One in three young drivers feel ‘unprepared’ after test.

External link opens in new tab or window Peter Woodman .

Tuesday 20 August 2013.

Almost a third of young drivers felt unprepared to drive alone when they passed their test, according to research published today. Many young motorists feel driving lessons are failing to get them ready them for life on the road, with 29 per cent of those aged 18-30 feeling unfit to drive solo when they earned their full licences.

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L-drivers face  ' minimum learning period '

in radical overhaul of driving test rules.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin in attempt to reduce the number
of young motorists killed or seriously injured.

Learners could have to demonstrate they have experience of driving on motorways, as well as when it is dark and in rainy conditions. The tests are also expected to be toughened, possibly by doubling from ten to 20 minutes the amount of time that learners are required to drive unsupervised.

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External link opens in new tab or windowLearner drivers now allowed on the motorway.

Novices must be with a qualified instructor - campaigners hope it will improve safety, especially among young drivers.

Monday 4 June 2018 06:44, UK

External link opens in new tab or windowFile photo dated 28/07/2009 of an L plate on a car, as more than 220,000 learner drivers are preparing to take the new driving test - with changes including following directions from a sat nav.