2,000 young drivers in Wales have licences revoked in year

More than 2,000 young drivers in Wales had their licences revoked last year, according to the DVLA. Now a new campaign is hoping to highlight the importance of sticking to the speed limit.

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Thousands of young drivers losing licences in Wales

Last year fixed penalties for speeding and mobile phone use rose from £60 to £100. Credit: PA Images

More than 2000 young people in Wales had their driving licences revoked for speeding last year.

That's according to figures released today by the vehicle licensing agency, the DVLA.

GoSafe, a charity which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding, is today launching a campaign to educate young drivers on the importance of sticking to speed limits.

It places speed cameras in areas where people have been killed or seriously injured, or where communities have raised concerns over speeding.

There were more than 800 people killed or seriously injured on Welsh roads in 2013.

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