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Steve

In the US, the kids learn their theory and how to drive while at school. Should this be brought into the UK? or should they learn how to drive a black moped first? LOL

jeebowhite
lol, erm I say yes, theory should be educated, you do get young kids who will nick a car, drive like an end of a bell, and then crash anyway, at least if you educate them somewhat then they may stand a chance of being slightly safer, but I dont like the way the Yanks give a license away at school age.
cyb
Whilst basic road knowledge should be taught in schools particularly relating to cyclists, what subjects do you push aside to make time?

Who is going to teach this as it would mean employing an Adi?

The current system is fine, learning this important lifestyle subject on a one to one basis has to be better than teaching a whole class of kids?
jeebowhite
True indeed, although at the end of the day, the odd 15 minutes of covering one rule in the highway code doesnt hurt! one quick lesson a day during "personal development" (as my school used to refer to it!) [during this time they cover useless life lessons anyway, none of which I have even had an opportunity to use 5 years later!] so I think they could make space for it!

Then again, maybe not so much "ADI" in the sense of teaching full blown theory, but then again, a teacher who is a driver covering the highway code cant hurt at all!
cyb
[quote name='jeebowhite' timestamp='1315486659' post='143325']
True indeed, although at the end of the day, the odd 15 minutes of covering one rule in the highway code doesnt hurt! one quick lesson a day during "personal development" (as my school used to refer to it!) [during this time they cover useless life lessons anyway, none of which I have even had an opportunity to use 5 years later!] so I think they could make space for it!

T[b]hen again, maybe not so much "ADI" in the sense of teaching full blown theory, but then again, a teacher who is a driver covering the highway code cant hurt at all![/b]
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actually it can, someone who passed his test 5+ years ago would not know current modern thinking and may not have read a Highway code since they learnt to drive.
Teachers are great at what they do and I think they probably already have enough on their hands. I'm not sure if 'cycling proficiency' as it was once called is still taught but this should cover basic road knowledge and anything more should be left to those who teach it. Can't see an Adi being ask to teach English so why the other way around?
jeebowhite
Very true point I suppose! I agree I did the cycling proficiency years ago and it certainly gave me an advantage!
delhidreamgirls1
I am fully agree with these points ..
lisaalther
Sounds good to me, its really a good ides! I would say parents must play an important role in helping teens practice their driving skills at school and develop confidence behind the wheel. Thanks for sharing,

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