Learner driver can’t work out why car isn’t moving after forgetting most crucial thing
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People are flooding to social media in sympathy for a learner driver who was left unable to even move the vehicle.
Prepare to feel this learner's pain and experience a flashback to your own traumatic experiences of trying to pass your driving test:
Many of us have been there. Sat behind the wheel, fraught with nerves, 101 different things racing through our mind, trying to remember to check the mirror, handbrake and which gear you're in, all while trying not to sh*t yourself in front of an ominously quiet driving tester.
Luckily, one learner didn't make the mistake in front of a tester, but her instructor during a 'mock test'.
Although, that doesn't make the video any less painful to watch.
The footage begins with the instructor telling the learner to 'move off' whenever she's 'ready'.
However, it soon becomes clear she may never quite be 'ready'.
The learner starts off well, appearing calm, checking her mirrors as well as looking over her shoulder behind her, indicating, putting the car into first gear and then easing off the handbrake.
Alas, despite all her careful preparation, as she presses down on the accelerator, the car doesn't budge.
The learner puts the car back into its starting position and goes through the motions again.
But once again to no avail.
You'd think third time lucky, but the odds are clearly not in this learner's favour.
What makes it even worse is the driving instructor just sits there patiently, knowing full well what the issue is, making the clip all the more excruciating.
Viewers have since flocked to the clip in support of the learner and to share their own experiences.
One said: "I feel so bad because you forget the simplest things when you're anxious."
"I told my instructor his car was broken, we both panicked then realised I hadn't turned the key. Still no idea how I passed," another wrote.
A third added: "Don't worry darling, I been driving 32 years and sometimes still forget to turn it on."
Other users were sympathetic to the learner, but couldn't help but point out how funny the clip is.
"I couldn't be a driving instructor... I would not be able to keep a straight face," one said.
A second commented: "I feel for her but funny to watch."
A final simply quoted the learner's response when her instructor pointed out her fatal error: "'Makes sense, thank you.'"