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Completely agree Rog, I believe that the answer lies in making the test more relevant to today's driving, rather than imposing yet more bureaucracy and legislation.

Once someone has passed their test, there should be a mandatory one hour motorway session, plus one hour night-time driving. I would also suggest a skid pan (accident avoidance course) as advisable.

My Father used to say "You learn to pass a test, then the real learning begins!"

Otherwise, we expect new drivers to intuitively know how to conduct themselves in situations they've never experienced, and tut-tut when they (naturally) get it wrong.


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Upgrade of drivig test, etc

Hi Rog – I didn’t give all the details – but in countries where drivers are banned from night driving (whether it be age or medical reasons) – they can apply for special permission for certain essential journeys such as job and medical treatment. In the event of a medical emergency they can claim retrospective allowance as long as there is documentary evidence to support their claim. No you can’t claim going down to the off licence as an essential journey for medication.
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It`s the law abiding young drivers I feel sorry for who pay a fortune to pass the test, then another to insure , MOT and tax their cars.
While the unliscenced scum bags who this law is aimed at will keep on driving their unregistered, uninsured, untaxed unMOT`d cars whenever and wherever they want.
The only official document they carry will be an ASBO.
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