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  1. Spoon
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    15 learner drivers where involved in accidents today on various motorways* no fatalities,









    *I may have made that one up........
     
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    Yes, it is a good idea in principle. It would be up to the instructor to ascertain whether the learner was capable.
    However, in rural areas, it can take a while to find a duel carriageway, never mind a motorway, so theres an hours lesson gone just driving to it.
    My daughter just passed her test, and I wouldn't say she is capable yet. I encourage her to take a short drive every day to build confidence in her own car before driving further afield
     
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    Yep @littlespark@littlespark , they were talking about it on the radio. Some lass from Scotland said that the nearest motorway to her is about 110 miles away.
     
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    I welcome it, learners should be able to have experience of this type of driving, which is very different to all other driving situations.

    As littlespark says though, could be a pain getting to a motorway. I live in a fair sized city and it's still half an hour from city centre to the nearest motorway.
     
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    i think it's a good idea, but would like to see a minimum requirement of XX no. of lessons first with the instructor being able to assess that the learner was ready for it.
     
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    Does seem carazy (!) that we were not allowing supervised learner drivers onto a road system (motorways), that is statistically safer than other road systems. Then allowing them onto them, unsupervised after passing a test that did not include driving on them, if you get what I mean :)

    Mind you, I hope they are only allowed to do so when suitably trained? And I guess if your not near one, its not going to happen. Perhaps those students should be required to have some additional instruction after passing their test.
     
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    as long as that additional training is not provided by jeremy clarkson....
     
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    Or Stevie Wonder
     
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    At least the learners would be supervised and in dual control cars. Some of the drivers that have passed shouldn't be on the roads.
     
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    Learning to drive is like learning to be an electrician. Learn the basics, and get the qualification, then spend the next few years gaining experience and building up to more complicated things like the M25
    I learned in the same rural town my daughter has, but in my day, there was no roundabouts to deal with, or traffic lights to contend with.
    But then, I didn't do a separate theory test, and I can pull a trailer without extra tuition.
     
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    no traffic lights. no roundabouts, just piles of horse **** to negotiate.
     
  13. littlespark
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    When were you up my way, Tel?
     
  14. Murdoch
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    As soon as my son passed his test I took him on a trip up the M3 and round onto the M25 ............... to say he was surprised by the speed of the cars and the downright terrible driving of many of the cars was an understatement ..................

    I've been a passenger with him on motorways since and he's still not 100% certain of the rules as so many muppets under take and speed excessively .........
     
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    I’d like to think that one of the lessons they get is to stay in the slow lane and use the other lanes to overtake only - it boils my blood when people stick in the centre lane all the way. That just means that they are not confident to be on the road at all and if they are not confident then stay in the slow lane!
    Phew Rant over!
     
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