One in three young drivers have said they do not feel ready to ‘face the roads’ despite passing their practical driving test, according to a survey carried out by Co-operative Insurance.
James Hillon, of Co-operative Insurance has said: “Newly-qualified drivers today are facing busier road conditions than any other generation.
It’s extremely important for road safety that anyone who passes their driving test, regardless of age, feels comfortable and equipped to drive on the roads unsupervised.”
Of the 1,000 drivers aged 17-25 who took part in the survey, large amounts would like to see the following to introduced to the driving test:
- Motorway driving
- Sat Navs
- Night time driving
Sarah-Jane Martin, a spokeswoman for Brake has said: “The research by the Co-op shows that young people agree that the driving test isn’t up to scratch and doesn’t prepare them adequately. ”
In 2015 sat navs were trialled in some driving tests, and earlier this year the Department of Transport announced they were considering allowing learners to drive on the motorway with the supervision of an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) in a dual controlled car – both of which seem to be a step in the right direction.
How prepared did you feel when you passed your test, and what could have made you feel more confident?