A Corkman is hoping it will be 13th time lucky when he sits his driving test once again.
Ray Heffernan, from Mayfield, failed his test for the 12th time yesterday, getting 26 faults from his inspector.
But the 63-year-old — who has been driving for 45 years without an accident — insists he did nothing wrong and has said he is now considering taking an injunction out against the Road Safety Authority in a bid to find out why he cannot pass the test.
Ray did not get any grade three faults in yesterday’s test at the Wilton Test Centre. These are given out for the most serious offences. However, he did receive 14 grade two faults and 12 grade one faults. A total of nine faults results in a failed test.
Ray also would have failed as he got four grade two faults in one particular area, that of ‘observation/moving off’.
“I have never been in an accident in my life as I am a very safe driver. I won’t give up,” said the Corkman who intends to again apply to do the driving test.
After failing his test for the 10th time last year, Ray contested the outcome at Cork District Court but was unsuccessful in his appeal.