RTA: you were not keeping safe distance that’s why you’ve failed
Me: what exactly is safe distance?
RTA: at least 2 cars away from the car in front of you
Me: but you asked me to change line to my right and the right track is going on a curve with the red stop light on. of course I will not keep 2 cars away distance from the car in front of me or the cars behind me will not stop honking their horns at me.
RTA: yes, but while you were changing the lane, you did not keep safe distance
Me: but you gave the direction to me too late. I need to get in the lane before it’s too late to change it.
RTA: well, you shouldn’t have done the change if you think it’s dangerous
Me: i didn’t know i was supposed to question your directions.
on my way home, inside the cab:
Driver: so madam, did you pass the road test?
Driver: how many times have you taken it?
Me: this is the first time
Driver: of course you will not pass it, don’t feel sad.
Me: how many times did you take the road test before you passed it?
Driver: twice and i’ve been driving in my country for 13 years before i came here
Me: what was the reason why they failed you the first time?
Driver: the RTA told me that i was not being serious
so now after failing the exam, i need to pay additional AED760.00 for the Road Test fee and some more classes.
Update: I got the license on the second road test. 🙂