New research uncovers the average price of getting on the road for new drivers now stands at £11,137 – 47% more than just two years ago, when the expense amounted to £7,592.
The cost of living has made it even harder for new drivers to get on the road and searches for ‘cost of learning to drive’ have been up by a staggering 1500% in the past month, with young people increasingly worried about whether they will be able to afford to learn how to drive, according to Heritage Car Insurance.
Arriva Wales says the new 20mph urban speed limit is disrupting services.
Services cannot meet published timetables and now bosses are considering altering routes and schedules to cope, while Tesco and Sainsbury report food deliveries are slower
The Wales Accommodation Occupancy Survey for April, May and June 2023 shows a decline in hotel occupancy compared with each of those three months in 2022.
Commenting on the figures, Welsh Conservative Shadow Tourism Minister, Tom Giffard MS said, “The Labour Government have failed to attract visitors to Wales since their harmful 182-day regulations came into force and plans to introduce a toxic tourism tax fast approach fruition.”
Almost a third of 16–24-year-olds admitted having driven or been driven in a vehicle where they or the driver have taken illegal drugs within the 24-hour period before.
Over a quarter (26 per cent) of young people know someone who drives while under the influence of illegal drugs, according to new research published by the UK’s leading road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart.