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IAM: New drivers need further support

IAM: New drivers need further support

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has called for support and guidance to be offered to drivers during their first six months of motoring.

With the Department for Transport releasing a recent green paper on the issue, it has been in the headlines a fair bit, and now the IAM believes there are plenty of areas that can, and should, change.

Among these changes is a tougher driving test, which includes rural roads, and also a focus on how motorists should approach life-long driving.

Furthermore, the organisation wants a minimum driving period during learner stages so people can experience different types of traffic conditions.

IAM director of policy and research, Neil Greig, said: "Continuous learning will do more to keep young people safe on the roads than restrictions.

"During and after supervised learning, new drivers need to gain as much experience as possible to prepare them for driving independently – something which curfews simply cannot deliver."ADNFCR-3205-ID-801566715-ADNFCR