Removing the turn in the road is silly IMO. Its a manoeuvre I've had to do quite a few times since I passed. Reversing around a corner however, I think its a good idea to ditch that, I don't think I've ever seen anyone ever do one except when learning, and I haven't needed to do it since my test. I think they should change the parallel park, and teach people to get into tighter spaces, as in the real world, you almost never have 2 car lengths free to get into a space!
I think extending the independent driving is a good idea, its actually the part of the test I enjoyed the most, and it does teach you to look out for road signs, which a lot of people seem incapable of doing lol.
I'm not sure how I feel about the satnav idea though, I think that kind of goes against the idea of independent driving, and really isn't much different than examiner telling you where to go, so I don't really see the point of that to be honest
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Three point turn could be removed from driving tests! watch
- 29-11-2014 21:12
(Original post by contradicta)
- 30-11-2014 05:24
Personally I think it the easiest manoeuvre.
You guys have it so lucky, here on the Isle of Man we get tested in all three manoeuvres during the test!!!
But we do get to start learning at 16.
Turn in the road
(Original post by tumshie)
- 30-11-2014 05:26
Reversing around a corner however, I think its a good idea to ditch that, I don't think I've ever seen anyone ever do one except when learning, and I haven't needed to do it since my test.
(Original post by mackemforever)
- 30-11-2014 08:45
Disagree with the 3 point turn being taken out.
Disagree with the independent driving no longer being about following road signs.
Completely agree that there should be a section of the test where they have to follow a satnav.
The amount of times I have had people who are blindly following a satnav nearly drive into my car or motorbike is beyond belief. They don't pay any attention to the road around them, just to what the little voice tells them to. The kind of people who would drive into a river if the satnav said so.
People need the ability to drive with a satnav safely since 99% of people will go buy one instantly upon passing.
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(Original post by Schrödingers Cat)
- 30-11-2014 09:02
I guess that's very true, most people nowadays though are trying too hard to follow a satnav and are distracted which in turn creates dangerous driving
they are an aid to navigation not a bloody autopilot !
- 30-11-2014 11:27
- 04-12-2014 20:25
Trust them to get rid of what I think is the easiest and most useful manoeuvre. I don't think I've ever gone out without seeing at least one person do a turn in the road/3 point turn.