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Worries over Manchester drivers misunderstanding road signs

3rd April 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

There are worries that thousands of Manchester-based drivers cannot read basic road signs.

Manchester Evening News reported that figures obtained through Freedom of Information laws show that at least 3,144 learner drivers in the area required translators to get them through their practical test last year, marking a rise from 2,274 in 2010/11 and 1,561 in the preceding year.

Bernie Price, a Didsbury driving instructor, told the news provider: “More and more people are doing it and it’s not right.
“The system is open to abuse because you don’t know what the translator is saying. They should ban it.”

The news provider revealed that West Didsbury has the highest number of interpreters used in tests.

It is vital that motorists learn basic road signs in order for them to properly navigate the roads, or they could increase their chances of an accident, especially in adverse weather conditions.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801565828-ADNFCR


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