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They're Stealing My Ideas Again
Wednesday 17th October, 2007 23:35 Comments: 0
See: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=488109&in_page_id=1770&ito=1490

The minimum driving age could be raised to 18 to combat soaring numbers of road deaths caused by novice motorists, the Transport Department revealed today.

It will be looking at the "costs and benefits" of increasing the present age of 17 and of forcing learners to undergo a 12-month training period.

The move, which would bring the UK into line with most other European countries, will form a key part of a new consultation document


I wrote back in May

Increase the age you can learn to drive from 17 to 18. This would also put things in line with the things mentioned above, and studies suggest that most motorists would support a move to 18. Research by Robert Isler, director of the traffic and road safety research group at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, concludes that the brain doesn't mature until the age of 25. He told an international road safety conference that the brains of younger motorists predisposed them to more dangerous driving.
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