Learners - could go on the silly thread - hootie
Anyone who\'s ever quibbled with the cost of insurance for learners, or newly qualified drivers, just take a look at this. I couldn\'t quite believe it\'s for real!!!!


www.2pass.co.uk/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=admin;...0


\"Appearances can be Deceptive\"
Learners - could go on the silly thread - TrevP
Believe it. Believe it.

My golfing pal's son came running home his first Monday morning after passing test.
"Dad, the car's broken". Show me. Nothing wrong with it.

He had turned left onto sharp uphill road and changed into 3rd gear at 5mph.
Car stalled. Surprise.
Learners - could go on the silly thread - Marcos{P}
"i fink i have left it 2 l8"

Does anyone know where this muppet was taught spelling and grammar and should they really be allowed to drive a car.
Learners - could go on the silly thread - eMBe {P}
>>>> Does anyone know where this muppet was taught spelling and grammar and should they really be allowed to drive a car. >>

Marcos: My own English isn't perfect, and I don't know whether "people who live in glasshouses ...." or "physician heal ...." is the appropriate proverb for this or not - but here goes.

very common English mistakes
"your" and "you are"
"there" and "their"
However, I would not dare to say that the people who make these common English mistakes should not drive.
Learners - could go on the silly thread - Colin M
The new SMS txt language, in common parlance and even the BBC have a section on their site for it called "The Joy Of Text"!

www.bbc.co.uk/joyoftext/

Colin

Learners - could go on the silly thread - hootie
When saving characters on a text msj, I cn understand it ;) - but for everyday communications in the 'real' world, the nano seconds they save, are wasted by the educated trying to decipher what they're on about!

If they're so interested in saving nano seconds, think what their driving will be like!!!!

Anyway, that's a bit off the point really......

It was the sheer irresponsibility of putting in for a driving test without being sure about effective use of the gears that actually struck me! (and leaving it to a day or so before said test to enquire of total strangers!!!!)

Anyway - he failed, and yet he still doesn't think he needs professional instruction. *That's* why I thought he was a muppet.

Some of the other postings on there leave me dumbstruck aswell!






"Appearances can be Deceptive"
Learners - could go on the silly thread - TrevP
How about the:-

"I have completed 60 lessons, but still I am not sure of the gears."

Excuse me?

The mechanical stuff is the easy bit - the Roadsense is the more difficult bit.
Learners - could go on the silly thread - frostbite
Having suffered generations of phonetic spelling, we are now about to enjoy those only capable of text spelling.
Learners - could go on the silly thread - peterb
I wondered if the whole thing was a wind-up. Particularly when he said his fail had nothing to do with no lessons. Is anyone that stupid?
Learners - could go on the silly thread - borasport20
peter - i'd be happier to think it was a wind up than to think i might (literally) bump into one of these people on the way home !


I have to grow old - but I don't have to grow up
Learners - could go on the silly thread - hootie
Like I said, I couldn't believe it. Unfortunately when you look in on some of the other threads, it *would* appear to be serious.

The lack of basic intelligence in some of the postings is really worrying, and frankly if I were the parent of some of the posters, I wouldn't be letting them out on their own, let alone on the road.

Many of them seem to have taken numerous tests to no avail, and don't seem to be making any further progress.


"Appearances can be Deceptive"
Learners - could go on the silly thread - Welliesorter
I wouldn't defend the SMS speak (do these people know that there are such words as 'your' and 'you're'?) or the general intelligence level (the site has a particularly moronic thread about vandalising speed cameras). Nonetheless, the driving test *is* harder than it used to be. It lasts longer and you can fail for getting too many minor errors. I suspect few experienced drivers would pass if they were to take it without preparation.

Learners - could go on the silly thread - Marcos{P}
As said before, the most worrying issue is the complete lack of basic knowledge about a motor vehicle and how to drive it.
You can know the highway code like the back of your hand but if you still can't manage gears or use a clutch what happens to your awareness of other road users and such.
And to 'fink' that you may have a chance of passing a driving lesson when at this level is beyond belief.

 

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