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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Young drivers on road: Statistics

  • As many 5,419 people were killed or seriously injured in accidents involving at least one young car driver last year.
  • In 2011, 2,776 young people were killed or seriously injured on UK roads . Rural areas top the list of places that accidents are most likely to happen.
  • The single biggest cause of accidental death of young people aged 15-24 is road accident.
  • 40% of 17 year old males have an accident in their first six months of driving.
  • One in eight drivers is under 25, but they account for a third of people who die on UK roads.
  • 18-year-old driver is three times more likely to be involved in a crash than a 48 year-old driver.

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