Have drivers adapted to new car technologies

Thursday 10th May, 2012 at 14:05 COMMENTS (1)

Since World War II, the motor car has developed and changed substantially. 

From the 1950s, designs became more integrated and artful whilst engine power and vehicle speeds rose. 

The modern era has also seen technology progress to help increase fuel efficiency and road user safety but has the driver really adapted?

Sure, the driving test has seen alterations since 1935 with the introduction of recent inclusions, such as the theory and perception tests along with the independent element. 

Clearly this all helps the latest crop of learner drivers to experience the pressures and anxieties of coping with twenty first century driving. 

We need to give more attention to the 35 million drivers who have already qualified to drive in the UK. 

Drivers are too reliant on the skills gained whilst learning to drive and the subsequent certificate we call a driving licence where we should be encouraging drivers to aspire to be better drivers. 

This isn't necessarily about further testing, more about being professional and keeping up to date. 

As technology continues to improve parts of the car, the most vital component, the driver, needs to adapt and learn correct techniques. 

Further driving courses are usually open to anyone who holds a full UK driving licence.  They aim to improve participants' anticipation skills and, in turn, reduce the amount of fuel they waste through unnecessary braking or acceleration

It's also hoped that by teaching drivers how to make better sense of the road ahead of them, the number of car incidents will be reduced. 

There are other advantages to taking an advanced driving course, too.  Many car insurance firms offer big discounts to drivers who can demonstrate that they've taken steps to further their driving skills. 

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Friday 22nd September, 2017 @ 5:32 am
Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long comment
but after I clicked submit my comment didn't show up.
Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again.
Anyway, just wanted to say great blog!

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