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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-14-04, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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P Plate Compulsory driving courses

Anyone here this on the news this morning? It was on the radio, they want to make ALL P platers do a advanced/defensive (one of the two) driving course, it should be up and running by 2007, good to see they are finally doing this, I think it's a great idea!

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it's about time.....they really should have something for L platers to....just some kind of basic thing would be good....

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Sounds good.

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Good idea, but it will probably just end up rubbish like the AAMI driving course where they told me the best way to stop a non abs car is to lock up the wheels.
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Yes - the pedestrian council is against the idea with spokesman Harold stating "studies have shown that these courses make people feel like they are invincible and the accident rate actually increases" he goes on to say "studies in Europe show that Forumla 1 drivers are actually more dangerous on public roads than untrained motorists"

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Re: P Plate Compulsory driving courses

Well its a good idea, but as long as the speed cameras are there it will never be enough.

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Yes - the pedestrian council is against the idea with spokesman Harold stating "studies have shown that these courses make people feel like they are invincible and the accident rate actually increases" he goes on to say "studies in Europe show that Forumla 1 drivers are actually more dangerous on public roads than untrained motorists"

Is that a joke? What studies showed this? Did they gather all teh Formula1 drivers and compare how many times they got into an accident compared to Joe Blow? What a ****en buffoon, i really wouldnt mind his antics, if only he didnt get the media publicity and the financial aid from my tax.

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f**k off Scruby!

About time something like this was brought in. Ive done one, due for #2 next year.

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will the p platers have to pay for these coorses?
if so, i can see a big stink about it.
if not, very good.

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i think they should do what i did at TECH school when i was 15, have a piece of junk HQ kingswood 3 on the tree handbrake on the wrong side and learn how to drive in the footy oval.
then about mid year we went on a camp to DECA in shepparton(driver education centre of austrlia) (obviously they'll need more of these places anyway) and learned a lot about every part of driving experiences.
my motor bike learners test was also very comprehensive.
tought people that they're not performance drivers and not to go straight out and kill yourself by going faster than you can stop.
cost would be a concern so i can't see this coming to fruition
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