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Learner drivers urged to get more night-time experience

The DVSA is encouraging learner drivers to take lessons in the dark, in a bid to cut the ‘high proportion’ of night-time collisions involving young drivers.

Research shows that up to 100,000 candidates may be taking their driving test each year without having practised driving in the dark.

This is despite the fact that 35% of collisions involving young drivers between 2014-18 happened at night.

The DVSA is highlighting the issue as part of a new campaign – and is calling on learners to gain the ‘essential’ experience of driving in the dark, whether with their driving instructor or through private practice.

More details at Road Safety GB >>