Costs halt learner drivers

ITV news has learned that fewer people are taking their driving tests in the Midlands compared with last year.

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Instructors blame insurers for drop in learner drivers

A driving test centre in Birmingham is blaming the rising costs of driving for a decrease in the number of people taking their driving tests.

The West Midlands has seen a huge reduction in the number of tests being taken. More than 16500 fewer tests were taken in the year to March 2013, a drop of more than twelve percent.

Richard Smith is from Young Driver who train 11-17 year-olds how to drive.

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