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Reader response: SA young drivers

2013-08-20 08:06


DRUNK-DRIVING RISK: Reader PATRICK MASHELE believes that insufficient training behind the wheel and drunk-driving make young drivers a danger on the road.Image: Shuttersttock

Wheels24 reported on research showing that inexperience and over-confidence were the main reasons why new drivers are the biggest insurance risk.

A poll by Britain’s Institute of Advanced Motorists rate peer pressure (67%), immaturity (52%) and shortfalls in the learning process (45%) as important risk factors.


Wheels24 reader PATRICK MASHELE had this to say...

I agree with the results of the poll. I think law enforcement on SA’s roads are not doing enough to deal with the problem. Driving schools offer too short a period for learners to gain sufficient knowledge where driving is concerned.


The availability of alcohol makes it difficult for our young generations to avoid. In the townships, there are taverns/shebeens on every street. You will often see fancy cars parked outside and ask yourself how drivers, who are drinking well into the night, will be able to drive home?

I suggest that police should start by checking those drivers they are a danger to the public.

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