The Government is putting final touches to a major overhaul of driving norms in the country which includes putting an upper age limit on people eligible to drive and making training from recognized driving schools mandatory for applicants wanting a drivers license. Officials said the new norms will transform the drivers license from being a proof of identity to a proof of skill. The exercise is aimed at reducing road accidents in the country by making sure that only qualified people take to the wheel. The government has proposed to fix an upper age limit for people eligible to drive.
These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image caption Learners can currently take a driving test aged 17 Teenagers could have to wait a year longer than currently before they are allowed to take their driving test.
The government is considering issuing only month probationary licences at the age of 18 in a bid to cut accidents involving young motorists. New drivers would also face a curfew between Ministers are due to publish a Green Paper this year after considering the Transport Research Laboratory's report.
It recommends a one-year "learner stage" beginning at 17, during which drivers would have to total at least hours of daytime and 20 hours of night-time practice under supervision.
Learners can then take their test at 18 and, if they pass, will get a probationary licence and have to display a green "P" plate. During this stage, drivers will face the curfew and all those under 30 will be banned from carrying any passengers also under Other proposals under consideration for young drivers are a ban on all mobile phone use, including hands-free phones, and a lower alcohol limit.
After the month probationary period, drivers will automatically graduate to a full licence and unrestricted driving.
Statistics show that more than a fifth of deaths on British roads in involved drivers aged A Department for Transport spokesman said: If this was any other area of public health there would be an outcry.
He said he would like to see mandatory lessons on motorways, in rural areas and in bad weather, and warned of the problems of policing the restrictions such as carrying young passengers. Julie Townsend, of road safety charity Brake, welcomed the report, saying it was further recognition of the compelling case for graduated driver licensing.
She urged the government to act "swiftly and decisively" to commit to the system to help reduce the danger young drivers posed to themselves and others. Currently drivers in England, Scotland and Wales need to pass a theory test, then a practical test before they can apply for a full driving licence.
The minimum age to hold a full car licence is 17, or 16 for some people claiming mobility benefit. Your comments My son is years-old and has had five lessons with a young drivers school. Why doesn't the government promote these in school?
They give kids the chance to learn at a early age to drive sensibly. These school are run throughout the country but even after taking lessons they don't get any credit from insurance companies. Let's look at this instead of increasing the age of driving.
Rod Peart, Carlisle, Cumbria I think it is great to raise the age, set out curfews and limit the amount of hours that these kids need to practice before taking their test. My son is now years-old, but he had a lot of practice on the road and passed second time round.
He seems very aware of the dangers. But not all his peers are the same - at least three of them have had accidents during their first few weeks of driving - at least two of those accidents were because they were showing off to each other.
Go on - raise the age and add some curfews. Gael Atkinson, Sussex I am years-of-age and have been learning for the past four months and I am almost ready to take my test.
Whilst on my driving lessons my instructor and I see countless people over the age of 30 driving dangerously.
Age is not the problem, maturity is. My family have been in few collisions where people over the age of fifty haven't looked or couldn't control their car. Where are the limitations for them? Reanne, Exeter, Devon My year-old son has recently passed his test and my year-old will be wanting lessons at some point.
We live in a rural area where there is little public transport. This suggestion would mean that my year-old son would not be able to take up a night shift job to support himself or drive to school.
Rather than fiddle about with difficult to enforce curfews, etc. We need to get people talking about how we can improve the skills of new drivers.
The statistics for accidents involving young drivers are horrific. The probationary licence for new drivers sounds like a good idea in theory although we kind of have that at the moment, as if you accrue six points in your first year of driving you will have to resit your test. I myself would be in favour of a longer test with all the manoeuvres and motorway driving looked at.
This would reduce accidents, free up roads, increase use of public transport, make young people walk or cycle thereby promoting health and energy, ensure that some maturity and responsibility in life was achieved prior to driving, and would reduce insurance costs for all.
I have three sons, all aged over 23, only one drives having passed his test at the age of Driving License in India.
In India the minimum age required for driving is 16 years for motorcycles of 50cc or less and 18 for all the other vehicles. Few Points to Remember. According to the Motor Vehicle Act , a valid Driving Licence is necessary to drive any motor vehicle on public roads. for analysis will result in a driver license suspension of days.
if you submit to a blood or breath specimen and the results show a BAC of % or greater, you are subject to a driver license suspension of 90 to days. anyone with a BAC of % or more is intoxicated. Thus, rather than try to estimate the optimal age at which to set the minimum legal drinking age, we focus on an analysis that is more feasible and useful from a policy perspective.
The drinking age in the United States is currently 21, and there is no push to raise it. If younger than years of age, you must meet the six hour of Behind The Wheel (BTW) Training.
Out-of-state forms may be accepted if issued from a state jurisdiction. You could lose your driver license if you drink under the legal age limit - even if you aren’t driving.
It is yet to be decided what the new minimum age limit to obtain a driving licence will be. The decision regarding the reduction of the legal age limit will be taken within a legal and procedural. So there should not be an age to give up driving, its more about capability.
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Did you get your drivers license within a few days of turning your states legal age? As there is a minimum age to have a driver's license, should there also be a maximum age?.