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Young and Novice-Driver Safety – Developing a systems-based approach’.

30 November 2017

The RAC Foundation has published a new paper '‘Addressing Young and Novice-Driver Safety in Great Britain – Developing a systems-based approach’.

The paper advocates looking again at the successes achieved by different forms of graduated licensing introduced around the world. Encouraging young people to use public transport at night and greater parental support during the early years of license-holding, for example, are ways to indirectly reduce young driver crash rates.

Until the driverless-car revolution sweeps this issue away there will still be the need to teach the technical skills of traditional diver training, but alongside them there is also the need to help young people help themselves at a time in their lives when, physiologically and psychologically they are more reactive to stress and therefore less able to take the right decisions than adults in similar situations.

For the full report please click here.

 

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