New driving proposals could soon see newly qualified motorists made to carry a parental permission slip before getting behind the wheel to boost sa
New driving proposals could soon see newly qualified motorists made to carry a parental permission slip before getting behind the wheel to boost safety. Minsters want to cut down on young driver’s freedoms with contracts signed by parents imposing strict conditions, according to The Sun.
Speaking to The Sun, AA President Edmund King said: “Guardian agreements could be a useful tool in focusing the minds of parents and their teenagers on the risks of driving.”
Many countries already offer a graduated licence scheme to monitor the behaviour of young driver’s on the road.
Recently qualified drivers in the Republic of Ireland must take part in a two year probation period with “N” plates for novices being compulsory.
Inexperienced drivers must also observe lower drink drive limits to cut down on young people driving while under the influence of alcohol.
In contrast it is not compulsory to install green “P” plates on vehicles in the UK with this being an optional extra for those who have recently passed their test.
In many areas across the United States, Australia and New Zealand, it is against the law to drive at night by themselves.
These areas have also imposed restrictions on the number of passengers which can sit in their cars.
The RAC has pushed for a review into introducing graduated licence schemes across the UK with the group desperate for a review into driving education.
Spokesperson Pete Williams says other graduated Licence schemes have been “successful” in reducing accidents among young people.
He has pushed for a “package of measures” including more detailed driver training to help those who have just passed their tests.
He said: “Evidence from other countries where some form of graduated driver licensing is used shows that it has been successful in reducing the number of collisions involving young drivers.
“But in order for it to be as effective as possible it has to be part of an overall package of measures including more extensive driver education.”