There has been a surge in the number of young learners turning to their mothers to learn how to drive. The number of mothers teaching their children to drive has trebled in the past 20 years, from 11% in 1994 to 30% today, a study has found.
This has led to a number of concerns that young drivers are not learning to drive properly by seeking to save money and gaining a lower standard of teaching. This is especially clear from a recent survey that found that 75% of parents believe they would fail the practical test if they were to retake it.
Taking lessons from parents rather than a DVSA approved instructor is in fact a hindrance and may be to blame for the fall in pass rates over the years. First time pass rates in the past 20 years have fallen from 48% to 41%.
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