I was talking about the system of quotas, whereas for what appear to the layman to be reasons of financial expediency,only a certain number of learners are passed from a given centre on a particular day allegedly.
I get the feeling that goes on everywhere to be honest - if you ask me, the whole system of having examiners (who, in their own self interest, don't want too many people to pass) for driving tests is complete nonsense. Even if it's not organised officially, I dare say that many examiners are indeed thinking about the financial motive of not passing too many people.
The Polish driving test is very hard to defend in functional terms in my opinion. And it was potentially designed to ensure that cock ups on the cone reverse are quite likely, even where the learner in question can drive perfectly well. Not a viable test of driving ability and spatial skill. Again IMO
I suppose if you can't drive a car round a corner, stop, then reverse back the same way and be able to stop within a set area - then you really shouldn't be driving on the roads. I don't entirely like it - but it's not a bad way to weed out those that are genuinely useless.
To me, it would make much more sense to have a system of compulsory moves in the yard before going onto the road to actually drive - none of this "oh, no parallel parking if they can't find a place" nonsense.
And what about this protectionist bollocks that you MUST pay for a certified driving instructor?
Come on - would you let half of these idiots on the Polish roads supervise a driver? Much safer for everyone if you can only drive with an instructor - I wouldn't trust Poles with provisional licences!
It's the business types and the old ditherers who are downright dangerous drivers at times, and who deserve a year off the roads to be taught a sharp shock, in the case of the first group of offenders
I think Poland perfectly illustrates the problem of people passing a test and being allowed limitless freedom - many of them seem to pass and then just adopt "let's drive like a maniac" afterwards. But as you say, the real problem here is the older people and business types - and to make matters worse, they're about to bring in the law where if you gain 25 points, you do a course and get ANOTHER 25 points to play with!
Poland desperately, desperately needs to bring in instant licence suspension for those caught clearly driving idiotically or dangerously.