A 12-year-old girl and seven other youngsters aged either 12 or 13 have been disqualified from driving, according to recently-released figures. These young offenders are among 230 people under the age of 17 who are currently disqualified, according to statistics from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) show.
The driving bans won’t come into effect until they have passed their practical test. The IAM have stated that it is concerning that those who are not even eligible to hold a provisional licence are being banned at such young ages.
Figures released by the IAM showed that 92,136 people in the UK were disqualified from driving between July 2013 and June 2014. Of those, 36,001 were in the 20-30 age range.
Research has shown that young males are very much at risk when it comes to driving safety.