A Department for Transport spokesman said it was hoped that new proposals would provoke debate about the safety of young drivers.
Young drivers drive around 5 per cent of all the miles driven in Britain, but are involved in about 20 per cent of the crashes where someone is killed or seriously injured.
We are committed to improving safety for young drivers and reducing their insurance costs - that is why we are publishing a Green Paper later in the year setting out our proposals. This will include a discussion about how people learn to drive.
The research report has been produced by the Transport Research Laboratory under commission by the Department for Transport and it, amongst other things, has informed the Green Paper.
For the first year, newly qualified drivers would be hit by a curfew running between 10pm and 5am unless they were carrying a passenger aged over 30, as well as a ban on carrying anyone younger than that age if they were under it themselves.
More than one fifth of deaths on Britain's roads in 2011 involved drivers aged 17 to 24, and around 10% of novice drivers are caught committing an offence within their probationary period.
Teenagers face having to wait an extra year before being allowed to take a driving test under proposals being looked at by the Government.
Tighter rules aimed at cutting the number of accidents involving young motorists have been put forward that include issuing probationary licences only from the age of 18.
The Government-commissioned report by the Transport Research Laboratory suggests introducing a 12 month "learner stage" that would require drivers to clock up at least 100 hours of daytime and 20 hours of night-time supervised practice.
Many motorists have welcomed the launch of a new 'super-camera' designed to catch speeding drivers, although others surveyed on the ITV News Facebook page labelled it a "cash cow".
Helen Clare was among a majority of readers who backed the anti-speeding device, saying:
We don't want drivers speeding through our towns and past our schools because they hurt and kill people. If you don't speed you won't get fined. I say double and treble the fine each time a driver is caught speeding.
– Helen Clare
Fellow Facebook user Steve Gizzy agreed that drivers who were caught speeding only had themselves to blame:
Speed limits are put in place for a reason. I obey the speed limits, yet most drive 50 mph in 30 mph zones so deserve to be pulled over. If you can't slow down or be considerate in built-up places then it's your own fault.
– Steve Gizzy
However, many others believed that councils had introduced the speed cameras simply to make money, such as Adrian Murphy who said:
This isn't just a speed camera, it's designed to catch the most trivial offence. Some traffic systems are set up to make it almost impossible not to offend. It's a cash cow
Councils have unveiled a super-camera which is capable of catching up to 50 times more drivers as they break the speed limit.
The £17,000 speed cameras are being snapped up by local authorities across the country as they would be able to find drivers for a greater range offences.
Some critics are already arguing the new system - known as ZenGrab LaneWatch Mk2 - will simply use motorists as "cash cows", while fining drivers for every contravention to boost council income would be "immoral".
The new cameras can also track drivers who wander into yellow box junctions or make prohibited turns.