Give The Theory Test The Attention It Deserves...

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THEORY TEST > PRACTICAL TEST

On a few occasions recently on lessons with my pupils I have been aware of some hesitation with regard to Road Markings and Road Signs { e.g. priority in certain situations }.
After discussion it seems that Theory isn't really receiving the attention it warrants to provide a sound knowledge of the information that signs and markings can give the motorist. It also seems that the two tests are regarded as two separate entities whereas in actual fact the Theory links in very heavily to the Practical as it provides a solid foundation of knowledge to enable pupils to pass their test and drive safely for a lifetime.

GIVE THEORY THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES

Linking nicely into this an article that appeared in a National newspaper (The Sun), recently which stated that 1 in 5 drivers has had a near miss and 1 in 20 crashed because of a blunder misunderstanding roadside warnings.
Even more worrying was that many motorists who were surveyed were unaware that there are different shapes to signs and their meaning!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Circles give Orders
Triangles Warn
Rectangles Inform

Added to that a quarter of those questioned said they sometimes deliberately ignore some signs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's a dangerous enough place out there without making it worse through poor knowledge and blatant disregard for the rules which could potentially lead to fines ,prosecution ,serious injury or worse.


FOOD FOR THOUGHT!!!!!!!!!!

Russell Stacey
DVSA Driving Instructor