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Southend & District Driving Instructors Association

Basildon Pupil Crashed Out of Test

On Thursday the 22nd of January at the Basildon test centre as always a pupil was out on the 1st test of the day. Nothing unusual there I here you say and the 1st part of the test was going well until the pupil was asked to perform a manoeuvre. In this particular young ladies case it was the Turn In The Road, which has been dropped in the trials of the new test being run out of Basildon test centre from the 14th of April 2015. We have been informed that the pupil, using a BDA Driving School car, was performing her manoeuvre when she pressed the accelerator rather than the brake pedal which resulted in the car mounting the kerb and before the examiner could stop the vehicle, the car ended up in a very surprised residents garden, one wheel over the gravel board at the base of the fence and managed to damage the fence panel.

We believe both the pupil and the driving examiner are ok, with no injuries to speak of.

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the pupil and examiner and hope the driving instructor is not off the road too long.