Insurance costs deter young drivers

It's been the first priority for generations of teenagers - pass your driving test and get a car. But now soaring costs of motoring are making thousands of young people think again. Malcolm Shaw explains.


Young people 'put off' driving

The number of young people taking driving tests has dropped almost a fifth in the past five years as the economic downturn, high insurance costs and demographic changes begin to transform a generation's relationship with cars.