Please share your experiences and strategies in the comments box below so we can all learn from each other. Since we started traveling by RV, we’ve noticed that in most RVer relationships, there’s a tendency for one person to do most, or even all, of the driving.Whatever the reason, we’d be interested to hear your views on this.Have you tried removing your roof sign and just using L-plates instead?Did it make any noticeable difference to the way other drivers behaved around you? If your learners feel they are being pushed into situations that they find difficult to deal with (or are not yet confident with), they are more likely to be hesitant and slow on the road.This will inevitably lead to following drivers trying their hardest to get past. ) gesture to the driver behind may encourage a bit more patience.Getting behind the wheel and firing up a 20,000 lb motorhome, or a truck plus trailer, is a whole ‘nother experience.
Therefore the risky or aggressive driver takes more chances around the driving school car; c) Have been conditioned by parents, friends and peers to HATE learner drivers – the bright decals and roof sign are like a red rag to a bull for some people, and they will do ANYTHING to get past ‘that damn learner’.Maybe her child has had a nasty accident at school? The fact is, we’re not mind-readers, so we don’t know what is going on in the world of the other driver. You can’t necessarily control aggressive tailgaters and the other driver’s behaviour, but you control your own.One day it may be us in a desperate rush to get somewhere and we might just drive a bit too close or take a risk we wouldn’t normally take. If you choose to retaliate and show anger or aggression in return, you’ll suffer from palpitations and increased blood pressure. Remember, if you have a pupil driving, you are a role model.As professional drivers and instructors, we have to accept that other drivers don’t always like keeping to the speed limit.It’s not our job to police, and by stopping the following driver from overtaking, we could actually encourage a much more dangerous situation to develop.