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The Pros and Cons in Raising UK’s Young Drivers Age Limit

The people behind the proposal to raise the young drivers age limit in the United Kingdom (UK) has the following facts as quoted to support their stand.  The proposal includes measures such as teenaged motorists from being forbidden to drive at night or with similarly aged friends as passengers purposely to avoid road accidents.

These measures are contained in a 190-page research report into novice driving standards by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL). The TRL study was commissioned by the Department for Transport (DFT)  to analyse statistics that suggest young and novice drivers are much more likely to be involved in road traffic accidents than older, more experienced motorists.

DFT figures suggest twenty two per cent of fatalities on Britain’s roads in 2011 occurred in collisions involving a driver aged between seventeen and twenty four.

In sixty five per cent of those collisions, the fatal injuries were sustained by passengers or road users other than the young drivers, leading the TRL report  to conclude that, “the over-representation of  young novice drivers in road injury statistics is a public health risk in Great Britain and worldwide.”

Whereas, those against  have these views to stress:  That the proposal seems raising the black banners of shortcoming of past law making process which were short of study that being young usually makes errors, so seventeen years is not the right age but it must be eighteen. The third world countries on Earth usually  have eighteen in their laws as to the right age. Are we in the first world now behind them in research and studies?

Therefore, the error lies on the lawmaking process which was short of research on the usual tendencies of the teens to commit errors in driving which was supposed to be used in aid of legislation. Think of it that changing or amending a law which has long been a part of our lives is a signal of our immaturity as a nation.

True that novice drivers who were involved in fatal road accidents have increased in numbers nowadays. However, being novice does not speak the age rather the lack of experience. So, the solution to the problem is not raising the age limit to eighteen but to lengthen the experience.

A young dreamer, being professionally assessed of his or her heart and potential to become future driver must have early exposure to driving at the age of thirteen in close watch and supervision of renowned driving schools which in this point would also expect a surge in the number of enrollees.

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