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Teen kills deer during driving road test but still passes

By Mason White 11:55 AM April 24, 2016
Tom Lo 

By: Feng Qian
A teenager of the United Kingdom, was allowed to pass a road test despite killing an animal.

While many people believe that Tom Lo should have been disqualified from driving, his driving instructor thought otherwise.

The 17-year-old boy said that he was driving about 45 miles per hour in Essex, when the deer ran in front of his car.

The driving instructor stopped the car to check the damage and found that the deer was dead after it hit and cracked the front license plate. They then proceeded with the test.

When he finished, Lo passed the test with only two minor faults.

Driving instructor Robert Jezierski said that the teen “kept his composure and he did very well.”

“We teach them the emergency stop as part of the curriculum, but it is very rarely that they have to put it into practice,” Jezierski added.

Lo said that he wanted to stop driving after the crash, but Jezierski told him to continue and he passed. This caused a firestorm on social media.

Gemma Danielle Cope said: “I think the driving instructor made the right decision. An animal ran into the road and he stayed in control of the car. He didn’t panic or swerve. Are you saying that he should fail his test because a deer ran out in front of him?”

Bella Varma replied: “What if that was a pedestrian with headphones and a hoodie. A lot of those people around these days who don’t look and walk straight out into the road. It would be wrong to leave them for dead.”