Learning to drive is a very important part of growing up for young people... always has been, always will be. As soon as you get to the ripe old age of 17 it seems that the first thing you have to do is get yourself mobile. All your pals are doing it and you want a smart car like they have. In addition, now more than ever, a driving licence has become an almost vital requirement when applying for even the most basic of jobs.
It also seems that everyone who has a car has to use it for even the shortest of trips. And no matter how much the government or green-minded associations would like to see more people using public transport, this is no real alternative to the freedom that having your own car brings.
Whatever your particular reason for wanting your driving licence one thing is for sure- the roads are busier, and more dangerous, now than they have ever been and you have to be up to the task of dealing with it.
A lot has been said recently about the growing number of young or inexperienced drivers that are involved in ever more serious, even fatal, accidents. It seems that you can't go far without seeing a small bunch of flowers beneath a roadside tree. It doesn't have to be like that.
Following several government consultations, initiatives have been introduced to help find ways to deal with the increasing problems that can be found on our roads. New manoeuvres, Sat Nav, driving on faster, busier country roads and dual carriageways...... even a change in the law to allow learners to drive on motorways. All of these things are now part and parcel of learning to drive nowadays.
Getting your licence has become that little bit more difficult. Therefore, learning to drive (and HOW you learn to drive) will have to change to meet the demands. There are no shortcuts to becoming a good driver, only the effort that you put into it.
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