Son failed driver's test twice

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Son failed driver's test twice
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Wed, 04-18-2012 - 4:13pm

My son took his road test for the 2nd time today and failed again!

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Thu, 04-19-2012 - 11:27pm
Aww, I am sorry, I hope the third time is the charm!!

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 04-19-2012 - 1:59pm

Yes I live in Weymouth & we went to the Brockton branch which is not as close as the Braintree one, but it takes a lot longer to get an appt. in Braintree--maybe it's because Braintree has easier inspectors, I don't know.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Thu, 04-19-2012 - 1:45pm

You live in Mass., right? If so, there are RMVs that have higher passing rates than others. We were told that both Walpole and Wilmington have easier inspectors. Don't know if this is true from personal experience, though. DD has finished her mandatory training, but still needs a lot of hours with us before she signs up for her road test. And honestly, she's still pretty weak in a lot of areas, so I'd be very concerned if she actually passed the road test and was let loose on the roads.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Thu, 04-19-2012 - 12:47am
Tell him to look for that big, red, stop sign posted on DMV property, right before he pulls into the street. Besides Rae, *I* got nailed on that one when I took my first drivers test--and I was 28, and obviously pregnant! No sympathy there.
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 04-18-2012 - 10:56pm

Well I picked him up from his dad's & he wasn't as depressed as I thought he'd be but it's a real head slapper how he failed this time--didn't even get out of the parking lot.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Wed, 04-18-2012 - 8:03pm
Sorry to hear this, musiclover. Justin failed his the first time. He never was really all that interested in driving and didn't get his license til the October after he turned 16 in March. Even now at 22 he'd just as soon have someone else do the driving. Hope your ds nails it next time - 3rd time's the charm!
Pam
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 04-18-2012 - 7:08pm

I was kind of wondering the opposite about this branch which is in a working class city right near a very big high school--so I'm wondering if they are thinking about all these kids getting on the road right down the street & whether they have a lot of kids speeding out of school or whatever.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 04-18-2012 - 7:05pm

Ironically I think he will be a much more cautious driver than DD was.

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Wed, 04-18-2012 - 6:24pm
I think a lot of testers are harder on boys, simply because boys tend to take more risks behind the wheel and the tester wants to take the wind out of their sails a bit. Good luck to your son on his next try.
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Registered: 12-03-1999
Wed, 04-18-2012 - 5:04pm

Yes, take him to a different facility.