jan19 wrote:... the lack of consideration some drivers show to their more inexperienced colleagues, ...
Adinigel will have vastly more experience of this than most of us but I think it is always sad when people bully anybody having driving lessons. A lot of us learned to drive when two or three cars waiting at lights was a traffic jam and anything more than that was likely to make the regional news. It's a lot harder these days. Also, I fancy the greater part of all driver tuition is now done by qualified instructors with much less kangarooing in dad's car without dual controls for emergencies (to the relief of dads everywhere
) My daughter-in-law was slow to pass her test and her instructor eventually said that what she needed was some longer trips just to build up confidence, rather than more practicing manoeuvres which she had mastered. By the time she started with me, she was technically competent. I still had to reassure her that she should decide her speed according to road conditions etc., within the speed limit, rather than accept the opinion of somebody too close behind. (I suppose I've got meic's "olice" attitude