A mother has told ITV News Central she is spending money on private tuition to teach her 12 year-old son to drive now, as she's certain costs will rise by the time he's 18.
Janie Alalwi bought her son driving lessons for his twelfth birthday. He is learning to drive at a school in Birmingham for 11-17year-olds.
The numbers of people taking driving tests in the Midlands have fallen by more than 23,000 in the year to March 2013. Experts say rising costs of running cars are to blame.
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The family of a teenage boy who died after a hit-and-run in Leicester are urging the public to help find the driver of the car.
Dry with bright or sunny periods, allowing temperatures to rise a little higher, making it feel warm in the light winds.
There will be plenty of sunshine across the region today and it will be generally warmer, with a light south-westerly breeze.