The majority of motorists, however, would support compulsory post-test motorway training - even though almost 80% of them rarely, if ever, look at the Highway Code, according to an NOP Automotive poll for National Motorway Month.
The NOP survey carried out for the National Motorway Month campaign also revealed a lack of basic safety knowledge amongst motorists. Only 19% of motorists know about the two second rule - the safe, recommended gap between a car and the one in front. In average traffic and fine weather conditions that gap should be two seconds. Fifty-eight per cent of people think the gap should be six seconds.
The National Motorway Month survey found that 86% of motorists support compulsory post-test motorway driving training for newly qualified drivers.