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Co-op unveils young motorists' driving dreads

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Young motorists have a wide array of "driving dreads", according to new research from The Co-operative Insurance.

Surveying drivers aged between 18 and 24, the company discovered that one in ten road users in this age group have never parked their own car, instead preferring to get their parents to do it for them.

Parking was one of the leading fears among these motorists, with 27 per cent of respondents saying they lack confidence on this vital element of driving.

Some 43 per cent of those surveyed cited driving on snowy and icy roads as their biggest dread, making it the top fear, followed by using roads they have no knowledge of (30 per cent).

Grant Mitchell, head of motor insurance at The Co-operative, said: "The road can be a scary place when you first start driving, but it's surprising that basic things such as parking or negotiating roundabouts are still a worry."

Last month, the AA recommended black box insurance to young motorists looking to lower their premiums.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801400349-ADNFCR


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