Chapter 11, Section C:|
Discontinuing the Road Test
Revised April 11, 2008
At any point on a road test the driver may do
something which either disqualifies him at once from receiving a license or
makes it too risky to continue the test. Stop the driving test if you think
there is any safety risk.
of the following incidents occur, disqualify the driver and discontinue
the test immediately:
- If it becomes apparent that the applicant is dangerously
- If an accident occurs involving any property damage or personal
- If any dangerous driving error is committed, such
as: a) when a near accident is prevented only because of evasive
driving action on the part of the other drivers; b) the examiner is
forced to grab the wheel or pull the emergency brake to avoid an
accident; or c) the applicant drives into or stalls the vehicle in
any location which might be dangerous (for example, driving over a
sidewalk where there might be an unseen pedestrian or stalling the
vehicle on a railroad track or in an intersection).
- If the applicant commits any of the following
traffic violations: a) passes another car on a blind curve, on the
crest of a grade or any no passing zone; b) makes a turn from the
wrong lane under traffic conditions that make such action dangerous;
c) excessive speeding (15 miles or more over the posted speed
limit); or d) running any red light or stop sign.
- If the applicant refuses to perform any maneuver which is part
of the prescribed driving test.
- If the applicant offers the examiner a bribe.
When stopping a test, direct the driver
by the easiest route back to the starting point. Do not continue on the
test route unless it is the easiest way back.
Do not tell the
driver he is disqualified until you are back to the starting point.
Some drivers may become upset if you
tell them at once and may become confused enough to have an accident. If
there is any hazard involved with continued operation of the vehicle,
the examiner should ask the applicant to park the vehicle and walk or
seek other means of transportation back to the Motor Vehicle Division