Dozens of driving tests abandoned because of hazardous learners

Some 130 driving tests a month are abandoned because candidates are so poorly prepared they are a danger to other traffic.

‘Many candidates have no clue about the difference between third and fourth gear so they don’t know how to change gears,’ Nathalie Dingeldein of driving test organisation CBS told public broadcaster NOS.

The penalty for people who turn up underprepared for the test is a month’s wait for a second chance, the CBR said.

According to NOS, many candidates barely make it out of the CBS premises without committing a fatal error, having convincing a compliant driving instructor that they can take the test after only a few lessons, while others choose a driving school that is not right for them.