Cost is putting the brakes on learning to drive.
A study by Comparethemarket shows almost a third (31%) saying the cost of lessons put them off from learning, and a further 31% of people say that they can’t afford to purchase a car or its running costs.
Nearly a quarter (24%) of Brits have said they simply don’t want to drive, and the fear of getting behind the wheel was another determining factor with nearly one fifth (19%) saying they’re scared of other drivers on the road and having an accident.
Two thirds (69%) of Brits have said they regret never learning to drive, and 40% don’t think they’ll ever learn.
In another report young drivers have been forking out over £40M in fines for offences, some repeated more than once.
Moneyshake submitted a FOI request to the DVLA to uncover the UK’s most careless young drivers. The data revealed that 9 drivers aged 16-25 are caught driving illegally every hour, and 165 young drivers are caught speeding every day, costing £6 million in fines annually.
Moneyshake uncovered thata huge 81,509 motoring offences were committed by drivers aged 16-25 in the last year, resulting a shocking £40.7 million in fines.
A driving conviction is also extremely likely to make your insurance premium go up, as convictions needs to be declared for five years.
|Moneyshake’s research also reveals that 1,182 drivers have been caught for the same type of offence in one year.The most common multiple offence is speeding on a public road, with 726 double offences recorded.
This would result in a maximum of 12 points, a £2,000 fine and a ban.
The Most Common Offences Committed Are:
The DVLA’s shocking statistics also show that there are young drivers who commit the same crime up to four times.
The data reveals that 16-25 year olds were caught multiple times in the same year for reckless or dangerous driving, which could result in 44 points, a ban, unlimited fine and 8 years in prison.