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Study Finds 45% of Drivers Can’t Pass Again

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“Don’t do this do that!” “I know what I’m doing; I’ve been driving 20/30/40 years…” These are just a selection of phrases young drivers are confronted with by their elders. The common conception is that if you’re under 25 and behind the wheel of a car you might as well be driving a nuclear warhead as you lack the key ingredient of experience on the roads and are dangerous as a result… WRONG as a recent study has found that 45% of road users couldn’t pass their driving test again.

UK magazine What Car? discovered after conducting research into the capability of drivers that nearly half of drivers on the road today could not pass the practical element of a test by current standards. This proves A) experience on the roads does not make you the world’s best driver, B) There is no good reason for young driver’s insurance premiums to be so high as they have only just passed their test and thus are more up-to-date with the rules of the road.

So, parents of the world… LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN’S DRIVING ALONE; odds are you couldn’t pass your test again!

2 COMMENTS

  1. The statement “There is no good reason for young driver’s insurance premiums to be so high” is laughably inane and totally false. The reason young drivers have higher premiums has nothing at all to do with their ability to pass a practical while on their best behavior in front of the examiner – it has to do with actuarial tables that provide a statistical summary of the likelihood of an individual necessitating a claim payment on the basis of age, gender, education, health and any number of other factors. In other words, young drivers are a higher risk and thus have higher premiums. Experience on the roads may not make you the worlds best driver but it does teach you how to avoid situations where that worlds best driver with his brand new license is likely to prove the actuarial tables correct.

  2. That is a fiar comment “onlyme” but the key part of that sentence is “so high.” Yes the younger driver obviously will have a high premium in any circumstance but when they hand out a quote for four times what the car is worth?! The phrase “daylight robbery” springs to mind…

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