Young driver’s safety
The Association of British Insurers recommends a more graduated scheme of learning for new drivers
Young drivers are typically involved in more fatal and serious road traffic accidents than other age groups. The ABI has recommended that new drivers have a more graduated introduction into learning to drive, measures suggested include:
1. A minimum 12 month driving period before a test can be taken
2. No intensive driver training
3. Graduated driver licencing, to restrict the number of passengers and include a driving curfew
4. Lower blood alcohol limit
The ABI comments that decreasing the number of accidents involving young drivers will eventually decrease the cost of insurance, which can be in the £1,000s for new drivers.