Defensive course

Shamal Chand, Kuku Bau Rd, Nausori | Friday, June 2, 2017
Last week during my defensive driving course, I was told that one has to score over 80 per cent in order to pass.
This drain has been blocked for more than a week at Makoi in Nasinu. Picture: AJESH SAGAR
This drain has been blocked for more than a week at Makoi in Nasinu. Picture: AJESH SAGAR

The other day while enquiring about my result at LTA headquarters, I was told that I passed and was issued with a certificate.

Upon requesting to find out my marks, I was told that I scored 96 per cent. Now this means that I made some errors and mistakes which resulted in four marks being deducted.

If someone scores 80 per cent, then that's a pass. But let's not forget that the same person has done 20 per cent mistakes and the same mistakes are carried out daily by them while driving on our roads.

Defensive certificate is valid for six years from the date of issue, this means persons not scoring 100 per cent will keep repeating and continuing their mistakes for six years until they sit for another refresher course.

Why is 80 per cent a pass rate? Why not make 100/100 per cent a pass rate?

For example since I got 96 per cent and if I make a mistake on the road, who should be held responsible?

Is it me or the authority who issued me a certificate irrespective of knowing that I didn't make 100 per cent?

It would be much appreciated if the authority takes heed of the above mentioned issues and seriously consider making defensive test a 100 per cent pass instead of allowing 80 per cent as a pass rate.

Let's not take chances with 80 per cent pass rate.

Why not make it 100 per cent?

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