Night Driving Ban Plan For Young Scottish Motorists
Night driving ban plan for young Scottish motorists
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Young drivers face being banned from the roads at night in a bid to cut Scotland's car crash death toll. According to the Daily Record, black box-type recorders and speed-limiting technology could also be fitted to their vehicles.
The recommendations – by Government agency Transport Scotland – come just days after another teenage tragedy. At 2am on Sunday, 15-year-old Ryan Bell died after the car he was in with pals smashed into a wall. It crashed shortly after being pulled over by police.
Thirty-four young drivers, aged between 17 and 25, were killed on average each year between 2005 and 2009 – more than one third of the total road deaths.
The curfew proposals were yesterday backed by road safety campaigners BRAKE. Spokeswoman Ellen Booth said: "These restrictions would mean that young people could acquire skills such as driving at night in a safe way."
The planned crackdown has been drawn up by transport consultancy Atkins and Professor Stephen Strandling, one of Scotland's experts on road safety. They have also suggested stopping young drivers carrying passengers after they first pass their test as well as limiting them to vehicles with smaller engines. The enforcement measures would be paid for in the form of an insurance premium which would be added to all drivers' policies.
But the Institute of Advanced Motorists claimed the proposals would require a huge investment. Spokesman Neil Greig said: "We do support more post-test training but we would question the sort of restrictions proposed here, such as stopping young people driving at night. How would you enforce it? At the moment, police and councils are cutting the amount they are spending on road enforcement."
A Scottish government spokesman said the report was intended to inform debate and did not represent policy.
Read more: www.dailyrecord.co.uk
→ Passed on 16th Dec 2014
Jessica Gilmore" Congratulations Jess on passing your driving test first time this morning. Well done! Many thanks for you instant review on face book. "
→ Passed on 11th Dec 2014
Kenneth Murinas" Well done Ken on passing your driving test first time today with only 2 minors, congratulations ! Driving Lessons Stoke on Trent. www.maxsmasterclass.com — at Newcastle Test Centre From Facebook Kenneth Murinas with Max\\\'s Master Class 9 hrs · 1st time pass with only 2 minors thank you very much max "
→ Passed on 28th Nov 2014
Sarah Clarke" Congratulations Sarah on passing your driving test today in Stoke on Trent from Cobridge test centre. Driving Lessons Stoke on Trent. www.maxsmasterclass.com. Thanks for you comments via FB. "I've only gone and passed my driving test!!! Woo! Finally!!! I can drive my brum brum all on my own!!! But a massive thanks to Max's Master Class who helped me out loads! And made me a better driver!!!" "
→ Passed on 18th Nov 2014
Callum Middleton" Congratulations Callum on passing your Driving Test first time this morning with only 2 minors. Driving Lessons Stoke on Trent. www.maxsmasterclass.com. "
→ Passed on 10th Nov 2014
Tom Jones" Congratulations Tom Jones on passing your Driving Test first time this morning with only 3 minors. Look forward to seeing you soon for Pass Plus. Driving Lessons Stoke on Trent. www.maxsmasterclass.com "
→ Passed on 6th Nov 2014
Lewis Preston" Well done Lewis on passing your Driving test yesterday with only 3 minors. Congratulations ! Driving Lessons Stoke on Trent. www.maxsmasterclass.com. — at Newcastle Test Centre "
→ Passed on 18th Oct 2014
Shaun Mosedale" Congratulations Shaun on passing your Driving Test first time this morning. Look forward to seeing you soon for Pass Plus. Driving Lessons Stoke on Trent. www.maxsmasterclass.com. — at Cobridge Test Centre "
→ Passed on 3rd Oct 2014
Shanice Pye" Top Pass today Shanice, with only 2 minors. Congratulations on passing your Driving Test this morning. Look forward to seeing you for Pass Plus. Driving Lessons Stoke on Trent. www.maxsmasterclass.com. — at Cobridge Test Centre "
→ Passed on 1st Sep 2014
Jordzhah Rowley" Congratulations Jordzhah on your first time pass today. Just in time for University, well done ! Wishing you all the best going forward. Driving Lessons Stoke on Trent. www.maxsmasterclass.com. — at Cobridge Test Centre "
→ Passed on 4th Aug 2014
Daniel Watson" Top stuff Dan on your first time pass this afternoon, many congratulations... Well done be great to see you for pass plus or motorway training. Driving Lessons Audley www.maxsmsterclass.com. — at Newcastle Test Centre "
→ Passed on 29th Jul 2014
Guv Singh-Kallar" Many Congratulations Guv on passing your driving test first time this morning. Well done was a nice safe drive, look forward to taking you for pass plus. Driving Lessons Tunstall. www.maxsmasterclass.com. — at Cobridge Test Centre "
