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In the UK one in five young drivers are involved in accidents in the first year of driving. The percentage is higher in young male drivers. This can be attributed to various factors. Lack of experience, driving too fast, lack of concentration due to distractions while driving, insufficient training for bad weather driving and no motorway training what so ever.
There are also issues regarding experienced drivers. We are in a situation where you can pass a driving test at 17 and not be reassessed until the age of 70.
Currently at 70 you can apply on line to renew you licence and only require a medical certificate for medium and large vehicles. The above also contribute to road accidents.
Not only do some accidents change lives for ever especially if the accident is fatal. There are both financial and man power strains put on our emergency services.
With a few simple law changes we can reduce road accidents and fatalities in the UK Another positive could be a reduction in insurance premiums. Less accidents equal less claims which in theory should equal lower insurance costs.
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In the early 70's, I passed my driving test for a car, I was taught to use Indicators for overtaking parked vehicles, at junction's and round-a-bouts.
Up to present day, if you take your "HGV or BUS" lessons and Test, you must Indicate at all times, when needed. Over the following years the rules have changed and new car drivers are told its no longer needed to indicate.
This is not acceptable, as it is common decency to show your intentions of direction, when mobile. For Paramount safety on our Roads.