Could L-drivers start to learn at 16

Friday, 5th October, 2012

Driving at 16 but learning for a minimum of 12 months

Learner 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:- Statistically, an 18 year old driver is more than three times as likely to be involved in a crash as a 48 year old.
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.

cheap car insurance for learner drivers