Learner dies after car stalls on level crossing in Poland
Safety at level crossing across Europe and responsibility of driving test examiners under the spotlight
Terrible news from the continent this week as a young driver taking her driving test, lost her life after stalling on a level crossing. The examiner (according to eyewitnesses) allegedly jumped out and cleared the area, without attempting to help the stricken driver. First things first, our thoughts are with the family of the young driver.
But now the inquest into why and how could this situation have been avoided? Could the examiner have done more to help or was it simply human nature?
Should level crossing safety be reviewed? Is this a suitable task to complete on a driving test? There’s no doubt in the value of practicing these with a qualified instructor, however on test, is there an argument to say a test is an experience filled with such nerves and these mistakes can happen, so should be avoided?
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