More training for young drivers

THE Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) called on the government to work with insurers to offer discounts on premiums for young drivers who take further driver training, ahead of the Transport Select Committee’s report on the cost of motor insurance.

The IAM also wants to see a review of the driving test, to ensure that it is fit for purpose.

The committee of MPs has been investigating the high cost of motor insurance. Premiums have risen significantly over the last few years and this is having a big impact on young drivers.

IAM chief executive Simon Best said: “The simplest way to reduce insurance premiums is to prevent accidents.

“We need to start rewarding good drivers by encouraging further driver training through cheaper insurance.

“We need to develop a better, universally recognised option – a partnership which the IAM is keen to be a part of.”