Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:21 pm
Driving standards are low! people on here complain about poor RT lack of Airmanship.......yet the theory and practical knowledge-level required, would see about 70% of car-owners off the road.
That's the rub.....By applying minimal standards, the government ensures the NHS isn't swamped with road-casualties, but the level is high enough to maintain some level of prudence among the survivors, whilst generating road tax, fuel duty, new car sales and parts sales (duty and VAT) and allowing the pitiful inadequacy of public transport to continue and keeping the direct and indirect motor trade workers off the dole.
Oldham is populated with a high percentage of Asians. Werneth, particularly-so. You take your life in your hands driving through there! car in front meandering all over the place, erratic speed, sudden un-indicated turn, braking for no discernible reason, the sudden appearance of a car from a side-road, (no indicator, no stopping, just a waved -fist! ) Even given the low standards of the test, i'd lay odds on many of the local drivers never having passed one.
One wonders if the Leeds poor road -layout and abysmal signposting has anything to do with their accident -rate? I have visited on several occasions and, once you know where you're going, it's relatively easy, but, if not, it's russian roulette at each junction, en route. Travelling to Meanwood, I saw one sign, was in the wrong lane, carried -on, resorted to retracing after about 4 miles, many junctions and no further indication. I won't go there now unless i'm paid!