- One in eight drivers is under the age of 25 and they account for one third of the number of people who die on the country's roads, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
- It is estimated that an 18-year-old driver is three times more likely to be involved in a crash than a motorist 30 years older.
- In 2011, drivers between 17 and 19 were involved in 12,000 crashes, of which more than half resulted in serious or fatal injuries.
- The ABI has also called for a curfew banning young drivers from the roads at night.
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