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    learner drivers vs sunday driver?

    "learner drivers" are the ones being trained, so the drivers who just got the license and pretty much inexperience putting a poster like "Best begininer" on the back window of a car. What are they called? "inexperienced driver" or "Sunday driver"?

    11.5)New technologies seldom have just a single impact, and there’s no contradiction in believing that online tools can both ________________. You can use a hammer to build a house; you can also use it to break your thumb. Complex technologies, especially, often require considerable skill to use well. Automobiles are amazing tools, but we all know how learner drivers can terrorize the road. Looking at the Internet and concluding that the main impact is to

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    Re: learner drivers vs sunday driver?

    I found the term 'novice drivers' on http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licen...ce-drivers.asp

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    Re: learner drivers vs sunday driver?

    "Learner driver" seems odd to me. I would say "inexperienced."

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    Re: learner drivers vs sunday driver?

    "Learner driver" is a common enough term in AusE. They typically have 'L' plates on their cars. It means they don't have a licence yet. The P-plates mean "provisional licence", which people in Australia get for 12 months before an "Open licence".
    https://www.google.com/search?q=%22L...w=1366&bih=596
    A Sunday driver, by contrast, is often an old person who used to drive well, but now only ventures out occasionally. S/he doesn't have to be old but the connotation is that the person does not brave the city traffic during the week.

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    Re: learner drivers vs sunday driver?

    It is the slowness and timidity of the driving that marks a "Sunday driver."

    We don't have these "L"s in the US. Sounds like a good idea.

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