Oh joy. My sister-in-law is learning to drive, and her driving-school instructor told her that when she’s in a lane on the highway that’s about to end, she should accelerate to the very end of the lane and then cut back in just as the lane ends.
Of course, I’ve known about people who drive like this for years. Who hasn’t encountered one of these assholes? But it’s certainly news to me that there are driving instructors out there who are teaching people to drive like this! Other gems from this imbecile include “you don’t have to slow down in a school zone”.
When any asshole who can spell his own name is allowed to teach driving school, it’s no wonder we have so many shitty drivers on our roads. It’s funny how we will commit huge resources to saving relatively small numbers of lives in other areas of society, but we don’t seem willing to do something about the absurdly high casualty rates on our national highways. Idiots like this driving instructor are a big part of the problem, along with the bizarre notion that a driver’s license is for life.
Personally, I’d strongly push for periodic re-testing. Everyone should have to re-test for his license every 5 years. And as for driving instructors like the cretin who’s giving bad advice to my sister in law? They should be drawn and quartered. Slowly.