GOVERNMENT URGED TO RECONSIDER LIMITS ON NEW DRIVERS
Ministers have been urged to reconsider whether to impose limits on what new drivers can do on the road.
The Commons Transport Select Committee recommended that research into the consequences of graduated driving licences (GDLs) should resume, as there is evidence they can be “effective in reducing crash rates”.
GDLs place restrictions on drivers for a set time period after they pass their test, such as banning the carriage of passengers, curfews, lower alcohol limits and mandatory “P” plates.
They are used in several countries including the US, Canada, Australia and Sweden.
The Department for Transport announced in July 2019 that it was considering introducing GDLs in England.