Re­vealed: N.Wales’ most hap­less learner driv­ers

North Wales Weekly News - - WRITTEN BY YOU -

BE­ING orig­i­nally from North­wich, Cheshire, I have to ad­mit that the thought of learn­ing to drive on the ru­ral roads of North Wales filled me with dread.

The prospect of nav­i­gat­ing nar­row and steep lanes with sharp bends, and of com­ing across badgers, foxes or any other an­i­mals, just didn’t ap­peal to me.

North­wich is very built up by com­par­i­son and is only a stone’s throw from ma­jor roads lead­ing to big cities like Manch­ester and Liver­pool.

I have tried learn­ing in a man­ual car, but strug­gled with the com­bi­na­tion of hav­ing to use the clutch and gear box.

I’m cur­rently hav­ing lessons in an au­to­matic at the Ban­gor Driv­ing Academy with my in­struc­tor Irene Sargeant, where I’m mainly driv­ing through Ban­gor and around the sur­round­ing roads and vil­lages.

From my own ex­pe­ri­ence, I can now see why the pass rate for prac­ti­cal driv­ing tests in Pwll­heli is so high in com­par­i­son to the rest of the UK, as Gwynedd on the whole is a very ru­ral area.

There are no mo­tor­ways, few dual car­riage­ways and smaller round­abouts, so North Wales for me has ac­tu­ally turned out to be a great place to drive.

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