Horatio, I was enjoying your post until you got to the bit about caravaners
I can't believe that you pass your test and can then go and drive on the motorways without any formal training unless you take the voluntary and costly Pass Plus course.
Pass Plus should be complusory, OK people should read and learn the Highway Code but people should be trained to drive on motorways. And why not have compulsory re-training.
I'm 37 and passed my test a few weeks after my 17th birthday on the first attempt and I am, of course, the best driver in the world and am perfect in every way when it comes to driving
But, I would be more than happy to have to go through some sort of re-training and test program every 10 years if it meant that everybody else had to!