12:06pm Friday 18th October 2013 in Letters
THE LATEST government proposals concerning learner and recently-qualified drivers makes a wonderful political soundbite, but as Andy Rutherford in The Weekender (Argus 12th Oct) points out, it’s the possible extra costs of driving lessons that will be at the top of most learners’ list; even more so if they fail to pass their test at the first attempt and have to re-take it for a second or even a third time.
An unfortunate consequence of these proposals coming to fruition, could be more drivers taking to the roads without licences and therefore insurance, and causing the honest motorists to be hit with ever higher premiums. Most police forces readily admit that for every unlicensed driver caught, it’s only the tip of the ‘iceberg’ and hundreds more go unchallenged. So the whole idea needs to be properly thought through, if a bad situation is not to be made worse.
Mr A Greenhalgh Ross Street Newport
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