Revealed: N.Wales’ most hapless learner drivers
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.