Tough tests now for the UK

One in eight licence holders in Britain is under 25, but one in four drivers who die on our roads are in this age group, often taking their young girlfriends and mates and other innocent road users to their grave too. You can obtain a provisional licence at 17, and must pass a theory test and a practical driving test in order to obtain a full driving licence. This isn’t enough. Brake wants ‘graduated licensing’ to allow novice drivers to build up their driving skills and experience gradually. Brake wants three stages: Stage 1 Learner period for a minimum of 12 months; Stage 2 Novice period for a minimum of two years during which time there will be restrictions placed on the driver (such as not driving late at night); Stage 3 Full licence. We also want compulsory curriculum education on the dangers of driving.

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