Strangely Brown wrote:I believe the point being made is that the candidate should not have moved when flashed, especially since the oncoming vehicle was still moving.
So, if you were the Examiner, would you have failed Jaryd for a Serious/Dangerous fault?
There must be some disconnect if the real Examiner couldn't even manage a Driving Fault? Jaryd slowed to afford priority, oncomer flashed (and implied slowed down as Martin then said he accelerated (unless he's got dad's rose coloured glasses on!
)), Jaryd didn't hit him or get dualled. That's life.
We are well into the realm of discussing something where I wasn't present so I can only go on the details presented in the posts.
martine wrote:The oncoming driver flashed their lights but then came through the gap without stopping - it's not as if Jaryd was hesitant.
Given that the oncomer did not stop (you inferred slowed) and that Jaryd was "not hesitant", it strikes me that it was a 50/50 confusion as to who was intending to stop for whom. The only people who know exactly what happened were the people in the car and text on a forum is a fantastically poor medium to explain the situation.
Would I have failed him? Based on the details as presented, no. If it was a mistake then, IMO, it is not the fact that it was made that is important, rather it is how the mistake was dealt with and whether it had any ongoing affect on the drive.
Whatever happened the situation was dealt with to the examiner's satisfaction and everyone has come away happy. That there is a valuable lesson learned as well is just a bonus.