Young drivers may be prevented from carrying any passengers other than family members under proposals being considered by the government, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Patrick McLoughlin, secretary of state for transport, said:
“I read regular reports where three or four young people have been killed in a car and it’s a new driver and you wonder what happened,”
“When I talk to young people who have recently passed their test what they say sometimes there is peer pressure is put on them to go fast, to show off.
“They are not anticipating an accident, but something goes wrong. They are not drivers with a huge amount of experience by the very fact of their being new drivers. I think we have got to look at that.
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