Email from the Driving Instructor Association

This email is in response to the appalling state of driving by motorists who were supposed to be fit for driving as they had ‘passed’ their test. I said that they were still unfit for the roads. I said they were, in fact, worse than beginners.

“Thank you for your email of 20.12.08. Apologies for the delay in replying, I have just returned after the Christmas break and catching up.

Driving instruction and the Driving Test both teach and promote safe and considerate driving to all road users. Under current legislation, once you have passed the Driving Test there is no further training or testing. This is an issue that we, together with other transport agencies are working on.Unfortunately, until further driving education is introduced and made mandatory, there are no further tests on your driving ability.

We will continue to work towards this and hope that this will help to
improve driving standards.

Thank you again for your comments.

Yours sincerely

Simon N Grater
Operations Manager
Driving Instructor Association”

Because of the extremely poor standards of the driving and all the deaths these people are causing, I think it is essential that all motorists have regular driving tests throughout their whole life. Ideally, every five years because they’re so sloppy.


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