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I know this is going to sound a bit nasty, because I guess we all had to learn to drive at some time or other, but why do driving instructors take their students out on the road at stupid times and on very busy stretches of road?
Here is a classic example. I drive to work every morning on the A421 and not being one who enjoys queuing in traffic, I usually head off a bit later and join the tail end of the rush hour. This morning however, I head out a little bit earlier and I'm on the road at bang on 9 O'clock and almost immediately end up joining a long line of slow moving traffic.
What's the cause of the delay? Its a somewhat nervous learner driver negotiating roundabouts very carefully. Now driving so precisely with such care and attention is very commendable, by why on earth did the driving instructor decide to take the student out at the same time as a large number of motorists want to get to work and why on such a busy A-road?
get all learner drivers off the road?
I'm not trying to say "get all learner drivers off the road". I'm just pleading for some common sense from driving instructors. Have a think about where you take your students and the impact that your driving lesson may have on others.