Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Training Should Be Mandatory

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Training Should Be Mandatory

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Byline: Toby Hagon of drive.com.au

SIMPLY encouraging learner drivers to complete a driving course isn't enough.

Professional training should be a mandatory component of learning to drive, as it is in some other countries.

Current licensing requirements in Australia are painfully inadequate and often focus on the wrong things, while sometimes exposing young drivers only to the bad driving habits of their friends and family.

It's hardly proper preparation for what is an extremely complex task a and a task where controlling the vehicle is only a component of it.

The knowledge bank of situations that occur on the roads is something all drivers are building throughout their lives.

Every driver will at some time during their life have to complete an emergency stop or some other form of accident avoidance, yet instead novice drivers are tested on three-point turns or reverse parking.

Rightly, driving courses have been hotly debated. …

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