Full Drivers License acquired at Age 24, 1 failed theory and 2 failed practical but i got there!
The first failed practical was all me... A bit lapse on my over the shoulder checks. (too many minors)
The second failed practical attempt was not me! Another driver was approaching my (instructors) car on a bend and was going to hit us. I was stationary at a stop sign. I proceeded to glacially maneuver the car to the left hand side away from this on coming blind idiot! as i did so I mounted the pavement (an instant fail) to which my next move was saying BOLLOCKS as I knew what that meant for the £60 practical test. the examiner smiled nicely and said would you like to carry on with the test. (this after serious words with the other driver) We got back to the test center and I thought hmm maybe the examiner would let me off this as I was avoiding an incident. NO SUCH LUCK! as I was told yes they may have turned a blind eye but yet again I hadn't checked over my shoulder for a pedestrian on the pavement not that I should be mounting the pavement anyway and did I know it was an instant fail to do so? I looked and said yes I think me shouting BOLLOCKS gave that indication that I also knew that information. My driving instructor tried to plead my case but to no avail so on...
Practical test 3! I finally passed!. never had a bump or speeding ticket to date! (touch wood)
Safe & Happy Driving people!