Rough Ride – A Bumpy Road Ahead for Driving Schools
Potholes can be a serious danger to motorists and an expensive inconvenience for driving instructors. With the economic downturn hitting the industry, instructors are tending to hold back from buying a new tuition vehicle to save money on loan repayments with many more older driving school cars on the road. Older cars with increasingly worn suspension systems and less noise reduction can have difficulty in dealing with a rough road surface. The added noise factor from damaged roads can be a hindrance when delivering verbal instructions and disturb a pupil’s concentration.
Learner drivers tend to stare straight ahead and not look into the distance far enough which often leads to an instructor grabbing the wheel in order to swerve and avoid potholes at the last instance. Tyre damage can be severe and holes difficult to see if it has been raining heavily and standing water hides them from view.
The dangers are even more acute for those taking motorcycle training in Nottingham. A slippery road surface combined with potholes can be a nightmare for motorcyclists and car drivers must give them enough room should they need to swerve to avoid …