Chapter 11, Section D:
Accident During the Test

Revised April 19, 2008


If there is an accident during the road test:

  1. Stay at the scene and call or have someone else call the police.
  2. Call an ambulance if needed, and administer first aid if necessary.
  3. Do not discuss the accident with anyone but the police until you have been cleared to do so by your supervisor.
  4. After the police have arrived and made their investigation, ask the police if it is permissible for you to return to the office (DO NOT leave the scene of the accident until the police have completed their investigation or released you from the scene).
  5. Do not ride back to the Motor Vehicle Division Field Office in the vehicle unless cleared to do so by the police. If any serious property damage or personal injury has occurred, walk or seek transportation back to the office.
  6. Report the accident to your supervisor as soon as possible and follow your verbal report with a written one as soon as possible.

Examiners must score each driving test according to the scoring schedule provided on the Score Sheet. Whether the test was completed or not, the form must be filled out in detail. Always include name of applicant, date of test, signature of the examiner conducting the test, license number of vehicle, class and condition of the vehicle. Circle the number of points to be deducted under the appropriate column. Add the total of all points deducted. More than 30 points deducted will be a failing grade.

Regardless of whether an applicant passes or fails the driving test, always call attention to each fault that was noted during the course of the driving test so that he may know what to do to improve his driving. This is particularly important in the case of failures. If the applicant fails the road test, fully explain the reasons for failure to him. Be specific. Advise the applicant of possibility of acquiring an “Instruction Permit”.

The applicant who fails cannot re-examine on the same day but must wait at least one week.