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Young drivers could have to learn for a year before getting their licence

Young Drivers

Full article available on The Telegraph

Young motorists could be banned from driving at night and carrying passengers under plans put forward by insurance companies.

Drivers under 24 could face tough new restrictions for the first six months after passing their tests in a bid to cut road accidents.

They would also have to learn for a year under radical proposals put forward by the Association of British Insurers.

The insurance group said something must be done as an 18-year-old is three times more likely to be in a car crash as their parent.

Nick Starling, director general of insurance at the ABI, said the measures are necessary to stop "over confident" young drivers causing "major catastrophes" for themselves and others.

He said the most common situation for accident is a young driver "late at night with friends in the back of the car".

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