The Institute of Advanced Motorists has called on the Government to adopt a "more positive approach that encourages new drivers to gain experience rather than denying them the opportunity to do so".
A spokesman said: "The first thing the Government must do is revise the driving test to include rural roads where most young drivers die or are injured."
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