Driving Tests: Young People

Department for Transport written question – answered on 17th July 2018.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including as part of the driving test process more information and guidance to young drivers on the dangers of driving powerful vehicles.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Throughout the process for learning to drive, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) makes available, in its range of learning materials, information and guidance to all learner drivers about driving any vehicle safely. Learning materials include the Highway Code and the National Standard for Driver and Rider Training.

While there has been no specific assessment of including in the DVSA’s learning materials information about the dangers of driving powerful vehicles, the Department plans to trial the effectiveness of a range of measures to improve the safety of young and novice drivers, both before they take their test and after passing it.

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