Learner drivers are to be allowed onto Britain's motorways. Anybody under instruction will now be able to take to the country's busiest road at the discretion of, and accompanied by, a qualified driving instructor.
Graduated driver licensing - mapping the cost of young driver accidents 22 May 2018
Given the renewed focus on Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) – for example, in February 2018 the Prime Minister promised in the House of Commons to ask the Department for Transport to revisit the subject - the RAC Foundation has used the latest available road safety data to update previous estimates, published in 2014, of the potential casualty and collision reductions GDL might bring.
The very poorest car-owning households have seen their expenditure on motoring jump by 37% in a year. RAC Foundation analysis of previously unreleased data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that just over a million car-owning households in the lowest of the ONS’s ten income brackets (the poorest 10%) spent an average of £58.20 per week on motoring in 2016-17.