Do new and young drivers need more restrictions?

A vehicle is removed from a field following a fatal road accident on the Switchback Road

A vehicle is removed from a field following a fatal road accident on the Switchback Road

A fatal accident near Peel has sparked calls from a member of the Isle of Man’s Legislative Council to consider restrictions on young drivers.

Geoff Corkish MLC is asking the Department of Infrastructure what measures are being looked at in relation to young or inexperienced drivers in the light of the accident on the Switchback road earlier this month.

Tony Wild MLC told members statistics showed by far the most accident-prone age group was that comprising people between 16 and 25, compared with drivers in any other age group, according to statistics recorded by the DoI between 2007 and 2012.

 

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