With a report from 2013 indicating 22% of all fatal car crashes involved drivers aged between 17 and 24, there has been a rise in the belief that the provisional licence age should be raised to 18 instead of 17. The belief that the provisional driving age should be raised is a pre-emptive measure against the rising number of casualties and fatalities. Many adults hold the belief that more mature drivers will slow the increase in deaths and injuries on Britain’s roads.
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Should the provisional driving age be raised?
There is a considerable case to be made for raising the age that teenagers can get their provisional licence. Statistics show that over a fifth of fatalities in Britain involve drivers between the age of 17 and 24. Working from this, you have to question whether or not it’s wise to allow young drivers to travel on the roads alone if there are such damning statistics to suggest that they shouldn’t be.
Whether or not raising the provisional driving age would decrease fatality stats is questionable but if there is any suggestion that young and immature drivers are causing a large portion of the country’s accidents, then the issue needs to addressed.
Young males are considered to be the demographic most likely to be reckless on the road and perhaps raising the provisional driving age will help address a cultural issue of driving too fast. It might take a generation to address but it’s worth it with the number of people that die on the roads every year.
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Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice