OT: driving (Re: [ILUG] grokdoc The Newbie Viewpoint )
nickm at go2.ie
Tue Apr 20 09:15:49 IST 2004
Colm Buckley wrote:
> Not really. On the first provisional license, one is deemed
> inexperienced. On the second, one is thought to have sufficient
> experience to drive unaccompanied (although not on motorways). The
> third provisional license is issued after one *fails* a driving test or
> have failed to apply during the period of the second license. If the
> second license expires while waiting for a driving test, the second
> license is extended.
And you don't find this at all weird?
1) There is nothing to stop someone getting a 1st provisional, waiting
2 years, getting a 2nd provisional, and then start driving
unaccompanied without any previous experience.
2) Failing a test doesn't make you a worse driver. If you need to
be accompanied after failing a test, you definitely needed to
be accompanied before you took the test.
3) If the assumption is that you should be allowed drive unaccompanied
on your 2nd provisional due to "sufficient experience", how come
gaining additional experience after failing a test doesn't bring
back this privilege?
Basically, the system is arbitrary and inconsistent, and it is clear to
me that there is no proper process for learning to drive in this
Apologies for continuing this OT rubbish.
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