Tourists should be required to sit an online driving test
Tourists should be required to sit an online driving test – safety campaigner
The government should ban overseas travellers from renting cars until they have first passed an online driving test, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.
Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who is an active road safety campaigner, says:
“There have been multiple accidents caused by foreign drivers who are utterly unaware of what they should be doing on our roads.”
“The International Driver’s Licence scheme works for people from countries that have similar roads and training. It certainly doesn’t work for many drivers from developing countries.”
“It’s not just a question of putting some questions and answers on a website and hoping people look there: the government needs to implement an interactive test that must be passed before a vehicle can be legally rented to a foreign driver.”
“There is already an online test available, but it’s optional, and I doubt it will really separate those who should and shouldn’t be using our roads.”