Just a week after having a rant about young drivers, which you can read about here, I write this after returning from the theory test with the teenage driver in my household. I suppose that’s what you call timing.

I have also just spoken to the mother of a teenage driver, who passed her test after an intensive course and weeks later no longer has a car. That’s because she wrote it off. There is a lesson there somewhere.

Thank you for the responses to last week’s blog. Certainly many other countries seem to have an approach to driving that is very mature and worth emulating.

For an automotive dinosaur like me the whole concept of completing the theory part of the driving test like a toned-down Grand Theft Auto seems rather alarming.

Back in the very old days, after you had traumatised the examiner with your recently acquired driving skills you then got three random questions usually involving the stopping distance of a Standard 10.

Over the last few weeks all the Ruppert family members feel as though they have been through the test, because there are so many online questionnaires you can do. Plus you can buy DVDs to do the hazard perception test.