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Motorists voice concerns over younger drivers, according to BCA

With the parliamentary debate on young drivers taking place this week, research from British Car Auctions (BCA) confirms motorists’ concerns over younger drivers.

BCA data reveals that over a third (35%) feel the minimum age for drivers should be increased, with 40% of those saying it should be raised to 21 years old. A reduction in the number of road traffic accidents would be a welcome outcome of an overhaul in minimum age requirements, according to 40% of those surveyed.

Furthermore, 42% of survey participants called for mandatory retesting of drivers at regular intervals, with once every 10 years specified as the ideal interim by 52%of those in favour.

BCA’s Tim Naylor said: "While a third of motorists expressed concerns about younger drivers, with a belief that road accidents would be reduced if the minimum driving age was raised, our research also showed that over half (58%) of drivers feel that the minimum age is fine as it is.

"Overall, this underlines there is plenty of room for debate on this topic.”

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