I have been driving for the last 60 years, that hardly seems possible but it is. That includes motorcycles too. Unfortunately my insurance company will only give me a maximum of nine years No Claims Bonus, they seem to object to giving me the other 51 years for some reason! Depending on the discount but it’s probably as that might mean free insurance every year!
I’ve been driving for 62+yrs and also an IAM Road-Smart (cat 2) member who also has been through Pass Plus. Am I safe? All of UK drivers should be continuously learning, including me and also keeping up to date with the latest Highway Code, so hopefully I am safer that some drivers using the highways and country lanes of this country.
Ssshhhh, I will say it very, very quietly, just in case – no accidents – well, none for which I was to blame, every vehicle except two has been driven into though. Each of those shunts was due to others driving far too close, ‘tailgating’ as it’s called. Very annoying too as it’s the most common reason for accidents and totally avoidable.
Either of these shown below would have prevented those ‘accidents’:
• Only a fool breaks the two-second rule
• Allow one car length between you and the vehicle in front for every ten miles an hour of your speed,
and even more on wet or icy roads
been driving for 60 years on a clean licence. One time I didn’t have one for 18 months the eye surgeon who said I was’t to drive and surrender my licence. Got it back after the DVLA eye test, 18 unnecessary wasted months
Been driving for 32 years. Was late comer to driving. Had always lived close to work, or near public transport. However as the wife was pregnant and she said she wasn’t going to drive herself to the hospital (which I thought was unreasonable ) I had to learn.
My mother was very late in passing her test, I think she went about 6 times, she was a dangerous driver imo, I could not let her drive me anywhere, she only drove locally.
I remember a few times where she could have been involved in a nasty accident, second time it happened that was it,I couldn’t be driven anywhere by her, so I did all the driving if we went out together.
I hold car, motorbike, Bus, coach & trailer & HGV1 licences. I also have passed advanced driving for buses, HGV’s motorcycles & cars. The advanced driving for HGV was high security load related & involved anti hijack training.
I can’t drive. Had a few lessons but never got any further. I was far too scared. My Dad said to me, ‘you ride horses everywhere, in traffic, stop at lights, manage roundabouts & nothing bothers you, yet you get behind the wheel of a car, a car you are in charge of, not a live creature & you go to pieces, you are weird!’ He was right.