>Some people live a considerable distance from a motorway and the cost, in a
>driving lesson would be out of the question. I agree with you that in
>theory it's a good idea, but realism just does not allow for it.
I'd agree that back home, that's true; but here in the States, I don't think
anyone lives that far from an Interstate (Freeway, Motorway, take your pick).
I think adding a mandatory course in defensive driving would be a wonderful
idea. Maybe a field trip to a crash site or two would help, as well. A
modest proposal, perhaps? ;)