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Rules for new drivers could change after consultation

Wed, 17 Dec 2014


1,200 people have had their say on motoring restrictions for new drivers.

The Department of Infrastructure invited the public to discuss new proposals including raising the test age to 17 and extending the use of 'R' plates.

It follows a spate of road collisions over the last year, some fatal, which involved young drivers.

Feedback will help to construct future legislation - making the roads safer for motorists without over-restricting people.

Minister Phil Gawne explains how the proposals could reduce serious incidents:

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