CBS: Courtney Carroll now has to wait two months before she can try again.
“I’m very angry, I’m very upset because they are accusing her of cheating and she didn’t,” says Pamela Carroll, Courtney’s mother.
“It’s devastating for her self-esteem for her learning disability to fight back.”
Pam says her daughter Courtney just turned 16 and was very excited to get her drivers permit. Courtney has ADHD and was nervous about the test
“She already had 15 answers done,” Carroll said. “Every one of them was right.”
But during the test, as she was behind the glass window, at some point she looked at her mom and gave her a thumbs up.
The RMV says she was communicating with her mom behind the glass which is forbidden. So they failed her.
“She said it’s just like the SATs and stuff you can’t have any communication,” Carroll said.
They currently put a freeze on her permit for another 60 days, then she will have to take the test again.
“My poor daughter, 16 years old, highlight of her day, for her birthday, was to go in there with full confidence because she already had taken that 40-hour class to get that permit,” Carroll said. “And she did it on her own and was stopped and accused of cheating.”
In a statement to WBZ, the RMV said they try to accommodate anyone with disabilities but they need to know about it beforehand.
Only the RMV. It takes a special kind of dingleberry to destroy a girl’s dreams on her 16th birthday because of some dumbass rule that exists for absolutely no reason.
First of all, the driver’s test for your permit might be the easiest test in the history of humanity. It’s literally impossible to fail. I remember actually wasting my time studying for that thing, only to find out that they were gonna ask me what color a stop sign is.
My question is, who the hell goes into the RMV with an elaborate set of signals designed to cheat on the world’s easiest test? This is what the RMV does? This is what they look out for? Did they actually think this girl and her mother had a plan where her mother would give her a thumbs up when she got to number 16, and somehow this would be a code for an answer to a question that the Mom can’t see?
The RMV has people that are paid to do this? Hey here’s an idea, instead of wasting the taxpayer’s time policing sign language between mother and daughter, how bout you put someone else behind the register who isn’t a disgruntled 45 year old woman going through the motions with visions of her next 5 minute cigarette break? Because I can’t recall ever being at the RMV and waiting less than an hour, or meeting someone who worked there and didn’t wanna blow their brains out. Maybe then the line wouldn’t be halfway down Austin Street at all hours of the day.
Anyway, it’s dumb to expect anything less from the RMV. These people have no soul. But what I don’t get are all the slug rakes supporting these dooshnozzles:
“Rules are rules.” I’m sorry, but this is such a female response. Women fucking LOVE rules. Men live to bend the rules. It’s the primary difference between the genders. As men it’s our job to decide which rules are worthwhile and which ones are dumb. If a rule prevents obvious cheating, then it’s a good rule. If a rule keeps a 16 year old girl from getting her permit because her Mom gave her a thumbs up, then it’s a dumb rule and it should be broken. Not to mention the fact that for whatever reason they had the girl directly facing her mother. So they basically set this poor girl up for failure. What could possibly go wrong?