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January 12, 2010

Aviva backs parental involvement for young drivers

by Richard Kilner

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Aviva backs parental involvement for young drivers

Aviva has conducted research revealing that around a quarter of young drivers are completely lacking any parental instruction and are thus entirely reliant on paid driving instructors for their lessons.

In addition, one in three young drivers had less than ten hours of practice with their family prior to their driving test.

Young drivers are clearly the most at risk from accidents, being more likely to cause them than more seasoned motorists and more at risk of sustaining injury as a result.

Many young drivers (9%) have described themselves as unready for the road despite receiving their licence.

A factor which contributes to this is that one in five learner drivers are taught by instructors only the test route to help them acquire a licence, but are not taught good longterm skills for the road.

Aviva has called on parents to be more involved in their children’s driving lessons, and to help instill in them a more cautious and sensible atttitude to driving.

According to young driver insurer Young Marmalade 90% of accidents involve male drivers and occur between 11pm and 5am.

 

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