The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM’s) say that the cost of learning to drive is greater than the average income that young people take home.
Young people are having to look for other ways to fund getting on the road including loans and help from family.
It has been estimated that the total start up cost is more than £12,000 what with licences, tests, tax, MOT, the car itself, fuel and maintenance.
Unfortunately this is having a knock on effect on employment opportunities for young people. With so many young people out of work, not driving is affecting their chances of getting a job.
It is hoped that insurance companies will start helping younger drivers, by rewarding those that take post test training such as Pass Plus.
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