Motorists ‘concerned’ about younger drivers

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 14:00
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LIMIT: Is the driving age too low?

Motorists are concerned about the capabilities of younger drivers, research by British Car Auctions (BCA) has revealed.

Ahead of the parliamentary debate on the learning process, which takes place from today, 35% of road users have insisted the minimum driving age should be increased.

Around four in ten of those respondents believe it should be raised to 21, with 40% overall believing road traffic accidents would be reduced.

Furthermore, 42% of survey participants called for mandatory retesting of drivers at regular intervals, with 52% specifying once every ten years as the ideal interim.

Tim Naylor, of BCA, said: “While a third of motorists expressed concerns about younger drivers, with a belief that road accidents would be reduced if the minimum driving age was raised, our research also showed that over half of drivers feel that the minimum age is fine as it is.

“Overall, this underlines there is plenty of room for debate on this topic.”

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