Under new plans proposed by the Government, young drivers will be forced to wait until they are 18 years old to be able to take their driving test.
The powers-that-be have deemed it necessary to consider a 12-month probationary license for younger drivers to delay them driving until they are 19.
The controversial new plans also suggest a curfew for young drivers between the hours of 10pm and 5am – unless accompanied by a passenger over the age of 30.
The concept of the one year “learner stage” is to reduce the number of accidents involving young drivers. The idea involves students having to complete a minimum of 100 hours of daytime driving and at least 20 hours of night-time driving to be considered a capable driver.
The plans have been met by mixed reviews – some welcome the strategy to reduce the risk of young drivers having motoring-related accidents, whilst others deem it unnecessary and redundant.
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