Learning to drive ... the wrong way up a one-way street
Police in the French town of Périgueux were surprised to find that a driver they stopped going the wrong way up a one-way street was a learner driver, accompanied by her driving instructor. What’s more the instructor’s licence had been suspended.
Police stopped the car on Tuesday and found a learner receiving less-than-adequate instruction.
Her instructor had told her to turn down a one-way street … going the wrong way.
They were even more surprised when they examined the instructor’s driving licence and found it had been suspended several months beforehand.
It’s not the first time that Périgueux, in the south-western Dordogne region, has had a problem with a driving instructor.
One had his licence confiscated in July when he ran into a traffic cone and was found to have 3.12 grammes of alcohol in his blood.
He was alone and not working at the time, however.
In former Socialist presidential candidate Ségolène Royal’s Poitou-Charentes region, driving schools are up in arms over a plan to teach the highway code in schools.
They complain that they weren’t consulted about the idea, which is still at an early stage, and say that the class sizes envisaged would be impractical.