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Though on the flip side of the coin, this has reminded me of one of my pet peeves: Numpty driving instructors who take students out on busy roads at peak times, when the student clearly hasn't built up sufficient confidence to drive at a sensible speed.
it depends what u define as a sensible speed, when i pass ye i'll do 35-40 in 30 zones as general traffic does but if the learner is going 30mph then you cant complain can you?
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problem is most dont do 30 they do 20
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One thing that gets me really mad is when you are at a set of lights in the right hand lane wanting to go straight on (and smoke the person in the left hand lane , but for the muppet that is infront of you and doesnt indicate right until the lights change the green. WHY cant they indicate when they get into the lane, then I'll know not to get in that lane !!!

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it depends what u define as a sensible speed, when i pass ye i'll do 35-40 in 30 zones as general traffic does but if the learner is going 30mph then you cant complain can you?
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Nope. I can't complain and I wouldn't. Not about anyone keeping to the speed limit, even if I wanted to go faster.

I'm talking about students who obviously don't yet have enough confidence to drive at the speed limit. I'm talking about the ones who feel the need to bring the car almost to a complete standstill before making a left turn into a side road. I'm talking about the ones that don't just stall the car at the traffic lights, but who obviously panic so badly when it happens that they can't get the damned thing going again.

As I said before, I suspect some are still picking up the real basics of controlling the car. You can familiarise yourself with these aspects of driving on a quiet residential street or even a car park. So why do some instructors insist on taking these real novices out on busy roads at peak times? Let them build up a bit of confidence, THEN chuck them in at the deep end
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One thing that gets me really mad is when you are at a set of lights in the right hand lane wanting to go straight on (and smoke the person in the left hand lane , but for the muppet that is infront of you and doesnt indicate right until the lights change the green. WHY cant they indicate when they get into the lane, then I'll know not to get in that lane !!!

Even worse is when they don't indicate at all, they just slow down on a main road and you have to think, what are they going to do, which way will they turn! Bloody dangerous.
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