BEHIND THE WHEEL: A reader says motorists need to demonstrate their ability to control a vehicle in all conditions.
BEHIND THE WHEEL: A reader says motorists need to demonstrate their ability to control a vehicle in all conditions. FILE

YOUR SAY: Drivers need more tests to prove ability

WE ALL honestly believe we are good and safe drivers....believe me, we're not.

To pass our driving licence test all we have to do is to successfully demonstrate our ability to operate a motor vehicle.

We need to be tested on our ability to control a motor vehicle in all conditions.

Should we continue to have our driving tested after we get our licence?

This poll ended on 16 April 2015.

Current Results

Yes, it would keep people from becoming lazy and careless when driving

38%

No, driving habits don't change after you get your full licence

9%

Drivers should have to retake a test if they are caught by the police driving recklessly

51%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

If this cannot be done at the time of licence testing surely there should be a system preventing the issue of a full licence until a defensive driving course has been successfully passed.

This could also include when your licence is due for renewal.

If this cannot be done, what about a discount for the drivers who have?



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