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Time for retesting and a new standard for the driving test.

The last few days as a cyclist and pedestrian have shown the poor standard of driving - close passes, overtakes on blind bends, overtakes just before a junction, left hook after an uphill bit, close passes as a pedestrian.

Judging by today's walk on country roads - no footways, some drivers are rabbits in headlights and don't seem to know what to do when they come across a ped. They carry on the same line, don't slow, veer off at the last second. Range rover drivers are the worst. The one today came from behind and despite the supposed off road abilities, the driver failed to use the mud/gravel wide bit to go past us and did not slow enough.

My tests and retests would involve compulsory trips for drivers as a ped where they are subjected to various close passes and compulsory bike trips where they experience the poor standard of driving in the uk.

And there would be a retest of the HC every 3 years.

Eventually, dash cams will be mandatory and random clips will be selected to verify the ability of drivers. Where the standard is below what is required, they would be expected to improve within 3 to 6 months.

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