Posted by: wildlife
Posted: 10th Apr 2014
90kph is definitely fast enough for any learner driver under control of the Licensed driver.
Today, learner drivers are only taught "How" to get a license" not "How to drive" and control a motor vehicle because the vehicles today are automatic, have cruise control, also every other helpful control available, ABS, Anti Skid control, power steering, disk brakes, etc, push button every thing in the cabin, indicators, etc .
Those who learned to drive before all this technology came in, learned "How to drive and control" a motor vehicle.
It is very noticeable today, with traffic lights, round a bouts, pedestrian crossings, school crossings, boom gates, flashing lights at railway crossings, etc, etc, drivers are not able to cope and think for themselves when they do not have knowledge or ability to cope on the roads.
No one should be able to pass a license test using an automatic vehicle.
Driving a manual vehicle teaches better car control with the use of gears and style of driving because the driver is driving the vehicle and has to pay attention, not sit there accelerating and baking.
If the issue is lowering the road tole, teaching how to "drive and control a vehicle" would be the better way.
In Europe, one pays to "Learn how to drive a car" which includes "vehicle handling". Reply