Most experienced drivers know the least, Highway Code tests reveal
opposite ends of the driving experience spectrum need to brush up on
the rules of the road according to the results of a Highway Code
test by online insurance experts, elephant.co.uk. The company
tested over 3,000 people on their knowledge of the tougher roads
sign and other regulations and it was motorists over 60s and those
aged 17 to 21 that failed to make the grade.
1st place – 40 to 49
2nd place – 50 to 59 year olds
3rd place – 30 to 39 year olds
4th place – 22 to 29 year olds
5th place – 17 to 21 year olds
6th place – 60+ year olds
For the 17 to 21 year
olds, it was the men that dragged the overall score down as female
drivers in the age group bucked the trend. For the men, 17 to 21
year olds were worst overall, but young female drivers in the same
age group took a commendable 2nd place in the women’s ranks.
Overall, men who took the test scored better than women.
elephant.co.uk managing director, Brian Martin said:- “It’s
interesting to see the two extreme age groups performing the worst
in our test.
Perhaps the over 60s have forgotten what they were
taught and maybe the younger drivers simply weren’t paying enough
attention when they were learning.
It’s interesting that those
in their 40s and 50s wouldn’t have sat the theory test which was
introduced in 1996 but came top in our test. It seems to have done
little to teach drivers the Highway Code.”
Although the over 60s and 17 to 21 year olds scored the lowest, the
study also revealed that more than half of everyone tested
completely failed to identify the sign for a T-junction with
priority over vehicles from the right, and 2/5ths failed to identify
the correct sequence for traffic lights at a junction.
million school given green light in Liverpool
planning permission has been granted by Liverpool City Council for
the new £25 million King David School campus in Childwall. The Childwall Road scheme is part of Liverpool’s £400 million Building
Schools for the Future project which is replacing or refurbishing
every secondary school in the city.
It will see the existing King David Primary and King David High
Schools replaced with brand new buildings on a combined site.
The project will also include a new nursery, and a replacement for
the Harold House youth and community centre which will be used by
Councillor Keith Turner, executive member for education, said:-
“This is fantastic news for the local community and means that we
can crack on with delivering a first class school and community
facility for the area. The new King David High and Primary
Schools will provide a top quality education for entire generations
of schoolchildren and make sure they get the best possible education
in a brilliant learning environment. It will also create a
21st century facility which can be used by the whole of the local
community. Our Building Schools for the Future scheme will
completely transform education for secondary school pupils in
Liverpool and give our children a great start in life.”
Max Steinberg, Chair of Governors at King David High and chair of
the campus executive steering group, added:- “We were
delighted at the news of the outline planning approval today. The campus scheme, which will bring together a high school, a
primary school, a kindergarten and a youth and community centre,
will be a major asset both for the Jewish and wider community. Throughout the last couple of years we have worked very closely with
Liverpool city council and we look forward to starting on site early
next year to deliver a fantastic new state of the art facility in
Work will begin at the start of 2009 and is expected to be completed
by the autumn of 2010.