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Two in five doubt they could pass driving test if taking it now

Published 27/04/2011 | 05:00

SOMETIMES people tell the truth.

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And they did so with a vengeance in a recent poll when two in five admitted they would have major doubts about passing the driving test if they had to take it now.

Around 40pc ventured to suggest they would pass only narrowly, while 3pc reckoned they would fail. And 3pc were of the belief they would fail badly.

Breakdown service Autonational Rescue surveyed around 1,500 drivers.

It found that more than one-third -- 36pc -- believed they would pass the test comfortably. I'm not so sure they would somehow.

Around 30pc thought the theory test would give them trouble. I think it would give most 'mature' drivers a real run for their money if they were to be honest about it.

A number of others reckoned they might struggle with the parking manoeuvres now required.

More than one in five said they would have to battle against their nerves in a retest, but a confident 22pc said they would not struggle with anything.

One of the better aspects of the survey was that only 0.5pc felt they would struggle with an emergency stop.

Let's hope the rest were telling the truth.

Irish Independent

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