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What Not to Do When Your Driving Instructor is Late

Occasionally, your instructor might be late after all, they’re only human. Yes, you might be frustrated, but Book Theory Test Today advises that you don’t do what this guy did.

The Book Theory Test Today blogger says: “I’ve come across a lot of crazy things when commentating on the world of learner drivers, but what this guy did is positively outrageous.”

A driving instructor in the West Midlands recently turned up late to a driving lesson with one of her pupils. Despite conveying her apologies, the disgruntled pupil continued to ‘give her attitude’ prompting the instructor to ask her pupil to leave the vehicle.

Utterly dismayed, the pupil rings 999 to complain about the conduct of the instructor, finding the police operator less than helpful with his demands.

The Book Theory Test Today blogger says: “This pupil’s actions show a blatant disregard for the emergency services. The entire time he was on the phone, a genuine emergency call could have been trying to get through. His actions were a little petty to say the least.”

Instead of getting help from the police, the man was given a very stern talking to about wasting police time and resources. West Midlands Police have subsequently released audio of the conversation to highlight how time wasting calls hinder life-threatening situations.

The Book Theory Test Today blogger says: “If your instructor is late, accept their apologies and get on with your lesson. Do what this guy did and you’ll end up with the hassle of having to find another instructor, as well as getting a dressing down from the cops.”

If you want to pass your theory test and practical exam, remaining with the same driving instructor will be more beneficial to you. They get to know your strengths and weaknesses. But, if you’re changing your instructor every month, that consistency is lacking and you don’t improve.

During the conversation, the unnamed man can be heard saying to the operator: “Sorry, it’s silly, but I’ve got an emergency. The person who’s supposed to be teaching me came late and now she’s asking me to get out of her car. She’s saying I’m giving her attitude. Can you please come over?”

However, his pleas for assistance are quashed, with the police operator telling the man that his situation is not a matter for the police. He’s advised to call the instructor’s employer.

The Book Theory Test Today blogger says: “The call went on like this for several minutes, with the man insistent that he needed a police presence. However, the tables soon turned as the police operator stated that he (the pupil) would be arrested for breaching the peace if he failed to get out of the car as requested.”

So, next time your instructor is late, show a little forgiveness. The outcome will be better.

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