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Radical Changes on the Way for New Drivers?

A new safety campaign by charity Brake could result in radical changes for young drivers passing their tests after recently released figures suggest that in excess of 8000 young people have been killed in road traffic accidents in the past 10 years.

Proposals include banning newly qualified drivers from driving after 11pm or only allowing them to carry certain passengers.

The proposals are supported by the insurance industry on the basis that reducing road deaths would bring down risk and cut insurance premiums for all drivers, but particularly inexperienced and new drivers. Nick Starling, director of general insurance and health at the Association of British Insurers, said: “The current learning to drive regime is failing young people, as there is much more to driving than simply passing the driving test."