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Restrictions could be placed on R plate drivers

Fri, 23 Oct 2015


Restrictions could be placed on new drivers in an effort to improve road safety on the Isle of Man. 

Under plans proposed by government motorists would have to display their R plates for two years instead of one - they'd also be restricted to carrying one passenger. 
 
In addition a curfew, between 12am and 5am, would be imposed and there would be an outright ban for those who acquire six penalty points in the first 12 months of driving. 
 
It's in an effort to reduce the number of fatal collisions by promoting a safer environment for new drivers whilst they build their experience.
 
Consideration will be given to introducing a system whereby R-plate drivers could prove their abilities through additional training, which could see their restrictions reduced. 
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