Penalty points highlight need for young driver reform: IAM
More than three times as many young male drivers have up to six penalty points on their licence, compared with their female counterparts, according to the IAM.
The IAM says this proves that the “way new drivers are trained is failing to produce safe and law abiding motorists, particularly men”.
The IAM quotes DVLA data which shows that 30,850 male drivers aged 20 or under have up to six points on their license, compared with 9, 758 young female drivers of the same age.
Simon Best, IAM chief executive, said: “Such high numbers committing a wide range of offences demonstrates the inability of our current system to deal with the attitudes and lack of experience which put new drivers at such high risk on the roads today.
“The Government is currently working on a Green Paper for young drivers and this must better address the content and process of learning to drive so that our roads are safer for all road users.”