UK Motorists Want the Parliament to Put Driving on the School Curriculum

In healthcare, they say prevention is a lot better than healing the patient, yet you don’t see any slowing down in the growing of the pharmaceutical industry. It’s the way the cookie crumbles and the same principle applies in the automotive field too. We know young drivers have the biggest tendency to mess up while holding the wheel, yet we don’t want them to learn about it in school.
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It’s not that we, petrolheads don’t like to see our kids being thought about handling a vehicle, it’s just that the Government is the one pulling the strings, always. So what can we, regular people do to convince the ones holding the power that things need to change? Well, if you ask the ones who created this petition in the UK, for starters they’ll ask you to sign it.

Major motoring organizations and experts are the ones who created this petition in the first place, as they are urging the Government to include driving on the school curriculum. They claim they want to cut the high number of accidents involving newly qualified drivers on the UK's roads. Launched by Young Driver, the country’s largest provider of pre-17 driving lessons, the petition has already grown to impressive proportions.

According to the driving school, the initiative has the support of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), the RAC, the Driving Instructors Association (DIA), the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and others. Are we to take it seriously? Well, the statistics sure are pressing.

One in five new drivers has an accident within six months of passing their test, and road traffic accidents account for 25 percent of the deaths of 15-19-year-olds in England. Compare these figures with just 0.5 percent of the overall adult population and you get the big picture. Put it this way, every year, 400 people are killed in accidents involving young drivers.

For those parents out there who have already panicked, you should calm down. The point is not to lower the age at which people can take to the roads, but to educate future drivers of what holding the wheel is all about.

There's only one question that pops-up into our minds, what happens when we all switch to the self-driving car era?
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