You and Examiner
There is lots of talk about examiners when going for your driving test
Friends are full of it; they know all the catches tricks and entrapment It is quiet amazing how learners listen to tripe from their friends One R.T.A to the next is the subject before taking a test “which is the easiest?’.
on and I have witnessed it for 43 years
It may be time to expose the truth about driving examiners.
During my forty three years instructing I have witnessed one female & one male driving examiners
who were out of line when conducting a driving test By this I mean their manner, attitude,decision
skill, tolerance, and understanding.
“They did not last long’.
I have been to all metropolitan testing centers also
Goulburn, Bathurst with learners for their driving test
During the past 43 years I have the greatest respect for the examiners who take a great risk taking someone for a driving test
Their job is different to a driving instructor as the
learner taking a test is supposed to be an accomplished driver and it is not
known until into the first 3 minutes of the test that the examiner may assess
the driver’s capability
Some drivers taking the test are just scared or really nervous and will react different to the examiner than their regular supervising driver
While others may act very confident composed and in charge
of their decisions
Then you may have the cock sure I know what I am doing driver who acts like they have a right to a licence
The examiner has to be sharp with their judgement of a driver’s skill and knowledge and understanding of the road rules
The examiner has to make a serious responsible decision as to the ability of the driver on the test
Would you like to be a passenger with your P driver friend if
the examiner had the attitude she will be right mate
you will get better as you go ‘and pass your friend?
It is not the hours behind the wheel that makes a driver safe
It is what’s between the ears and the attitude.
The willingness to develop a good attitude to be a tolerant driver
When you decide to take charge of a vehicle you are taking responsibility
Are you mature enough…you decide
Don’t blame the examiner