Further research into graduated driver licensing

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced today (18 July) that it will explore if graduated driver licensing – or a similar scheme – should be introduced in England.

The scheme could put restrictions on new drivers, such as a minimum learning period, not driving at night, or not driving with passengers under a certain age in the car.

1 in 5 new drivers crash within their first year on the road, so any changes would be designed to help reduce this number and improve road safety.

Read more information about graduated driver licensing on GOV.UK.