When you're trying to get your driver's license, there are a lot of things on your mind. Not only is a driving test a stressful experience, it comes with a price tag, costing the average person over $100.
In Ontario, people head to DriveTest centres across the province every day to get certification to drive their cars and motorcycles. A Reddit thread began discussing how much Ontarians actually sacrifice when they go to get their license and how DriveTest is actually making the situation worse.
The original poster of the thread took the day off work to go and get their motorcycle license, which started 30 minutes later than originally planned. While the poster understood that, there were multiple technical difficulties with the headset during the test that the DriveTest instructor then blamed on the user.
The instructor said that the user was not cooperating and outright ignoring the instructions, even though the user had explained that the headset was not working and could not hear the instructions. The instructor failed to continue the test because of the lack of "cooperation", meaning the poster had lost a day's worth of pay only to be refused the motorcycle license. While he was angry, over 200 users shared their experiences with Drive Test and honestly, they all sound pretty terrible.
This wasn't the first time that a radio was poor during a motorcycle test. One person explained that they had a very similar experience even though they were across the province, whereas others had come up with solutions to avoid the DriveTest centres.
Multiple people had experienced waiting for over 30 minutes to take their drivers tests, including those who had shown up early. Others thought that the instructors who were running the tests were to blame, including one user whose wife never got her license due to how poor the experience was.
One driving instructor actually got in on the action, claiming that a bunch of DriveTest locations had failed his students after making them pull illegal moves. He did point out one really good DriveTest worker though, from Burlington, her name is Ruth.
Obviously many people need their driver's license to complete the tasks of everyday life but it seems like Ontarians are having a tough time. As one Redditor posted "DriveTest is making an already stressful situation more stressful."