Failed permit test-

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Failed permit test-
Mon, 11-10-2003 - 9:19am
My dd, who just turned 16 last week failed her driver's permit test on Saturday.

I got her the book to study, but she basically flipped through it and glanced at the street signs. But so many people told her it as a simple simon test, she didn't study at all really. I kept telling her to study anyway, but I guess this just proves that maybe she's too young after all. In all other areas, she's so mature and responsible - I don't understand why she was so Ms. Cool with this - it seemed like she wanted it so much. Hmm.

I'm not so annoyed by the $6 loss, but I just hate sitting at DMV - it is SUCH a drag to waste so many hours in that place!

DD was a little upset, but mostly embarrassed I think. She'd going back on Friday. I hope she studies. My H said that if she fails again, she should pay for it next time. I have to agree (it's not so much about the money, but how else to make it sting a little that she didn't study...?).

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Registered: 03-14-2003
Mon, 11-10-2003 - 9:43am

You're right, that is probably the only way for her to realize that if she really wants that permit, she needs to take it seriously.

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Mon, 11-10-2003 - 9:30pm
I've had 3 DSs take the test in the past 18 months. First DS is very dyslexic and had trouble with it until he had a reader like he does all the tests at school, then only got 3 wrong...Other two boys studied for it and passed easily the first time...and said it was really easy. Maybe everyone telling your DD how easy it is actually studied. Here kids almost always pass the first time coz the DE instructor really pushes that it's not really that easy and he drills and drills the info into them. Hopefully DD has learned her lesson and will apply herself ;-) Good luck...then you get the "honor" of driving around with her for hours on end. I don't even want to know how many hours I've logged in the passenger seat with a student driver at the wheel in the past 18 months...each with their own craziness. First DS was just too inattentive at times, second DS thought he was the next Jeff Gordon, third DS is a combination of the two....I think I'm about ready to pull out the last hair on my head! Only one more student driver to go and then I'm DONE!! Good luck to you.
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Registered: 08-16-2003
Sun, 11-16-2003 - 5:03am
My daughter will be 18 in January and has failed her permit test's not big deal. My question is when YOU went to take your test did YOU study the book? If you say yes then you are one of the extreme few who did...I never studied for my written test...took it 5 times before I the way I was the one who paid for it. What is the big deal if she doesn't pass? She doesn't what? My daughter doesn't drive, if she wants me to take her anywhere in MY car she pays for the gas. I think you're making a bigger issue out of this than it is.