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Could you pass the Driving Test?

Years back we had a Prime Minister who came up with the bright idea that if you lost your driving licence you had to sit the test again to be issued with a new one.
A friend who prided himself on his driving failed the test and a week later his 18 year old daughter passed. He took it really badly.
I can assure you that everyone was really careful where they kept their licence.

Malta

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Hi Sparkie and welcome I think I could pass the driving side of it but I have my reservations about the theory..

David

Bedford

I hope I could pass when I get around to sitting it

We were talking about this today as one of the younger members of the family got their provisional driving licence through today. I would definitely not pass,given the conversation today. I noticed on the booklet that came with the licence that learner drivers were allowed to drive on the motorway now.

I would have argued this one if I did not see it it black and white.I always thought that they had to pass test first.

Janet

Try the police advanced or response course. Mistakes allowed on the ‘Final Drive’ ? Zero.

Did take the AIM advanced driving course many years ago, and also came second in an advanced driving event as well,,,,,,

David

Bedford

Try the police advanced or response course. Mistakes allowed on the ‘Final Drive’ ? Zero.

London

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Almost half of Britain’s 33.5million drivers could not pass an L-test if they took one now.

A probe suggests that 15 million motorists have picked up so many bad habits that they fall woefully below test standard and are an accident risk.

The investigation by What Car? magazine centred on 20 guinea pigs aged from 19 to 70 who volunteered to re-take their practical L-test. Only 11 passed.

Disturbing: Eight of the failures in the investigation committed errors so serious that an examiner would have failed them on the spot

Thirty per cent were marked down for poor observation or failing to check for hazards ahead – the biggest cause of fatal accidents – followed by 15 per cent who either broke the speed limit or failed to ensure a margin of safety when moving off.

One in ten failed to maintain adequate car control, made incorrect use of signals or failed to stop at pedestrian crossings, and one in 20 were unduly hesitant or failed to stop at traffic lights.

Eight of the failures committed errors so serious that an examiner would have failed them on the spot.

And eight of those that passed made more than ten minor mistakes leaving them close to the maximum 15 allowed during the 40-minute test.

Bedford
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