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Colum Kenny: Erratic testing system drives learner drivers crazy

The system is complex and costly, with many failure 'faults' having little to do with safety, writes Colum Kenny

Published 03/04/2011 | 05:00

YOU see men and women crying with frustration outside Ireland's driving test centres. The system is erratic, illogical and expensive for young people.

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Now the State is making learner drivers pay hundreds of euros more before they even sit the test. The new system starts this month. Having a relative who is good enough to teach you to drive safely is no longer enough.

Everyone wants safer roads. But are learners being picked on to make a point, while qualified drivers get off lightly?

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