Do driving examiners fail you on purpose?

I recently failed my driving test, but my examiner was rude and standoffish. I’ve heard that some instructors fail students just because they don’t like them. Is that true? Do driving instructors fail people on purpose?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
If you failed your driving test, you might feel let down or overwhelmed, so it’s only natural that you want someone or something to blame. However, driving examiners won’t fail you on purpose.
No reputable driving instructor would risk their job for that. They are there to critique your driving and will only fail you if they determine you are unsafe on the road.
For more perspective, think about it like this. If you were a teacher and you didn’t like a student, would you fail them on purpose even if they passed an exam? It would only mean you’d have to spend more time with them and administer the test again!
Instead of pointing fingers, realize that the examiner may have been having a bad day. Giving people the benefit of the doubt is always a good way to approach life.
Rather than taking the failure personally, look for ways to turn it into a positive. Get a copy of your driving test and try to correct any of the problems you see on it. With a bit of studying and some more practice, you should ace your test the next time around.
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