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He Decided to Drive Himself to His Driving Test

This did not go over well with police

(Newser) - Points won for punctuality. Points lost for comically bad common sense. The AP reports that a man in Germany had the bright idea to drive himself to his own driving test. What's more, he parked the car right in front of the man who was there waiting to give...

Teen Fails Driving Test in Spectacular Fashion

She drives straight into exam office building

(Newser) - It is an epic tale of a road test gone wrong: This one happened in Buffalo, Minn., where a 17-year-old girl started up her vehicle and set about backing out of her parking spot to begin the driving exam, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune . And, yes, instead of putting the...

Woman Dresses Up Like Old Lady to Take Mom's Driving Test

But at least she knows she can't pass for 73

(Newser) - An instructor in Ontario was supposed to be giving a driving test to a 73-year-old woman last Thursday, CBC reports. But the woman who showed up that day looked quite a bit younger. The woman was wearing glasses, a wig, and "clothing suited to an older person." The...

Dread Parallel Parking? Move to Maryland

State axed the skill from its driving test this week

(Newser) - That most palm-sweating moment of a 16-year-old's life—when it comes time to parallel park during one's driving test—isn't something Maryland teens need to, well, sweat anymore. As of yesterday, the road test no longer includes parallel parking, potentially swelling the number of drivers in the...

Sleep Drugs Under Gun for Doing Job Too Well

FDA is cracking down on drowsy drugs that affect drivers

(Newser) - Back in January , the FDA told drugmakers to reduce their recommended dosage for sleep aids in an effort to stop people from zonking out on their morning drive to work. Now it's cracking the whip. The agency says it will push manufacturers for more extensive driving tests, write...

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