After the Test
Where The Danger Begins
The real danger to young drivers begins after passing the test. Nearly one in five crash, and almost three-quarters have a near crash, within six months of passing their Test.
This is where all the experience that the driver has picked up during the learning process helps to reduce the crash risk, by making the driver more competent in difficult and dangerous situations.
The driving test sets the minimum standard, and there is always room for drivers to improve. Much of the improvement will come with driving experience, but there are many ways to help:
Remember, new drivers lose their licence if they gain 6 (not 12) penalty points within two years of passing their test. Click here for details of the New Drivers' Act .