Contrary to popular belief, learner drivers are some of the safest drivers on the roads in Pocklington. Unfortunately, during the transition from learner driver to newly qualified driver, young drivers become the most dangerous drivers on the roads.
Safety tips for newly qualified drivers
To stay safe on the roads, newly qualified drivers should follow these handy tips:
- Exchange their pass certificate for a full driving licence
Once they have passed their practical driving test, newly qualified drivers should exchange their test pass certificate for their full driving licence. When exchanging their provisional licence for a full driving licence, newly qualified drivers should send both their test pass certificate and provisional driving licence to the DVLA.
- Use P plates (indicating Probationary driver, or “just passed”)
While most newly qualified drivers will bin their L plates as soon as they receive their test pass, it is advisable for them to swap their L plates for some P plates for at least their first couple of months on the roads. In doing so, they will ensure that other road users are aware of their inexperience.
- Consider taking an advanced driving course
To build their confidence, newly qualified drivers should consider signing up for a Pass Plus driving course.
- Drive carefully
Young drivers, particularly those who have been driving for less than two years, are the most likely to cause road traffic accidents. To retain their driving licence, newly qualified drivers should follow the Highway Code at all times.
Been involved in an accident caused by a newly qualified driver?
If you have sustained injuries in a road traffic accident caused by a newly qualified driver, you could make a compensation claim through Accident Advice Helpline.
When you hand your case over to us, we will assign a specialist personal injury lawyer to your case. They will explain each stage of the claims process to you in plain English, ensuring that you are able to understand the complexities of the legal system.
Once the reckless driver has admitted to causing your accident, your accident lawyer will ensure that you walk away with the maximum possible compensation settlement for the pain, suffering and inconvenience you have been unlucky enough to encounter.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Pocklington?
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Pocklington working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Pocklington or anyway make us your first point of call.
To find out more about working with a lawyer in Pocklington or the rest of the UK, or to make a road traffic accident claim, please fill out our 30-second test or call our freephone number.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th February 2014
Author: Jan Newell