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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
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    Devils Advocate here, I don't necessarily disagree with you.

    However if the elderly are to be retested because of an increase in accidents they're involved in maybe young people shouldn't be allowed to drive until well into their 20s when statistically they are less likely to be involved in carnage!!

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    Perhaps there should be a limit on the number of tests potential drivers are allowed to take. Even on a second test these drivers have only proven to be competent half the time ;-)
    In France all new drivers are obliged to use "apprentice" plates (like L plates but with a green A) for 2 years after passing their test. Obviously this doesn't automatically make them better drivers, but other (sensible) drivers will give them a bit more leeway/margin for error on the roads, giving them more time to build confidence and hopefully learn to drive correctly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
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    In France all new drivers are obliged to use "apprentice" plates (like L plates but with a green A) for 2 years after passing their test. Obviously this doesn't automatically make them better drivers, but other (sensible) drivers will give them a bit more leeway/margin for error on the roads, giving them more time to build confidence and hopefully learn to drive correctly.
    Seems a sensible thing to do, add in IF they are removed and the police pull you its an automatic ban/points fine for doing so.

    I know there is also something you can get here for young drivers where a company puts some tracking device on your car for insurance that tells them if your driving the car like an idiot or not and insurance cost reflects this.....I would make that mandatory for drivers under a certain age or when passed for x time as well.

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    Seems a sensible thing to do, add in IF they are removed and the police pull you its an automatic ban/points fine for doing so.

    I know there is also something you can get here for young drivers where a company puts some tracking device on your car for insurance that tells them if your driving the car like an idiot or not and insurance cost reflects this.....I would make that mandatory for drivers under a certain age or when passed for x time as well.
    I got marked down when driving my sons car for being out at night, driving home from a nightshift at 5am. Again for harsh braking,doing an emergency stop when somebody emerged from a side road. Ended up only getting a 5% rebate instead of 10, I should've been marked up for avoiding the clown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killiehibbie View Post
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    You could be on to something, millions to be made in a re-testing industry.
    Ha Ha, yes indeed! No way it'll happen.

    I think it's frightening the strong emotions that motoring arouses in folk. Every day I see crazy behaviour behind the wheel.

    And at the end of the day it's just a way of getting from A to B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibee87 View Post
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    Seems a sensible thing to do, add in IF they are removed and the police pull you its an automatic ban/points fine for doing so.

    I know there is also something you can get here for young drivers where a company puts some tracking device on your car for insurance that tells them if your driving the car like an idiot or not and insurance cost reflects this.....I would make that mandatory for drivers under a certain age or when passed for x time as well.
    I agree with the apprentice plates but telematics boxes hold a scary amount of data about you.

    Arguably no more than a smartphone but they shouldn't be compulsory imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy View Post
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    I agree with the apprentice plates but telematics boxes hold a scary amount of data about you.

    Arguably no more than a smartphone but they shouldn't be compulsory imo.

    Telematics boxes donít tell the whole story though. You can be an excellent driver, but someone elseís poor driving may force you to take evasive action, such as someone coming out of a side street forcing you to brake and swerve. Telematics would score you poorly here for harsh braking and steering, yet you are actually the better driver (and avoided a collision also).

    Same for some of them that score you down for driving at what it classes as abnormal times, as mentioned above - what if you work night shift?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McD View Post
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    Telematics boxes donít tell the whole story though. You can be an excellent driver, but someone elseís poor driving may force you to take evasive action, such as someone coming out of a side street forcing you to brake and swerve. Telematics would score you poorly here for harsh braking and steering, yet you are actually the better driver (and avoided a collision also).

    Same for some of them that score you down for driving at what it classes as abnormal times, as mentioned above - what if you work night shift?
    I don't have a telematics box but for my wee driving job I have a tablet with various apps such as say nav, video recorder and log. They do similar stuff to the box I'd imagine.

    The sat nav regularly picks up the wrong speed for the road I'm on, 20 instead of 40 is a favourite in certain areas but it often picks up changes to the allowed speed early or late; if the GPS signal is dodgy then my recorded speed is inaccurate - my record speed is 2,400 mph on the M90! I'm not sure these boxes would save my employer money lol.
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