Wednesday, 23 November 2011

ABI Calls For Partial Driving Licences For Young Drivers

Newly qualified young drivers should not be given full driving licences straight away, in an attempt to bring down the cost of young drivers insurance, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has announced.

The ABI has said that the number of young drivers killed on the roads every year in Britain could be significantly reduced by not issuing a full licence and by imposing a curfew on night driving, with a ban on driving between 11pm - 4am, very similar to the restrictions put in place by iKube’s black box insurance.

Malcolm Tarling, an ABI spokesperson, commented:

"Despite falling road accident figures, too many young people are being killed or seriously injured on our roads."

He added that around 18 people a day are killed or injured in car crashes involving young drivers under 25.

The ABI's proposal is that young people learning to drive need to spend at least a year learning before taking a driving test. The ABI have also asked for a ban on young drivers taking an intensive driving course over a short period of time.

In addition to this the ABI have also called for a second driving test two years after the newly qualified driver gets a full driving licence.

The ABI believe that by imposing these restrictions on young motorists the cost of young drivers insurance could be reduced to more reasonable levels, over time.

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