The Scottish government is to press Westminster into allowing the country to pilot a graduated licensing scheme (GDLS). Responding to calls from Labour MSP David Stewart for GDLS, Scottish transport minister Derek Mackay agreed to press the UK government for the introduction of a pilot scheme.
In Holyrood, Stewart called on the Scottish government to press for a meeting in advance of official casualty statistics for 2014, which are expected to have seen a rise in the number of pedestrians and motorists killed.
Young motorists, particularly men under 25, are high-risk group for death and injury on the roads. In Scotland, there is a strong voice in support of a Graduated Licence.