Emily Wigley was thrilled when she heard she had passed her driving test at the first attempt – as any teenager would.
But the 19-year-old was astonished to find she’d achieved a perfect pass – with the examiner unable to find a fault of any kind.
Her instructor Vicki Townsend was stunned too – in more than four years of coaching nervous learners both young and old, she had never seen anything like it.
Vicki said: “I wasn’t entirely surprised as Emily did come across as a bit of a natural.
“However, to see the examiner’s form listing no minor faults of any kind was amazing.
“I did have a word with the examiner for a debrief, but she said there was nothing to discuss – she said Emily had given her a lovely drive.”
Emily, a hairdresser who lives on Doncaster Road, Wath-upon-Dearne, said she’d been taking lessons weekly for just under a year.
She said: “I was nervous beforehand, but when the test started I felt relaxed and there were no bad moments.
“I’d got a perfect score in the theory test too, but when the examiner just said my drive was faultless I knew it was quite an achievement.”
Emily does not have her own car yet – she cannot afford the insurance – but is instead sharing her nan’s Vauxhall Corsa.
She said: “I’m enjoying driving now, loving it, it’s just a great feeling.”
Vicki said she tried to keep her students calm and let them learn from their own mistakes, rather than telling them exactly what to do.
She said: “There’s usually something to pick up during a test, like lane indiscipline – to have nothing picked up at all is very rare.”