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If you're a newly qualified driver heading out onto the roads for the first time, statistics show that you're at a much higher risk than experienced drivers of being involved in a road traffic incident.
Below are some things to watch out for and advice that could help prevent incidents and improve your safety on the roads.
The DVLA recommends newly qualified drivers take Pass Plus, a short driving course completed after your driving test. Benefits of the course include:
Some insurance companies also offer ‘black box’ telematics technology. This technology monitors speed, and driving style and can also be used to set curfews. Drivers abiding by the rules of the technology can be given discounts on their insurance.
BikeSafe is a national Police-led motorcycle road safety scheme that raises awareness of key risks and provides safer riding techniques for motorcyclists.
A police graded motorcyclist or approved BikeSafe observer run the workshops and give advice on hazard awareness and safer motorcycling. Most forces then offer an on-road assessed ride.
THINK! – UK Government’s designated road safety campaign
Crown Prosecution Service – Outline of driving offences and the law