Could L-drivers start to learn at 16
Friday, 5th October, 2012
Driving at 16 but learning for a minimum of 12 monthsLearner Drivers should be allowed on the roads at 16 then spend at least a year with L-plates before being allowed to take a practical test, insurers have said.
In a bid to cut accident rates, they also called for young drivers to face:-
- Zero alcohol limit
- Restrictions on driving between 11pm and 4am
- Limit amount of young passengers they can carry
More than a 27% of motor personal injury insurance claims over £500,000 result from a crash involving a driver aged 17 to 24.
A minimum 12 month learning process would enable young drivers to gain more supervised practice
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) say that we must do more to help young drivers deal better with the dangers of driving.
We have received many messages from worried teenagers regarding rumours of the minimum driving age going up to 18 in the UK.