Learner’s driving fault called a ‘serious mistake’ but not everyone is convinced
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People have been left divided over footage revealing a learner driver's 'serious' mistake. Prepare to experience flashbacks from when you were learning to drive:
Even if someone offered me £100,000, I don't think I'd retake any tests I've had to take in my life - the stress, awkward silences and fear of failure is all too much.
Driving tests are even worse, particularly when you know you've messed up and failed, and still have to drive back to the test centre, without letting the examiner see the tears which have sprung to your eyes.
One learner has left viewers conflicted after footage of her making a 'serious' mistake was posted to YouTube.
In the video - posted by DGN Driving - the learner can be seen driving down a main road, approaching the back of a bus.
The bus has pulled into a stop, and so as the learner checks their mirrors, another car pulls in front of their vehicle to overtake the bus.
The learner then follows suit, pulling out into the other lane to overtake the bus.
But why was this marked as a 'serious' mistake?
Viewers have since flocked to the social media post to weigh in on whether or not the learner did, in fact, make a 'serious' mistake.
One user said: "She came too close to the bus and couldn't really see past it, that's very dangerous anything could be oncoming."
A second commented: "I completely agree, because here the distance with the double-decker bus is not kept, overtaking is dangerous due to limited visibility, so it was risky to enter the oncoming traffic lane. In addition, she did not check the right blind spot.
"Moreover, after overtaking, it seems to me that she returned to her lane prematurely, as if 'cutting' a double-decker bus. From the other hand, she did it very confidently, so she is not so bad, just need to be careful!"
However, others leapt to the learner's defence.
A user wrote: "The serious is the car behind had to overtake her and the bus and had to speed up. A pedestrian could have tried crossing the road as well. She decided to overtake the bus only when she saw the car behind doing it. It wasn’t her judgement but the other driver’s."
"Okay she couldve reacted earlier but I think she did okay making sure she cleared the junction before starting to take over the buss," another added.
A final resolved: "Very harsh! She made progress! We re talking only about seconds."