Young drivers face more restrictions

Saturday 17th November, 2012 at 11:11 COMMENTS (0)

Young drivers 'could' be banned from carrying passengers who are not members of their own family in a bid to cut the number of deaths on the roads. 

More than 1,500 17 to 24-year-olds in the UK were killed or seriously injured while driving a car last year, according to the Department for Transport. 

They accounted for 25% of all car deaths and injuries in 2011. 

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is considering measures which could cut the number of accidents involving young motorists. 

"There is a suggestion as to whether you should look at a restriction whether anyone could carry passengers for six or nine months when they have first passed their test," he said. 

"There are suggestions about them only perhaps being allowed to take a family member to drive a car when you are learning, you have to have a qualified driver in the car.  So these are all sorts of areas that I think we can look at."

Read about an alternative solution and add your thoughts>


No Comments posted yet

Post a comment

  Please provide valid email address.
Email addresses are never displayed. HTML is not permitted. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically generated. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Email addresses will never be published but may be added to our mailing list.

Name: (required)

E-Mail: (required, never displayed)

optional : Will be hidden ready for approval



Receive email when someone replies.
Subscribe to this blog by email.


To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security text shown in the image.



Karens School of Motoring Blog covers all aspects of learning to drive. Subscribe now to be kept informed!

Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook