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Shock test: Experienced drivers dump truck on the strip

Danish drivers are apparently not near as strong in the theory and driving skills, which, apparently, they even zooms around and think.

A recent study reveals that 81 out of 100 drivers think they can pass a new driving test – well and label-free prepare.

But something suggests that they are dreaming.

the Study, which the insurance company Codan made together with an examiner and Epinion, shows that not the least experienced drivers dump truck on the strip, if they are sent to the driving test.

The examiners tested among 15 experienced drivers, respectively, the theoretical and practical driving test.

All 15 – as-every day walk in traffic – dumped with a bang. All 15 failed the theory test, while ten also dumped in the practical test.

81% believe that they can pass a practical test of ”reasonably safe” or ”without problems”52% believe that they can pass the new theory test reasonably certain or without problemer72% of those who think that they run ”better” or ”much better” than the average, believe that they can pass the new theory test without any problems or reasonable sikkert85% of those who have held a driving licence for more than 30 years think that they can pass a driving test ”reasonably safe” or ”without problems”. For comparison, think 70% of the persons who have held a driving licence for 2-3 years, that they ”reasonably safe” or ”without problems” would be able to pass a practical køreprøve93% of those who believe that they are ”better” or ”much better” than average to drive a car believe that they would be able to pass the practical driving test without any problems or reasonably safely

Source: Codan/Epinion

Codan has also asked 1.250 drivers with driving licences to a number of questions. And the answers reveal that it is extremely bad to the theoretical knowledge about how one should behave in traffic.

- the Result surprises me not at all, says the examiner Lars Borg, who also is co-author of the book Ready to go.

- If you haven't been training since you passed the driving test for years back, so will virtually all of the dump. There has been much new in the theory, that it is impossible to pass. And with regard to the practical driving test, then dump truck drivers typically, they do not turn your head, fail to use the mirrors and not their the right right-of-way, says Lars Borg for the Extra Magazine.

much has happened since 1958, when this woman is driving test. Photo: Jacob Maarbjerg

Codan has made the investigation in connection with a campaign to get motorists to sharpen the attention in the traffic. Inattention is the cause of a large number of accidents on Danish roads.

And just the experienced drivers often have the attention to many other places than on the driving itself.

- We want to strike a blow for the danes to retain the respect of the traffic, as they had, just when they had got their driving licence. Our study shows that the more experienced drivers to be, the more they tend to overestimate their own driving skills, and thus sustain attention and forsigtigheden, says privatkundedirektør Camilla Amstrup of Codan for the Extra Magazine.

the Survey also shows that Danish users self-confidence is almost polished.

Only five percent of people with driving licences, assess their own driving skills to be poorer than average.

25% do not know that it is mandatory to inform themselves via the rear view mirror, side mirror and shoulder before you turn or change lanes.18% do not know the rule for the right right-of-way – in other words, we must hold back for others, if they come from the right – unless the signage indicates otherwise.30% don't know, that both cars have the primary responsibility for the tilkørende car can merge onto the highway at motorvejssammenfletninger.41% do not know that the minimum distance for parking at a junction is 10 metres.88% don't know that the left turn signals must be in time during the entire overhalingen on the highway.66% do not know that it is not mandatory to flash during overtaking on roads other than motorways.Only 17% know that the deep groove in the vehicle's tires at minimum, must be to 1.6 millimeters.

despite increased efforts over many years to bring the number of accidents down, then the curve is not broken for real.

Many of the Danish drivers take too easy on it when driving the car. Either they are careless, or overestimate their own abilities and drive too fast or too close, says Camilla Amstrup.

According to the examiner Lars Borg, studies show that 70 percent of drivers ' attention is inside the car – 30 percent is outside.

- It should be vice versa. Motorists are terribly inattentive and busy with a lot of different things that interfere with safe driving, says Lars Borg for the Extra Borg.

He personally believe that all drivers every five years should take a couple of hours with a driving instructor for theory and practice plastered.

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