New research shows nearly a quarter of young drivers in the north west have admitted to crashing their car after passing their test.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists says younger people simply don't feel prepared for driving on their own.
The Institute says the current system is failing the next generation of motorists, and is calling for a serious review.
Chris Hudson is an Approved Driving Instructor:
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