“Don’t do this do that!” “I know what I’m doing; I’ve been driving 20/30/40 years…” These are just a selection of phrases young drivers are confronted with by their elders. The common conception is that if you’re under 25 and behind the wheel of a car you might as well be driving a nuclear warhead as you lack the key ingredient of experience on the roads and are dangerous as a result… WRONG as a recent study has found that 45% of road users couldn’t pass their driving test again.
UK magazine What Car? discovered after conducting research into the capability of drivers that nearly half of drivers on the road today could not pass the practical element of a test by current standards. This proves A) experience on the roads does not make you the world’s best driver, B) There is no good reason for young driver’s insurance premiums to be so high as they have only just passed their test and thus are more up-to-date with the rules of the road.
So, parents of the world… LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN’S DRIVING ALONE; odds are you couldn’t pass your test again!