GOVERNMENT HAS ROLE
It seems everyone has an opinion on how to somewhat curtail all of these accidents on the roads. If you really break it down, it screams training and testing to me. Am I the best driver out there? Probably not, but I took the necessary training and passed my exam which was done by the government at the time. I would love to see the facts of how many collisions, and collisions causing death, have jumped since testing has been privatized. Gone are the days that if you couldn’t even parallel park in the testing lot you wouldn’t even get out on the road and you would fail automatically. Now it seems if you cry, beg, bargain, are the right sex or the right race you will get your licence handed to you without a care in the world. Yes, having the provincial government step in would cost money. But you ask anyone who has lost someone to a preventable accident how much they would give to get that loved one back, and it would far outweigh the cost to have a non-biased tester, test these drivers.
(The vast majority of private testing operations are legitimate and do a great job.)