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Young and novice drivers


Young drivers aged 17-24 account for seven percent of the UK’s driving licence holders but are involved in 20% of fatal and serious collisions. Concerned about these high collision and casualty rates, the Transport Select Committee returns to its inquiry to scrutinise the Government’s actions to reduce the risks of young and novice drivers being involved in a road traffic collision.

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Read the written evidence which the Committee received in the last Parliament

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Past events

Wednesday 21 October 2020
9:30am Public
Young and novice drivers - Oral evidence 21 October 2020
  • Malcolm Heymer (Member at Alliance of British Drivers (ABD))
  • Dr Kiron Chatterjee (Associate Professor in Travel Behaviour at University of the West of England, Bristol)
  • The Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport)
  • David Buttery (Director for Road Safety, Standards and Services at Department for Transport)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 7 October 2020
9:30am Public
Young and novice drivers - Oral evidence 7 October 2020
  • Graeme Trudgill (Executive Director at British Insurance Brokers' Association)
  • Laura Hughes (General Insurance Policy Manager at Association of British Insurers)
  • Nika Lee (Group Head of Actuarial at Insure the Box)
  • Paul Silverwood (Chair of Trustees at The Under 17 Car Club Charitable Trust)
  • Nicole Parker (Volunteer at The Under 17 Car Club Charitable Trust)
  • Mr Nicholas Lyes (Head of Roads Policy & Public Affairs Manager at RAC Motoring Services)
  • Lorna Lee (Campaigns Manager at Automobile Association)
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 2 September 2020
9:30am Public
Young and novice drivers - Oral evidence 2 September 2020
  • Ian Greenwood
  • George Atkinson
  • Elizabeth Box (Head of Research at RAC Foundation)
  • Dr Neale Kinnear (Head of Behavioural Science at Transport Research Laboratory)
  • Mary Williams OBE (Chief Executive at Brake)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

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