A third of parents are concerned about aggressive drivers
. This is one of our pet hates here at Marmalade too! Despite the fact that we have all been a learner at some point, some drivers have no patience and will tailgate, overtake and even honk their horn behind you! It’s frustrating, and can be unsettling for the learner but, just like bullies at school, you just need to rise above it. It’s helpful if this happens to just reassure the learner to stay calm. It goes without saying that, it would be counterproductive to start shouting, honking at or gesticulating to the aggressive drive (as tempting as it may be!).
We feel so strongly about the issue we launched a petition to Government
to impose stricter penalties to deter abusive behaviour on the road. Unfortunately, it was closed early due to the General Election (where all petitions were closed), and then the pandemic struck! As it is close to our hearts, we will re-launch this later this year. If you’re keen to get involved when we do, subscribe to our newsletter
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