Post by Dan S. MacAbre Post by Fruitiest of Fruitcakes
Women (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/women)and people of colour
are significantly less likely than white men to pass UK practical driving
tests, according to data analysed by the Guardian.
Figures released by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) after a
freedom of information request show black women had the lowest pass rates
(32%) and white men the highest (56%). The figures, covering 2008-17, also
show all women had a pass rate of 43% and all men 50%.
Women’s groups and racial equality charities said the figures, revealed as
part of the Guardian’s Bias in Britain series, were “depressing” and
showed that women from black and minority ethnic groups were victims of
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What a load of bullshit.
Could it not just be that white men have more confidence and a better
aptitude to driving?
I actually hate driving.
That’s interesting, because I am coming round to hating it.
I enjoyed it many decades ago when I passed my test, but recent rapid
increases in traffic volumes have made driving more and more stressful.
Post by Dan S. MacAbre
If they could do something to increase one's
confidence (while remaining realistic about one's ability), I'd love to
hear about it. It's just as well that the missus doesn't like being a
passenger (it makes her sick, for some reason), otherwise we would
hardly ever go anywhere.
Unfortunately, my wife gets travel sick as well; but usually when having to
sit on the back seat of someone’s car. With me that is not a problem as
there are usually only the two of us. However, she failed two driving tests
when in her twenties and then gave up learning. Therefore I am stuck with
driving whether I like it or not.
What makes things slightly worse is that I have a free bus pass, and could
just walk 50 yards to the bus stop and catch one of the 15 minute frequency
service from there. She does not qualify for free bus travel until next
March, so would have to pay if we wanted to go anywhere together, and due to
the travel sickness problems she has to be careful (if possible) where she
sits on the bus.
This problem is made worse by her impending retirement in the new year, as
she keeps dropping hints about holidays of the short break variety. I fear
that my future days are going to be filled by transporting her around the
which is not my idea of fun. I would like someone else to do the driving,
either by coach or train - but fear that the sickness potential will rule
coach tours, as it has already ruled out sea cruises and flying to
Oh dear:( What do you think you would be able to do that you could enjoy?
I have been driving for many decades and although I rarely use it, still
have my own car. I hate the idea of giving it up:(