I would love the British driving standard!
Here in Canada they have a three stage licensing system in place (not all of Canada as places like Quebec have their own rules and regulations).
Stage 1 - You get a license after a written test to be able to drive with a licensed driver in the car. This license is for one year.
Stage 2 - You can drive on your own, including motorways (something they haven't tested you on at this stage). However no alcohol allowed at all and you must be off the road at certain hours. You have this license for one year (earlier if you take a road safety course). The insurance cost is astronomical.
Stage 3 - Your full license, a highway test is done to achieve this. You can now have a drink (keeping within the legal limit and be on the road at all hours.
Interesting thing is most people take their test in the summer when the weather is ideal. They don't do it in the winter which is when the real challenge starts as the roads are slick, piles of snow are at the side in banks and visibility isn't great when windy and the snow blows.
Here as soon as a snowy day happens there are multiple delays due to accidents as a result. My first winter it was easy to see why, people running lights, following way too closely and speeding. Things you shouldn't do in any weather let alone wintry conditions.
Which is why in the winter you get news like the below.