Thirteenth time lucky? Cork man fails driving test for twelfth time
Ray Heffernan from Mayfield in Co. Cork recently took his driving test for the twelfth time, only to clock up 26 error marks. Needless to say he failed miserably.
It’s bad enough failing your driving test twelve consecutive times, but it must feel like salt has been poured in the wound for poor Ray Heffernan after he was labelled as ‘Ireland’s worst driver’ by the morning papers.
The failure happened yesterday afternoon when Ray, 63, took his test with an RSA appointed regional supervisor. Ray is said to be fuming after the decision not to give him the pink licence as he claims that his driving was perfect.
However, it wasn’t. Ray didn’t score any grade three faults, which are the most serious, but he did score 14 grade two faults and 12 grade one faults. So as you can see, he was a little less than perfect.
According to the man himself, he stopped at every light, didn’t make any mistakes on any of the roundabouts and he moved off properly when he had to.
Despite failing his test for the twelfth time, Ray has been driving for the past 45 years – obviously taking advantage of the ‘second provisional licence’ loophole – and he has never been involved in a single road accident.
So, will it be thirteenth time lucky for Ray? Watch this space…