Post by Steve Walker Post by MrCheerful Post by Ted
I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing.
Motorway tuition should be compulsory. My instructor made me return
home by motorway from my sucessful test.
One problem with making it compulsory is that there are many parts of
the country where simply getting to and from a motorway would take much
longer than an entire lesson slot.
Quite, I live in Burton upon Trent, A38 and A50 to the M1 is about 25
min. One junction up M1 and back to Burton would be a full hour. But
instructors often have back to back lessons the learner drives to pick
up the next student and then the next student drives them back home.
Only way to do full loop in 1 hour would mean shanghaiing the previous
student and being late for next pick-up.
Everyone being taught in the area gets to go on 70mph A38 though the top
of Burton. It has one of the most dangerous exit slip roads in the
country. The 20mph U turn on the north east exit gets a new barrier
every month and sometimes every week. There have been occasions when 3
people get to share the cost. It says SLOW, SLOW, SLOW and SLOW on the
road and they mean it. There are deaths about once a year at the
entrance to Claymills road and the A38 southbound slip.
Anyone from Great Yarmouth has a 1 hour 37 min trip to Cambridge to use
the M11. Duxford, Girton and back to Great Yarmouth is 186 miles taking
3 hours 37 min. Quadruple lesson just to drive 1 junction on M11.