More drivel, stop knocking a system which works and gets improved all the time.
Improved? I struggle to see what 'improvement' was made when the DSA introduced the swerve test into motorbike testing without considering the consequences if the test was carried out in adverse weather conditions.
Or what about the Hazard Perception part of the theory test which actually punishes you for noticing too many hazards?
Or should we talk about how the UK (unlike Poland!) hasn't got cameras in the examination cars, thus leading to a situation where examiners can fail people with absolutely no consequences?
Or we could even talk about how it's possible for someone to pass their driving test without any driving lessons whatsoever, unlike the superior Polish system which demands that all drivers undergo 30 hours of theory and 30 hours of practical training before being allowed to sit the test.
As i said or mean't to say. The uk has one of if not the safest driving criteria towards obtaining a licence in the EU. Obviously everything has flaws if you look at it and i agree with what you said about all weather driving and motorway driving etc etc.
The UK criteria is actually one of the weaker elements in the EU. There's no compulsory medical checks, there's no compulsory training, and the theory test is weaker than countries such as Spain. And let's not forget that in the UK, there's no standardised test car, unlike in Poland.
But don't knock it mate unless your gonna try and improve it. Most accidents and deaths are caused by drivers who have never or had very few driving lessons in there lives, let alone a licence.
Do you have a source for that outlandish claim? I find it hard to believe that at least 50% of accidents and deaths in the UK are caused by those without valid driving licences...
If you took enough lessons to have passed your test, then you will know how safe a driver you are. If you haven't then you are never ready to pass your test because you haven't learned to drive properly or even make comments.
You don't need lessons to pass your test in the UK. They're compulsory in many parts of Europe. I wonder which system is safer?
The DSA criteria covers you for a lot more than just passing its test. You need to attain awareness, responsibility as well as safety before you can pass your test. You can't fluke a test.
Oh yes you can. The amount of awful new drivers on UK roads are testament to the fact that while the DSA criteria gets people to drive in a way that they deem 'safe' - those very same drivers are actually dangerous because they've been taught to pass an exam, not taught to drive safely. The amount of accidents from young drivers is proof of this - if the system taught good drivers, they wouldn't be crashing, would they?
The examiners cannot fail you on something you haven't done wrong and to suggest otherwise is just utter bollox. Also you need to fail on the same thing more than once before you fail.
Are you suggesting that DSA examiners are completely fair? Of course they aren't. There's plenty of evidence suggesting that as long as there's no way of recording the test, DSA examiners aren't honest. And let's be honest, why would they want to be? As I've said, they have an implicit pressure to not pass too many people - as there'll be redundancies as a result.
And if its dodgy why are you allowed to take somebody with you in the back to observe when the test is being carried out.
That's one way to ensure the impartiality of the examiner. However, plenty of people don't avail of this. Of course, the examiner can still fail someone and without documentary evidence, there's no way of proving him/her wrong. The Polish system is far superior to the UK system in this respect.
Basically maybe we should all sit in the backs of our mates and families cars on test day. That way the examiners won't be inclined to fail them. Great idea Einstien.
It would be much easier to simply install cameras.
Ahh, just another Brit with an over-inflated sense of their importance in the world :)