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May 30, 2012

ABI welcomes NI driving licence reform

by Richard Kilner

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Otto Thoresen, the director general of the Association of British Insurers (ABI), has welcomed the proposals to reform how people learn to drive in Northern Ireland.

Thoresen congratulated Minister Alex Attwood for proposing long overdue reforms.

He went on to say that the risk of crashing for a young driver alone is around a third that of the risk when carrying three passengers, making reducing the number of passengers for young drivers critical.

Thoresen also welcomed the more controlled driving experience needed prior to acquiring a full licence, saying that the reforms would benefit young drivers by making them safer, reducing their crash risk and lowering their insurance premiums.

The director general concluded that Westminster politicians should follow the example of Northern Ireland.

 

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