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Young drivers 'need more education' over car safety

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Young motorists should find out about car safety at a much younger age than they currently do.

This is the opinion of the Driving Instructors Association (DIA) and the body is supporting calls for an independent review into driver training.

The comments come after the transport select committee's report on the matter urged the government to show stronger leadership after road casualty figures recently increased for the first time in eight years.

DIA chief examiner Mike Frisby noted that "road safety education in the UK seems to start and end with the Green Cross Code".

He added 17 years of age is too late to be introducing concepts to youngsters and the current system is no longer working.

For too long, the government has been "tinkering around the edges" of this policy area, Mr Frisby stated, but now is the time to introduce wholesale changes.

The expert called for the introduction of a cradle to grave educational approach.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801409719-ADNFCR

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