→ Passed on 24th Feb 2014
Nathan Greensmith" Congratulations Nathan on your first time pass this morning top drive well done."Incredible work, a fantastic instructor, very nice driving lessons that allow you to move at your own pace as fast or slow as you want. building your driving skills in areas you may struggle with. very helpful and good value for money. and the reason I say all this is because I did it and I enjoyed the experience, and I passed my driving test first time!" Driving Lessons Stoke. www.maxsmasterclass.com "
→ Passed on 4th Feb 2014
Leigh Hayward" Well done Leigh on your first time pass today out of Cobridge with only 3 minors, Congratulations ! Thanks for your comments, "Thanks for getting me through my test max. Ur top instructor an gd friend. Cu round mate." 4/2/2014. Driving Lessons Stoke on Trent www.maxsmasterclass.com "
→ Passed on 31st Jan 2014
Lisa Docherthy" Congratulations on your first time pass today Lisa, knew you could do it! Touched by your text "Thank you so much max for all the help you have given me you are a wonderful guy and im so happy to know you and keep you as a brilliant friend and the best driving instructor in the world " First Time Pass Stoke on Trent www.maxsmasterclass.com "
→ Passed on 27th Jan 2014
Nikki Pointon" Many Congratulations on passing this morning Nikki nice safe drive on one of the most difficult routes. Kenny next ! Many thanks for you kind comments. "hi max, thanks so much for getting me through my test this morning. I've really enjoyed learning to drive with you, having hade two previous driving instructors, I'd recommend you to anyone wanting to learn. Driving Lessons Newcastle under Lyme. www.maxsmasterclass.com "
→ Passed on 22nd Jan 2014
Bryony Aston" Congratulations Bryony Aston on passing your Driving Test this morning.Well done you are a very safe driver. Look forward to taking you for Pass Plus. Driving Lessons Stoke on Trent. www.maxsmasterclass.com. Many Thanks for the Review "When I was looking for people to learn to drive with I was really worried about the actual instructor. I was nervous about spending 2 hours with someone I'd just met but with Max I felt relaxed straight away, he completely made me feel at ease whilst I "
→ Passed on 9th Dec 2013
Gemma" Congratulations Gemma on passing you driving test today, with only 4 minors. Well done, nice safe drive in some heavy traffic. Cobridge Test Centre Driving Lessons Bucknall. "Just wanna say a massive thank you to max for getting me through my test today wouldn't ave done it with out a fantastic instructor, will be sad to not see you anymore but glad to keep the pennies in my purse ha xx " Driving Lessons Stoke. www.maxsmasterclass.com "
→ Passed on 21st Nov 2013
Cleopatrah Buckley" Congratulations Cleo on passing your Driving Test first time. Well done on a top drive in some very bad weather conditions this lunchtime. Awww, thanks for your comments on FB Cleo "Thankyou max! You were an amazing instructor, very patient and understanding :') cant thank you enough for everything x". Passing your Driving Test First time in Stoke on Trent. www.maxsmasterclass. "
→ Passed on 24th Oct 2013
Kelsey Neisam" Well done Kelsey on passing your driving test this morning out of Newcastle under Lyme. Really did well with coping with the pressure as you had the test centre manager in the back as well ! Great drive with only 4 minors. "Max's master class helped me so much. Without him I could never have drove as good as I did with how much it flowed and he also helped me a lot with my confidence and nerves too! He's a great instructor" Driving Lessons Stoke on Trent. www.maxsmasterclass.com "
→ Passed on 16th Sep 2013
Danielle Morgan" Good Start to the week ! Congratulations Danni, well done on you passing your driving test today. Drive safe and hope to see you soon. — at Newcastle test centre Driving Instructor Stoke http://www.maxsmasterclass.com/ "
→ Passed on 16th Aug 2013
Stacey Amison" Congratulations Stacey on your first time pass this morning. Nice safe drive as commented on by the examiner, "Great observations and awareness of the traffic". Many thanks for the card and your kind comments on FB means a lot thank you "n obviously couldn't of done it without the best instructor. Thanks max.xxxx." Been a pleasure teaching you to drive and look forward to seeing you soon for pass plus. Driving Instructor Stoke on Trent. www.maxsmasterclass.com "
→ Passed on 1st Aug 2013
Stuart Pearson" Great first time pass Stuart with only 3 minors. 30 days start to finish!"I have been through 6 different driving instructors, all which made me feel nervous and intimidated, Then I found Max, he made lessons relaxed, fun but most of all made me feel confident about driving he didn't just do the bare minimum to scrape me through a test he made sure I would be a competent and safe driver in driving situations. Driving Lessons Newcastle under Lyme. www.maxsmasterclass.com "