Mom of five bursts into tears after failing her driving test before it even started – because her SEAT was dirty
- New Zealand mother Letticia Pevy failed on her first attempt to get a full driver’s license
- Failed without starting test because the front seat of the car was considered too dirty
- Ms. Pevy has since received an apology and can retake the test for free
A mother of five was left distraught after failing her driving test without a chance to get started.
38-year-old Letticia Pevy from New Zealand was mortified for receiving an automatic examiner failure because the front passenger seat of her Mazda was too dirty and considered a COVID-19 risk.
Ms. Pevy insists that she had cleaned the chair before the test, but that she would pay more attention if she were aware of the consequences of not meeting the examiner’s strict standards.
She was left crying in her car for 45 minutes.
Kiwi mom Letticia Pevy (pictured) was devastated not to pass her full driver’s license test before it started
“It’s not flawless, but as a busy working mother of five, our family car is often the last priority,” said Ms. Pevy. 7news.com.au.
“If I had been informed of their expectations in advance, of course I would have put more effort into getting it up to scratch.”
Mrs. Pevy, from Hamilton, took the result to heart.
“ To be told that your car is a health and safety hazard, I don’t think I’ve ever been so hurt and ashamed in my adult life, ” she said Stuff.
“I was a nervous wreck a few nights in advance. I had some of those dreams, so what if, thoughts. I actually think I’ve gone through every possible scenario; having a messy car didn’t even cross my mind. ‘
The dirty front seat (photo) that the busy mother of five saw marked an automatic malfunction
Ms. Pevy also claimed that the test officer was not wearing any personal protective equipment at the time.
Test organization VTNZ initially refused to refund the $ 109.50 reservation fee.
However, it has since apologized and allowed Ms. Pevy to retake the test for her license-free after the story drew media attention.
“As we continue to go through various COVID-19 warning levels, we follow strict health and safety procedures while conducting driver tests,” operations support manager James Law told Stuff.
Letticia Pevy (pictured) has received an apology and can take the test again for free