Learner driver Nancy Webb says thanks to Toowoomba drivers for their patience, Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle
Learner driver Nancy Webb says thanks to Toowoomba drivers for their patience, Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle Kevin Farmer

Toowoomba learner driver says thank you

LEARNER driver Nancy Webb is so impressed with the kindness of Toowoomba drivers that she wrote a letter to The Chronicle thanking them.

Just like many learner drivers, Miss Webb feels embarrassed stalling at the lights and bunny-hopping around corners, but she said it was the only way to learn.

"I find Toowoomba drivers are very considerate," Miss Webb said.

"I've only had a few people honk me and make me feel uncomfortable.

"I just wanted to make people aware of what learner drivers go through.

"If people express their impatience then learner drivers can become nervous and make unsafe decisions," she said.

The letter was posted on The Chronicle's Facebook page and it received a mixed response from readers.

Many people thanked Miss Webb for her acknowledgement and others said their experience of learning to drive in Toowoomba was not as pleasant.

With 60 hours behind the wheel, Miss Webb said learning a new skill in front of everyone was difficult.

"How drivers react can have a huge impact on the learner's future so it is important people remain courteous," Miss Webb said.

WHAT YOU HAD TO SAY ON FACEBOOK

Tammy Breeze: Everyone needs to remember we were all learners once!

Michele Fowler: Well done Toowoomba drivers and you also, young lady. Stay safe on the road and enjoy many years of driving.

Janey Dyson: Lovely to hear some positive feedback. I always try to give learners space and time and be patient with them so it is nice to hear it's appreciated.

Alyssa Gabrielle Dietz: Not my experience at all. Toowoomba drivers are the most impatient bunch around.


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