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Should defensive driving courses be mandatory?

By Ecartar . Created on 01 Apr, 2021
As an extra road safety measure, should the completion of an approved defensive driving course be mandatory prior to getting your licence or having it reinstated after disqualification?
Vehicles 269 votes | 35 Comments
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Sherrynne said a week ago
should be part of school curriculum
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Ecartar said a week ago
Hi Sherrynne, I totally agree.
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Julie said a week ago
Definitely, even now after driving for more than 30 years I hope I know what to do incase of an accident/emergency
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Ecartar said a week ago
Hi Julie. One thing I have learnt from the courses I did is that you constantly keep improving if you apply the lessons.
David said a week ago
This might go some way to minimizing the poor driving habits of many. Having completed this training in the past it should comprise both a classroom presentation and a practical component. A practical component could be "on the road" or via a simulation.
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Ecartar said a week ago
Hi David. Completely agree, the best way in my opinion would be classroom followed by a simulator.
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Dee said 4 weeks ago
Absolutely! What harm could it do, only good!
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Ecartar said a week ago
Hi Dee, I agree with you.
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EarthnWombat said on Apr 14, 2021
The several years of progression for a full driver's licence is absurd and ridiculous. There is no need for the current system at all. What's needed is a compulsory defensive driving skills course for all new drivers regardless of age.
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Mary said on Apr 13, 2021
Indeed they should ,
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ChrisWho said on Apr 13, 2021
Driving courses should be mandatory for everyone wanting a licence. Anyone who fails their driving course can try again in 6 months. Fail 3 and you don't get a licence. We would reduce congestion and the road toll. Of course, the government would not make as much money off fines and so would never accept this.
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Mary said on Apr 13, 2021
They make no revenue if every one obeys the law simple as that ,why blame the Governments if you do the right thing ??
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Ecartar said on Apr 13, 2021
Hi ChrisWho, While I agree that taking basic lessons through a registered driving school is worthwhile, would an additional defensive driving course be helpful?
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kitty said on Apr 13, 2021
We made sure both our children did a defensive driving course once they had their license
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Ecartar said on Apr 13, 2021
Hi Kitty, We also made it a condition for our children, they are now doing the same for their children.