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Graduated Driver Licensing

EDM number 1056 in 2009-10, proposed by Roger Williams on 10/03/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Licensing and Roads.

That this House recognises that the number of road traffic accidents involving young people has increased over recent years; notes that the introduction of graduated driver licences in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US and some European countries has reduced the number of deaths and injuries associated with young drivers; acknowledges that the introduction of these schemes has proved popular with many young drivers in other countries by giving them a sense of empowerment and confidence in their driving ability; further notes that the introduction of a similar scheme in the UK would lead to a reduction in the number of people killed on British roads, particularly young people; understands that the introduction of a scheme could result in an estimated 15 fewer deaths, 1,000 fewer casualties and an annual saving to the economy of £56 million in Wales alone; and calls on the Department for Transport to look at ways in which a pilot scheme could be introduced in Britain to determine the impact it would have on road safety.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

Roger Williams10/03/2010Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratProposed
Mark Williams10/03/2010CeredigionLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Durkan11/03/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Betty Williams15/03/2010ConwyLabourSeconded
Lynne Jones15/03/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
John Mason15/03/2010Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Mike Hancock15/03/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore16/03/2010HendonLabourSigned
John Leech16/03/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton17/03/2010GowerLabourSigned
John Hemming18/03/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell22/03/2010Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jennifer Willott22/03/2010Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd23/03/2010Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Alan Simpson24/03/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned

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