More Than 20,000 Sign Petition To Pass Learner Drivers Who Are Unable To Book A Test
A petition to allow driving instructors to pass their students who have been able to book a test due to the coronavirus pandemic has picked up almost 30,000 signatures.
The petition, which is awaiting a response from Parliament, is titled: 'Allow driving instructors to pass learners unable to book a test'.
It states: "Allow learner drivers to be passed if their driving instructors feels they are safe to drive due to the failure of the Government to enable learners to book a test.
"It is unfair on learners who have been unable to book a test due to the pandemic to have to wait a significantly long time to have access to booking one."
It's picked up more than 27,000 signatures and is now awaiting a response from the government.
As you can probably imagine, the unusual petition has firmly divided opinions online.
Debate was sparked after it was shared by a Twitter user over the weekend who said it 'may be the worst one by far'.
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And it seems as though plenty of people agree with him, one person responded: "Hell of a difference being in a car with an instructor than being out on the road by yourself.
"Plenty of solid drivers fail their tests multiple times by making simple mistakes but mistakes that in the real world would get someone killed."
Another chipped in: "I may be a learner driver sick of having things cancelled but I would never want to sign that. I know what other learner drivers are like.
"I don't even feel that safe to drive. I certainly don't want people to just get passed without a test."
But not everyone slammed the petition, one man who said he was driving instructor wrote: "Seriously though. I am a driving instructor and there needs to be a system in place to improve how this farce has played out.
"Not as simplistic as the above but a system where the learner has to log hours, signed by their instructor, detailing what they have covered.
"That way instead of people who are test ready having to wait months and months for tests the DVSA would be in a position to prioritise learners who are test ready rather than having people who have had 5 lessons and booked a test early clogging up the system."
Someone else wrote: "I actually think this could be a shout, I've personally had 7 lessons, I've been driving for years and have had my test cancelled on 3 different occasions this year.
"I've been reassured many times by my instructor that I would pass 1st time."
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