British Member of Parliament, Mark Pawsey, has called for a ban on night driving by teens until they have gained more driving experience. According to statistics one in five newly qualified drivers get into a crash within six months of obtaining their license. The ban on night driving is part of the system of graduated driver licensing schemes, used in Canada, Australia and the US.
Mr Pawsey said: "graduated driver licensing.....reduces exposure to those conditions and builds on-road driving experience by providing an intermediate phase - where there is a degree of supervision and control - between being a learner and holding a full licence." Newly-qualified drivers would be free to drive without supervision, but not with passengers and not at night, he said. They would also be barred from driving after drinking alcohol or taking drugs.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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