Search

I can’t wait for another vote to divide us all

PUBLISHED: 12:30 21 April 2017

Time FM Steve Allen.

Time FM Steve Allen.

Archant

Another general election. That’s nice. It seems like ages since we had a vote that divided everyone.

On the day Theresa May announced the election they cancelled ITV’s Loose Women, so at least some good has come from this.

While people get ready to fight about the details of Brexit again I tried to look for a story that could bring us all together.

The driving test is being changed.

Anyone who has to share the road with others has probably thought the test needs updating, apart from bringing in retesting.

People who drive already seem less keen on that.

I think the additional training part of the test would be key.

It’s all very well being able to pass the basic test but if you’re going to use the roads it’s worth taking some advanced tuition.

Like a course on how to deploy the indicators on a BMW.

Really advanced and difficult stuff like that.

The new test will not test the driver on reversing round a corner, which makes sense.

The only time you need that skill is after you have just realised you’ve turned down the wrong side street and you are so flustered you do a manoeuvre that looks like it’s from the film The Italian Job.

Learners will now be required to reverse park into a parking space.

It’s similar to reversing round a corner but if you get it wrong you don’t just fail your test you also get a bill for some paint work.

It’s that higher jeopardy that will focus the learner’s mind.

When trying to reverse park under test conditions it can get confusing.

Some people will veer to the right, some veer to the left and some will mess things up.

So maybe it is like the election after all.

Tune into Steve’s show today on Time 107.5 FM at 2.15pm for the weekly East London News Review with the Recorder.

You can now download the podcast at audioboom.com/channel/the-east-london-news-review.

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Ilford News Stories

Yesterday, 17:37

A burglar who talked his way into people’s homes wearing a police uniform and even handcuffed one of his victims has been jailed for impersonating a police officer.

Yesterday, 13:45

Residents say it is “a miracle” that no one was hurt when a shop was destroyed by a blaze started by an incense stick yesterday.

Yesterday, 12:49

Residents flocked to Ken Aston Square, to celebrate St George’s Day.

Yesterday, 09:40

You might know there will be an general election in June but do you know who to vote for?

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now