Published Sunday, 08 September 2013
A recent survey from The Co-operative Insurance revealed that 40% of newly-qualified drivers have had an accident while behind the wheel.
One in 10 believe this could have been avoided if they had spent more time as a learner.
"I'm surprised that the figure is so high but in the end it comes down to experience," said Jim Cameron, an advanced driving test examiner.
"Concentration is the key thing - to keep looking out and reacting to what you see. Preparing your route and making sure you know exactly where you're going."
Nationally the survey found almost half of young drivers feel unprepared for driving on the motorway, with nearly a third feeling unready to drive at night time.
The same number felt unprepared to drive alone after their test.
The advice being offered is that if in doubt, any young drivers should have an experienced driver in the car with them until their confidence grows.
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