Do you think kids should be taught how to drive in high school?
A recent study out of the UK has found strong support for driving to be added to the school curriculum among young drivers.
44% of drivers aged under 25 said they thought learning to drive at school would be a good thing.
The study, involving 1000 motorists, was conducted by Young Driver, a business that offers driving lessons to people aged between 10 and 17.
No, the lessons aren’t carried out on public roads – the business uses specially created road systems at private venues that have traffic lights, junctions and roundabouts to negotiate.
There’s been a 20% drop in the number of young people getting a driver’s license in the UK in recent years.
Many of the respondents to the survey said they were glad they did as it boosted their confidence and opened up job opportunities to them.
Young Driver’s Laura White says driving is a useful skill which can open up a world of opportunities which might otherwise be impossible.
But beyond that, she says it also has the ability to give people a sense of freedom and confidence.
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