Increase minimum driving age to 25

Increase the minimum driving age to 25. By that time, better habits in personal transport will have been established and the period of time when most RTAs past. 

Why the contribution is important

This will promote active and public transport and reduce air pollution and road accidents.

Better transport options will be embedded and end the 'rite-of-passage' that is passing a driving test at the crazily young age of 17.

by Nestleaver1 on October 25, 2020 at 10:25PM

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  • Posted by AndrewR October 26, 2020 at 12:51

    I would be very wary of legislation which discriminates against young adults, who already have some reason to feel disadvantaged. I agree that public transport should be promoted, but in an equitable way. Reckless driving among some young adults is indeed a problem (although not only young adults!), but road safety is a somewhat separate issue (and may be addressed by, for example, speed limitation technology).
  • Posted by DeclanM October 26, 2020 at 14:05

    Or increase the age of free bus travel to 25?
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