Michelle Thomson – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Michelle Thomson on 2016-09-12.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to introduce a graduated driving licensing system for young drivers.

Andrew Jones

It is important that we strike the right balance between the safety and the freedom of young drivers. Many rely on their cars to get to work and education; so licensing restrictions could affect their ability to access these opportunities.

Instead, we’re focussing our efforts on encouraging learner drivers to be better prepared for the wonderful freedoms a driving licence offers, but without compromising on safety, which is at the heart of what we do.