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Old 01-16-2013, 09:45 AM   #41
TerraPhantm
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Originally Posted by RayPooley View Post
Is it really that easy in the US? Here in the UK there are so many ways to fail a driving test its difficult to count them. You can fail if the examiner thinks you didn't use the rear view mirror enough. They are currently talking about adding a motorway driving component to the test even though motorways are by far the safest place to be in a car. They are over the top to be honest. Obsessed with road safety. We have about 1,800 road deaths a year. When you consider there are probably 3 or 4 billion road journies a year that's ridiculously small. Yest the motorist is considered public enemy No 1. We have 6,000 deaths a year in our dirty hospitals. That's people who go into hospital perfectly healthy, catch a bug and die as a result. Something seriously wrong with the priorities in this country.
The test is pretty easy here. Just about the only thing they take seriously is parallel parking. For the rest of the test, as long as you don't hit anything or run a redlight/stop sign, you'll pass.
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