Novice drivers, 2007

Submitted by: The Management Committee 

The National Council of Women, concerned about the current high casualty rates amongst young drivers, and aware of the recommendations of the House of Commons Transport Committee’s Report on Novice Drivers (July 2007), urges the Department for Transport to respond to the recommendations of this Report on Novice Drivers with a speedy evaluation and implementation of measures that will reduce the accident risks both faced and posed by novice drivers, taking account, in particular, of the Committee’s proposals for:  

(a)  a structured form of driver training with a mandatory minimum period of learning;

(b) education programmes aimed at changing attitudes towards driving;  

(c) an improved driving test; and 

(d) restrictions on driving during a probationary period after passing the test. 

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