I'm 17 with my permit, and i completed Drivers Ed during the summer. I'm a good defensive driver. I've been driving for over 6 months now, and i tend do so a lot. When i had scheduled my road test, i was very nervous going into it and the night before i had 3 hours of sleep. It took me 2 hours to go to sleep. My mind cannot shut off when things like this come in to play. I tend to get very anxious and nervous.
I practically had an anxiety attack. I was waiting in line for over 30 minutes and finally the driver instructor comes. He checks the inspection, my papers, my permit, etc. So i check my mirrors and adjust them as well and signal and take off. I come to a stop sign and im supposed to make a left. I do not know why i did this but i was so anxious and nervous i convinced myself i was in a turning lane and I had stayed to my left on a double solid yellow line. (Which is obviously driving on the wrong side of the road). I felt like an idiot who never driven in his life and I'm sure the instructor didn't think any better of me. I did all the hard things (check blind spots, signal, steer and stop smoothly), yet I drove on the wrong side of the road... This was primarily due to the fact my nerves took control over me and i could not believe or figure out why i did something so idiotic. The most frustrating thing is that it takes nearly a month to re schedule another road test, and I have absolutely no patience. 50 points were taken off, and I failed. I re scheduled it, and it's coming in less than 3 weeks. I'm happy about it, but I'm afraid I'm still going to be nervous!
I hear that it's a very nerve wracking task from everyone. But, it's even worse for me because I'm getting a really nice car handed to me. Once i pass the road test, i get issued a full license & an 87' Monte Carlo SS that's in mint condition with a beautiful paint job.