Sunday, January 22, 2006

Positively earth-shattering . . .

"Almost half of young people fail first driving test." (ABC News Online)

The Western Australia Government is concerned over the number of teenagers who are failing their practical driving tests.

New figures show 46 per cent of people who sat their practical assessment in the last financial year failed at their first attempt.

Similar failure rates were recorded for people sitting their second and third tests.

The most common mistakes were failing to give way, rolling through stop signs and speeding through school zones and on suburban roads.

The Government has urged young drivers to take a more responsible approach to obtaining their licence.

Ever heard of nerves?