Graduated Driver Licensing Survey

68% of adults polled by Ipsos MORI for the RAC foundation support the idea of a graduated driver licensing system for drivers aged 24 and under.


A graduated driving licence would impose restrictions on newly qualified drivers for a limited period (commonly 12 months).  Many countries already use this system and it could include restricting:


  • the number of passengers
  • the time of day you drive
  • the maximum speed you can travel


The idea behind the restricted licence would be to give you time to gain valuable experience before doing the activities that could put you at a higher risk.


The government have previously said that they would look into producing draft legislation for newly qualified drivers but they have recently been accused of dragging their heels.