THE ABI says that people “should be made to learn for at least a year”.
Teentrack fully endorses the idea. Young drivers need to experience different road conditions, weather and be taught how to anticipate new situations with the guidance of experienced drivers. For example, wet roads, snow, dusk, bright sunshine, built up areas etc.
We are not necessarily advocating more expensive driving lessons, but more opportunities to sit in a car getting valuable experience from those who have been on the roads for longer.
Some people are complaining, saying it’s an excuse for more money to be paid out for driving instructors. But ABI have looked at the evidence:
More crashes take place during the hours of 11pm and 4am.
The higher the number of passenger, the higher the risk of fatalities
The use of alcohol and people who are unsure of their limits
So by pushing for change, there can only be one outcome. LESS DEATHS OF YOUNG PEOPLE
What do you think? Let us know your thoughts.