Thursday 4 September 2014 11.52am
I think I can answer the question on driving skills. According to the Istitute of Advanced Motorist's instructor who coached my husband for his advanced driving test, the drivers of the patrol cars receive no more training than they did to pass their initial driving test. The Class A police drivers, however, (who don't drive the regular patrol cars) are the most highly trained drivers in the world. They're used for things other than regular 999 calls, such as highspeeed pursuit. No idea why / how the patrol car drivers are allowed on the road without have, at the very least, passed the advance driving test. Personally, I think it's a disgrace.