UK millenials lack basic motor knowledge, study shows

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    Leon Thomas
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    According to a poll of over 2,000 British motorists, just 27 per cent of 18 to 23-year-olds can change a tyre and over a third of millenials would str
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    jim walker

    You don’t say! lets be truthful if it cant be done on their phone they ain’t got a clue. It must be time the driving test included a practical test of the safety basics such as, checking tyres, topping up washers, replacing wipers, checking and changing bulbs. its not exactly rocket science.

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    Richard Bruce

    Yes I do agree with Jim, however have we not got ourselves to blame. for example, it seems to be the trend that all teenagers go out and buy brand new cars, the new cars do not have spare wheels!!! they have tyre pressure systems so they think it only need air in tyres when warning light comes. same with oil , coolant and screen wash. it all soon won’t be a problem as we won’t be able to move on the roads due to be overcrowded.

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    jim walker

    I agree with Richard to some extent, however if teenagers don’t know how to check the basic safety items then it follows that they don’t know the consequences of not checking them and the potential danger to others they may cause. further to this it follows that they don’t also understand that the car is a dangerous pice of equipment and can have catastrophic consequences if used or maintained incorrectly. lets not beat about the bushes, driving licences should only be issued to those over 21 years of age or issued in power categories similar to licenses for motorcycles, more controversially I BELIEVE THAT EVERYBODY SHOULD UNDER GO 10 YEARLY ASSESSMENTS TO CONTINUE TO DRIVE. Driving is a skill or profession what other skill or profession does not require continued and accessed development

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    Steph Savill

    Oh that this was just a Millennial issue. First time MOT failures re dangerous tyres for example. Too easy to blame first time young drivers. Too many motorists of all ages treat cars like white goods. If it breaks, get a new one – not thinking about road safety implications. A staggering number of us drive without breakdown cover too.

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