Many new drivers appear to have serious confidence issues such as being unable to emerge into or merge with flowing traffic from side roads or filter lanes. This causes many problems with frustrated motorists stuck behind them and doubtless the cause of many of the shunts we see in slow traffic. Driving instructers from all the leading schools rarely seem to put their students into situations where they can practice these common manoeuvres. This needs to be implemented in the driver training curriculum as does a mandatory drive along Sheik Zayed Road (or similar) entering or leaving it before a pupil can be deemed fit for their test.