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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Ok Bruce.

That was bad, even for you.


Rob, sorry, but you can't expect me to perform at a high level every day! LOL.

Turtle's Comment
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Failure to use a turn signal......


I have no words to express the disappointment right now. He's beating himself up over it, but I'm still trying to be supportive.

Throughout all of our practice and nearly 5k miles of running, this was never an issue. But for some reason he brain farted on using a turn signal during the road test. Per the examiner, he did everything else perfectly.

This is indeed a very bitter pill to swallow. That's all I can say for now.


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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Turtle, sorry for what happened, but that stuff happens to even the best students. We all know the kid is trained much better than the average student. Bummer and I'm sure all of us feel for both of you.

Rob. D.'s Comment
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I am so sorry for you.

The only thing that I can say in encouragement, is that at least it's not a lack of skill. You obviously did an excellent job training him and gave him the skills he needs to drive a truck, because the examiner said he did everything else perfectly.

When can he take the test again?

Rick S.'s Comment
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WOW! That sucks?

So what's next? Another couple of thousand on the road, and re-test?

I failed my first road test on missed shifts. The next day I tested, and the truck was going into gear whether it wanted to or not. I passed (no points deducted for anything else), but my instructor (who was also an examiner) gave me a ration of feces for almost ripping the shifter out of the floor a couple of times.


PackRat's Comment
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embarrassed.gif Oh Wow! He lost his situational awareness for some reason, probably nerves.....who knows? Could have been worse, but he gets another opportunity. Now when he does the re-test, is is just road skills only, or the entire shebang?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I don't know if it varies by state, but up here in Wisconsin only the failed part has to be re-tested. I hope it's the same in Missouri.

Rob. D.'s Comment
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He's in Pennsylvania.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Rob, okay thanks. Then I hope it's the same in PA! rofl-3.gif

Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
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Only one I know for sure is Montana. If you fail the pretrip or backing portion you can retest the next day schedule permitting. Fail the driving part and it's a long agonizing 7 day wait to retest.

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