Failed first time and second time. Third time my dad got me an instructor who taught me not how to drive but to specifically do the shit you need to do to just to pass the test. A month later I had my license (back then in Puerto Rico you had to wait about a month between tries). Fifteen years later I've yet to be pulled over and luckily enough have never been in an accident. Mostly has nothing to do with your ability to drive and it's just about doing exactly what they are looking for to put on their shitty piece of paper.