Brake calls for graduated licenses for youths

Road safety charity 'Brake' is calling for a graduated drivers license system for new drivers, to lower the number of fatal road traffic accidents in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK involving young motorists.

One in four deaths in a road traffic accident involve young motorists, even though they only make up an eighth of overall drivers. The charity points out that 18 young people aged 15-25 are killed or seriously injured each week as a result of a road crash.

The charity is working with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) on the campaign. They are calling for a graduated driver licensing system that would see young drivers learn for a year before being able to take the test, and they would be subject to passenger restrictions and late night driving curfew for a period of time after passing their test.

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