IAM calls for Green Paper to boost young driver safety

2nd October 2013

Road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has urged the government to publish its Green Paper on new drivers as soon as possible.

Young people make up a significant proportion of the crashes and collisions on the UK's roads and the charity has called for more to be done to address the issues new drivers face on the roads.

In 2011, 412 people died in incidents involving young drivers and the IAM has claimed this means that in the four months since the government’s initial announcement to publish a Green Paper, 137 drivers between 17 and 25 years old have been killed.

IAM director of policy and research Neil Greig said: “We must all do our bit to assist and make sure our road users are safe. A Green Paper is a once in a generation opportunity to refresh our system of learning to drive and deliver long lasting benefits in road safety for all.”

The charity said that any further delay in a review of the learner driver system in the UK will mean that more young licence holders will die on the roads.

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