Young drivers aged 17-24 account for seven percent of the UK’s driving licence holders but are involved in 20% of fatal and serious collisions.

Concerned about these high collision and casualty rates, the Transport Select Committee returns to its inquiry to scrutinise the Government’s actions to reduce the risks of young and novice drivers being involved in a road traffic collision.

This inquiry was first launched at the end of the last Parliament. The Committee received almost 60 pieces of written evidence from road safety campaigners, driving organisations, police representatives and individual members of the public, some with first-hand experience of this issue.  The Committee thanks all those who contributed and will include this evidence in the revived inquiry.

The Committee now extends the call for evidence to others, particularly on any new developments since Summer 2019.

Terms of reference

The Committee invites written evidence on the reasons why young and novice drivers are at a higher risk of being involved in a road traffic collision, and what the Government can do to reduce these risks. This could include the use of telematic devices, proposals for a system of probation or Graduated Driver Licensing, or changes to training and testing for new drivers.

Submit written evidence

 The deadline for new submissions is 10 April 2020.

Grahame Morris MP, Member of the Transport Select Committee said:

“Young and novice drivers are vulnerable road users and are at a higher risk of being involved in serious road collisions. I hope a wide range of interested groups and individuals will respond to the Transport Committee’s call for evidence and help shape the inquiry’s recommendations to improve road safety in the UK and reduce the risk to young and novice drivers”

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