Fleet News

Green paper for young drivers needed much sooner, says IAM

With the Conservative party’s annual conference underway, road safety charity IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) is calling on the party to publish its much promised Green Paper on new drivers as soon as possible.

Road crashes are the biggest killer of young people in the UK today. 

In 2011, 412 people died in incidents involving young drivers.

Over the past four months, since the Government’s initial announcement to publish a green paper, that would mean 137 17to 25 year olds have been killed.

Any delay in a review of the learner driver system means more young licence holders will die on the roads, according to the IAM.

Neil Greig, director of policy and research at the IAM, said: “The UK has the safest roads in the world but with so many crashes involving new drivers, there is a clear urgency for the Government to address the issues young people face on the roads.

"We must all do our bit to assist and make sure our road users are safe. 

"A Green Paper is a once in a generation opportunity to refresh our system of learning to drive and deliver long lasting benefits in road safety for all.”

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment


No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee