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Governments young driver proposals a first step but more needs to be done says the ABI

The Government's proposals to improve the training and testing of young drivers published today are a first step but need to go further, says the ABI (Association of British Insurers).

Nick Starling, the ABI's Director of General Insurance and Health, said:

"We are pleased that the Government has listened to our concerns, and these proposals are a good first step. However, more action is needed to save young lives, particularly around a structured minimum learning period, and passenger restrictions for young newly qualified drivers. We will work with the Government during the consultation process on measures to ensure that today's young novice drivers become tomorrow's mature motorists."

Last updated 01/07/2016