A little knowledge goes a long way...
It’s important to conform with highway law. It’s there for a reason and responsible for the UK having one of the lowest casualty rates in the world.
Unfortunately, collisions still occur and for younger drivers the risk is greater still. Older drivers have experience on their side where as newly qualified drivers are still learning as they go. After all the expense and hard work they’ve put into getting their driving licence, the last thing your son or daughter needs is to have it taken away again due to a careless mistake or lack of knowledge of the law.
Since the New Driver Act was introduced in 1997 it only takes 6 penalty points for your son or daughter to lose their licence.
The Good Egg Guide for Parents of New Drivers covers the key points that all newly qualified drivers need to know in relation to highway law including most of the common offences, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding and using a mobile phone while driving.
There is also an enlightening section on how penalty points can result in the loss of a driving licence and, in some circumstances, even lead to a novice driver having to retake their entire driving test. For more information on penalty points click here to view our downloadable fact sheet.