Since, all things being equal, responsible driving on the part of the youth can well be ascribed to maturity (in age terms), to self-control, and to a sense of responsibility, policy reviews regarding frequent road mishaps should incorporate issues relating to these three physical and qualitative credentials. My submission will therefore examine the recent policy reviews in relation to these credentials.
i. The minimum period of learner licence should be extended to eighteen months. Since researches suggest that "A compulsory 120 hours will almost triple the amount of experience most learner drivers get before they drive unaccompanied" (Web Young driver's paper) ; that is, tripling the six months to eighteen months will allow drivers just as much time to gain thrice as much experience as they currently have. This measure will give little justification or cause for fraudulence and falsification. ...Show more