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This is for parents of kids that take the road test and fail.  You need to explain to your kids that if they fail the road test it is not the end of the world.  They should be aware that there are a number of factors that can affect the outcome of a road test that might not be completely their fault.  Remember, the inspectors are human and they may have had a number of tests that did not go well on a particular day so they may be a little more critical of how your child is driving then they would on another day.

The weather can also be a factor, too hot or cold, rain and snow does not put many people into a good mood and a lot of test takers forget to slow down when it’s wet or icy. Not to say it’s not your child who may also make a mistake.

If your child takes lessons, whether private or through a driver education course they can get nervous or make a mistake they normally would not do. I have seen experience drivers make mistakes (that’s why we have accidents) why would we expect anything more from a new driver who is being watched and judged on every move.

So parents don’t be too quick to blame the driving instructor for your child’s failure; don’t be too quick to judge the testing inspector for your child’s failure; lastly, it may not be your entire child’s fault either.   Take the time to be a mentor to your child.  Teach them the best you can. It may take 1, 2 or even 3 or more times to pass but they will, and why they failed will be a thing of the past.