ON Monday, during the schools out rush hour, I was again stuck behind a long line of frustrated drivers all waiting impatiently for yet another learner driver weaving uncertainly at low speed on a main road.
I do understand that some folk need to be delicately coaxed into learning to operate a motor vehicle, but surely the instructor has the good sense to take shaky, clueless student drivers to a quiet area with little or no traffic in order for him or her to learn the basics of actually operating a motor vehicle? Apparently not it seems.
Only once students are capable of having a modicum of control of their vehicles should they attempt driving in traffic, most notably heavy traffic at peak times. These instructors are a danger to other road users as I have seen folk become highly annoyed and then risk their and others lives trying desperately to get past the slow moving learner.
It is the instructors who are to blame, not the learners.
Gary Wiblin, Brookes Hill, Port Elizabeth