Woman, 22, who failed driving test after traveling to the city with the UK’s highest pass rate
The 22-year-old woman, who ‘disastrously failed’ her driving test with three majors including exceeding the speed limit, is getting her license after driving 65 miles to try again in the city with the UK’s highest success rate
- Emma Cannon, 22, passed her test after traveling 65 miles to Dorchester, Dorset
- She has urged others to consider their hands-on testing location before booking
A woman who “disastrously failed” her driving test in three majors traveled to the place with the highest pass rate in the country and got her driver’s license.
Emma Cannon, 22, from Chippenham, Wiltshire, said she thought she would “never pass” her test after exceeding the speed limit and breaking down in tears on her first attempt.
But Miss Cannon was “over the moon” to pass with just one minor after traveling 65 miles to Dorchester, Dorset, the place in Britain with the highest success rate.
She has urged other riders to consider the location of their test center when booking in order to have the best chance of passing.
She said: “I started driving in April 2022 and had my first test booked for late October in my area of Chippenham.
Emma Cannon, 22, from Chippenham, Wiltshire, said she thought she would “never pass” her test after exceeding the speed limit and breaking down in tears on her first attempt
But Miss Cannon was “over the moon” to pass with just one minor after traveling 65 miles to Dorchester, Dorset, the place in Britain with the highest success rate
“It was a disaster, it was so bad. I felt uncomfortable and nervous, I made the stupidest mistakes.
“I forgot to turn on my light and when she asked me to open the hood I tried to put the stick in the wrong place.”
Miss Cannon said things only got worse when she was instructed to do a parallel park.
She said: “I had my maneuver within five minutes and knew I had failed. I parked on the sidewalk. I asked if I could adapt and she said no.
She burst into tears at this point and just wanted to “go back to the exam center” but had to keep going.
Miss Cannon added: “We went along and the test teacher said nothing. She took me to an intersection that led onto a dual carriageway.
“She thought I wasn’t looking at the road enough, so she hit the brakes and took the wheel. We drove on, but all I really wanted to do was go back to the test center.”
She said she ended up speeding because there was a 30 mph speed limit due to road works and got three majors.
Miss Cannon said the instructor had “no emotion” when told she had failed the test.
But she searched the internet for the area with the highest success rate in the UK and discovered it was Dorchester, Dorset, 65 miles away.
She drove down in her car with her mother in the passenger seat and took the test in February 2023.
She said: “It was such a different experience, people were so nice, they put me at ease. I didn’t know the area, it was very rural. The test teacher was very nice and I felt comfortable.”
“I was just so happy, it’s amazing that I can drive now. I live in the middle of nowhere so I went insane. Where I live there are three buses a day.
“I’ve been so scared for so long, but I think the instructor you get really makes a difference. A lot of it in your head, you start to think about it.
She drove down in her car with her mother in the passenger seat and took the test in February 2023
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