Tuesday 22 August 2017

The wrong road

I refer to Frank Cullinane's letter in your newspaper (February 15) on the driving test. The test was introduced to this country in March 1964, 32 years after it had started in Britain.

As Mr Cullinane rightly points out, high speed was never addressed in the driving test. But given the lamentable lack of driver education, who can blame the examiner/tester as driving instructors here were only assessed two years ago?

I taught people to drive, both here and in the UK, for more than 30 years. I am long retired but still hold a deep interest in road safety. The driving test in its present form is, and has been since its introduction, putting potentially dangerous drivers on to our roads.

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