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    My mam, my missus's mam, my work colleauge and others to name but a few, are all terrible drivers...and I mean dithery, slow, dangerous, unconfident, unskilled, not able to read the road etc....

    I'm not saying i'm the greatest driver in the world....but these people are awful...


    So, why aren't there compulsary driving test, say every ten years....

    I'd pay £50 a time if it meant most of the sh*t drivers in the country were off the roads!!!


    What do you lot think??


    p.s. Can someone computer literate make this into a 'yes' and 'no' poll - ta

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    If they did that, I'd change jobs to be a Driving Instructor, as I'd be loaded.

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    i think it's a great idea, but with all the rubbish drivers losing their licenses the government would be losing revenue, and they'll never agree to that.

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    should be every 5 years and to be honest id prob fail if i took it again

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    Here Here,

    It makes you laugh dont it? they allow ppl to drive a car down a high street packed with ppl, but wouldn't dream of letting them fly a plane, yet there's less chance of them hitting something in the air.

    My main gripes even though I'm no slouch driver are ppl who can't adapt for the time of day, I see ppl hurtling down the road at 8:30 am and 3 pm without a thought that a school kid may run across the road, yet see them at 11pm on the way back from the pub and it's 25 in a 40 cos they think MLC and co wont pull them, BIG MISTAKE! it makes you an obvious target, do the right thing and hand over yer wallet to me after I've dropped you home, you know it makes sence.

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    I think most of us would fail a strict driving test as it is laid down, we get far too many 'bad' habits.

    I don't think that is the way forward anyway. I agree that some form of safety test should be done every few years, the frequency possibly increasing with age. But it should be that, a safety check to judge whether they are safe to be on the road, and not necessarily a full driving test.
    That would be too expensive and restrictive to people. Maybe the full test could be a back stop for people who fail the initial 'safety' test.

    There would have to ba an appeals process too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    I think most of us would fail a strict driving test as it is laid down, we get far too many 'bad' habits.

    I don't think that is the way forward anyway. I agree that some form of safety test should be done every few years, the frequency possibly increasing with age. But it should be that, a safety check to judge whether they are safe to be on the road, and not necessarily a full driving test.
    That would be too expensive and restrictive to people. Maybe the full test could be a back stop for people who fail the initial 'safety' test.

    There would have to ba an appeals process too.

    Bad habits aren't the problem, it's plain bad driving or the inability to flow behind the wheel, I remember a guy i used to work with used to have a go at me for changing gear while on a roundabout, I shut him up with the reply...just cos you can't do it doesn't mean I can't, and i know before ppl say the book says not to, but who wrote the book in the 1st place? someone with skill or someone who could just about get down the road without hitting something, I liken my style to becoming at one with the car, to feel for the grip, to observe up the road before it arrives, to know what's behind me and guess it's next probable move, I don't even think about driving I just do it, become the car become the driver.

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    Regular (i.e. every decade) tests would ensure that we shed those bad habits......i don't think that many people would fail TBH, we 've all seen some of the poor new drivers that have passed recently....i often think "how the heck did they manage to even get a test booked!"

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    I see where your coming from matey, but the driving test isn't extensive enough in my book, it teaches the pupil to control a car safely, not to drive on our roads. We all know that once you pass your test you then start to really learn to drive.

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    The test centers could not cope with all the drivers having to retest every 5-10 years... do the maths... it would mean millions testing all the time.. !!

    Also, what about test failures... and their jobs... non-test show'ers as they are out of the country on business, or long-term sickness etc etc... come back to 'no-licence'

    It would be a logistical nightmare.... so... you just have to take an Advanced Driving Test yourself and learn to identify these loonies before they hit you... keep out of their way first !!

    ... and when that goes wrong... do what I do.... call the cops and rant all over the place....

    All irritations dont have to be surgically removed !!
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