my first attempt at taking the driving test did not end with happy news. At least I learned quite a bit, though I can’t say I agree with everything that went down.
When taking the driving test, at least where I took it, whoever is behind the wheel is expected to follow directions from an electronic voice in the car. The good news is that this can be done in English, though some of the wording can be a little awkward. There is a proctor who will sit in the car to keep and eye on your every move, but they will usually stay silent throughout most of the ride. Of course, that may have something to do with the fact that many of them don’t speak much English.
I’m not sure just how badly I did, as there were so many different things I lost points for. The biggest, most confusing thing that made me lose a lot of points was not putting my car in neutral when stopped at a red light. WHY IS THIS A THING?! I’ve also heard of people losing points for turning their heads to check their blind spots, which I didn’t do too often. What ultimately made me fail was running a hidden red light at a cross walk that was impossible to until it was too late. I know for a fact that this red light has failed MANY people at this particular DMV. Tricky stuff!
The worst part? If you fail, you can’t take the test again for three days. Bleh. I’m still not sure why the machine kept saying “beeper”, though I think it might have something to do with the GPS in the car.