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October 26, 2012 01:00 ET

Is the Learning Period for Novice Drivers Too Short?

New Driving School Proposals Examined by Insurance Broker Quote Me Today

KENT, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 26, 2012) - Quote Me Today has been working with UK driving instructors since its establishment as an insurance broker in 2005. The authoritative body has just zoomed in on the learning period for novice roadsters and provided further insight on how Britain could become a safer place to drive.

Quote Me Today is a broker, so its role in the road protection industry is to secure the best deal for driving instructor insurance on behalf of tutors - taking into account the individual requirements and circumstances of each. Its position on the announcement by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) is advisory - backing the idea that fledgling motorists ought to spend more time learning the roads before taking the test.

The ABI recently suggested that learner drivers should spend at least a year under instructor supervision before applying for the practical test. It also recommended a 'graduated license' could be introduced - compulsory for those who have just passed the exam to hold for the following six months, the license would restrict fresh motorists from carrying a certain amount of distractive passengers, driving late at night and having any amount of alcohol in their blood when behind the wheel.

The proposals were based on the ABI's individual research, generating statistics such as:

  • Just 12.5% of license holders in the UK are 25 or under but are responsible for more than 30% of those killed on our roads.
  • 18 year olds are three times as likely to experience an accident as a driver with 30 more years' experience.

Meanwhile, Quote Me Today's work with driving instructors to keep premiums low and keep tutors protected could become even more critical, as students are faced with the potential requirement to learn for longer.

A spokesperson for Quote Me Today commented:

'It makes complete sense for students to undergo more lessons before the test - anything less than a year's learning time is probably inadequate and when you think about it, most pupils can only find the time for one lesson a week. It's an investment into safety and if the scheme has the potential to lower their first quote for insurance, then the extra lessons effectively pay for themselves anyway.

'There are even programmes like Young Driver available for anybody aged 11 and over to learn the driving basics. If the idea helps to save lives then there's every reason to get behind it. For the driving instructors on the brink of a potential influx of clients, we're finding the best insurance policies every day and are on standby for any tutor looking for the right level of protection.'

To find out more about Quote Me Today and how the firm goes about sourcing the best deals for driving instructor insurance, visit www.quotemetoday.co.uk.

About Quote Me Today

Quote Me Today is a Kent based broker with years of experience in providing risk solutions for both the personal and commercial lines markets. In an industry where competitive rates, risk knowledge and customer confidence are essential, Quote Me Today offer these through a panel of insurers with a wealth of industry experience.

Their relationship with these insurers allows them to quote competitive rates coupled with professionally tailored cover which provides the edge in placing your business at the right price without prejudice to your policy requirements.

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