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Parents 'encouraged to keep an eye on novice drivers'

Mon, 17 Nov 2008
Parents are being encouraged to take action to reduce their children's chances of having to make a car insurance claim in the first few months after they pass their test.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has claimed it is during these early days when novice drivers - particularly teenagers - are most likely to be involved in a road accident.

According to the group, encouraging kids to keep up their lessons with a professional instructor, even after they have qualified, is one way to help reduce the chances of a traffic collision.

The organisation also suggested parents accompany their children in the car until they have gained sufficient experience driving in a range of conditions - such as in poor visibility, at night and on rural roads.

Mums and dads are also urged to travel in the car on any routes their children make on a regular basis, pointing out potential hazards.

In other news, IAM recently reported parents had an important role to play in changing youngsters attitudes to uninsured driving.

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