Are you a young driver? Great, this one is most definitely for you. If not, put yourself back in the mind of 17/18 year old you that is about to take their driving test. That is probably not a long time for many of you (it definitely isn’t for me), so this is easy enough. Now imagine…
At the end of December 2016, the government released a proposal to allow learner drivers to start taking lessons on the motorway. By having a qualified instructor next to them for support and guidance, this could prove to be a much safer way for learner drivers to gain the valuable experience they need to be able to drive confidently on the motorway once they’ve passed.
Last week we conducted a survey on Twitter to find out whether young drivers aged 17-25 are aware of the new penalties coming into force from 1st March for getting caught using a mobile phone whilst behind the wheel.
If you plan on getting a new car on finance in the next couple of weeks, it's worth bearing in mind that purchasing a vehicle after the 1st April 2017 could leave you subject to the newly proposed road tax that's due to take effect...
Marmalade recently carried out a survey on 17-24 year olds, to find out what the biggest anxieties are for young drivers living in the UK, and we certainly got some interesting results! 16% of young drivers rated breaking down as their greatest fear with 15% scared of junctions & roundabouts. 13% of young drivers were afraid of driving in traffic and congested cities with 11% dreading those tricky parking manoeuvres.
So, the date in the diary. I've finally booked my practical test... but I am not going to tell you when it is! Sorry! I've not even told my family! I just feel it will add unnecessary pressure if I let people know and my mum and sisters like any excuse to fuss (Sorry but it's true!)
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