Ireland’s overconfident drivers

Could you pass your driving test again? According to a survey by Carzone, 91% of Ireland’s motorists believe they could pass the test if they had to retake it, which seems like a case of severe overconfidence, given the distinct lack of indicator use, leaving safe distances, safe overtaking and checking blindspots on Irish roads today.

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Hit the road Jack

First time drivers

Learning how to drive can be a daunting task, particularly if you live in an urban or busy area. A lot of drivers seem to immediately lose their patience when they see an L plate,

Still, that hasn’t stopped Ireland’s youths from taking the first steps towards freedom. Carzone has released its motoring report for 2016, which shows that 20 per cent of Irish motorists first sat behind the wheel at the age of 17, with 41 per cent learning how to drive between the ages of 17 and 20. Practice meant perfect for more than half of those who took part in the research, who passed their test the first time round.

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