As an experienced driving instructor of 30 years, I ask the driving public to be more patient and even to set an example to new drivers. This, first of all, could be not to push learner drivers into a driving test too soon. Many instructors are viewed as salesmen, making pupils have unnecessary driving lessons, but this is far from the truth.
All responsible instructors have great difficulty teaching learners in the available time. Thankfully, it seems that when a learner is being taught properly, most appreciate how much effort is required to reach their modern driving test requirements.
Also, during this procedure they become aware of just how lazy, stupid and dangerous some road-users can be. Remember the modern test is harder. It lasts for 45 minutes – it used to be 25 minutes’ actual driving; four manoeuvres to choose from – used to be two; six speed limits – used to be only 30mph; four types of pedestrian crossings –used to be one; Bus lanes, both permanent and temporary; other drivers totally disregarding the rules of the road at yellow boxes, crossroads, etc; limited numbers of minor faults allowed on the test, the driving test now includes 10 minutes of independant driving, but for information check youtube.com/dsa.gov.
Thank you to all those road-users who exercise patience and politeness towards learners. Also, thanks to those parents and friends who are brave enough to take out a learner for practice.
Remember, very few accidents ever involve a learner, especially in a dual-controlled vehicle. Most are caused by so-called experienced drivers.
I apologise for those instructors who spend too much time reversing around the same corner and hanging around well-known areas.Since the driver tuition industry has become swamped with too many instructors, enticed by the fictitious idea of crazy salaries, we have all become confused by who you should choose to teach driving and simply choose by how cheaply it can be bought for.
"Quality lasts well after the price has been forgotten" by Sir Henry Royce of Rolls Royce fame