Motorway driving for learners

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  1. My instructor took me out several times at dusk into night.

    Luckily for me, I had no trouble with the motorway - (I just thought it's a dual carriageway with an extra lane) and first drove on it a couple of days after my test.

    It is a good idea though.
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  2. Perhaps they could drive with a thin blindfold to simulate night time conditions?
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  3. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    Just drive them to Scotland. There's your motorway training. When the roads run out and it goes dark, you're in Scotland.

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  4. Momba Womba

    Momba Womba On ROPs


    Recent pass people - are they green R plates in UK? Or is that Ireland, I forget - should have a module to do before they are completely unrestricted.

    The motorway is not the place for learners.
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  6. I wouldn't want a learner on their first lesson to drive on the motorway, but they would benefit more from an early introduction, before bad habits, complacency, or overconfidence creep in. As it stands, learners can drive on dual-carriageway A roads which have all the risks of motorways but with fewer safeguards.
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  7. Hopefully the instructors will take the time to point out the middle aged idiots driving in lanes 2, and sometimes 3 on the four lane stretches, who never change lane and point out that's how not to drive; but since I've passed at least one driving an AA motoring school car I'm sadly not convinced.
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  8. Or maybe this..[​IMG]
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  10. You may have a point. But what is the demographic most likely to be involved in a RTC?
  11. The 'let me show you' option works well.
    Take a youngster along a motorway, all the time explaining what you are doing, and why you are doing it, and adding observations.
    Then let him have a go.
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  12. The driving test should change. It should require a requisite amount of hours, with a number of stages - night drive, skid car, basic car maintenance etc followed by minimum 2 hour test.

    Then when they have passed, they should be limited in power, same as motorbikes.
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  13. I recall being on a driving course where whoever was in the driving seat was required to keep up a commentary. One guy (from a village somewhere deep in the sticks) had run out of things to say and started to tell us about the various crops in the adjoining fields
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