Government to overhaul young driver rules

The government has announced plans to overhaul young driver rules to improve safety and reduce insurance costs.

Among the proposals being considered are:

  • a minimum learning period
  • driving practice on motorways, in poor weather conditions and during darkness
  • more rigorous testing in preparation for driving unsupervised
  • longer probationary periods
  • incentives for post-test training

The government is also considering improving the training of driving instructors and giving parents and young drivers advice on choosing an instructor.