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.”