This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Increase penalties for dangerous driving around cars displaying L-Plates
77% of learners are regularly experiencing intimidation/abuse from other drivers during lessons. As a result, 85% are making more mistakes and some have given up driving.
A minimum fine of £100 and 3 penalty points on the offenders licence should be implemented to deter this abusive behaviour.
Marmalade's survey of Driving Instructors in Sept 19 (https://bit.ly/2oloEkT) found that 90% of pupils were subjected to tailgating & aggresive overtaking.
In addition to pupils becoming more nervous & likely to make mistakes, they reported 1/3 had to pull over & 8% became too scared to carry on learning to drive. 69% report being honked at & 49% cite verbal abuse.
This aggressive behaviour needs to stop. Learners are vulnerable & dangerous drivers are putting them & other road users at risk.
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