Imagine Not Being Allowed To Drive After 11pm Or Only Being Able To Carry Certain Passengers. Well That Could Become Reality For New Drivers If A Road Safety Campaign Is Successful.

Young Drivers Hit The Headlines Again This Month After A New Campaign Was Launched Asking The Government To Radically Overhaul The Learn-to-drive System.

Road Safety Charity Brake Is Appealing To MPs To Make Some Serious Changes To The Current Scheme, Which Gives New Drivers A Full Licence After The Driving Test Is Passed, From The Age Of 17.

According To Brake, A Revamp Of The Way Driving Licences Are Issued Would Cut The Number Of Road Deaths In The UK By Giving Motorists Better Training. In The Last Ten Years Alone, There Have Been 8,109 Young Lives Lost In Road Accidents.

The Insurance Industry Is Supporting The Campaign In The Hope That Reducing Road Deaths Will Bring Down Risk And Cut The Cost Of Car Insurance For Everyone, Especially Young People

and New Drivers. In 2010, The Transport Select Committee Agreed That Better Driver Training Was Key To Cutting The Cost Of Motor Insurance In The Long-term.

 

Nick Starling, Director Of General Insurance And Health At The Association Of British Insurers, Said: “The Current Learning To Drive Regime Is Failing Young People, As There Is Much More To Driving Than Simply Passing The Driving Test.

“Too Many Youngsters Get Behind The Wheel Ill-equipped For Unsupervised Driving. This Is Why We Have Long Advocated Structured Learning To Help Young Drivers Build Up Their Driving Skills Gradually And Safely,And Graduated Licensing For Newly Qualified Drivers.”

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