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Young drivers to face curbs

Young drivers may be prevented from carrying any passengers other than family members under proposals being considered by the Government, reports the Daily Telegraph.

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Ministers rule out young driver road safety scheme

Improving the safety and ability of young drivers is a key priority for the Government which is why we have made the driving test more realistic and are also considering how to improve training for drivers after they pass their test.

There are no plans to introduce graduated licensing in England and Wales.

However, we are working with young people, the insurance industry and other key partners to identify what more can be done to ensure that newly qualified drivers are properly prepared and drive safely.

We will consider carefully any ideas that reduce the risks of accidents involving young drivers.

– A Department for Transport spokesman

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