6: Compulsary driving career
Problem: The amount of young people getting hurt is traffic is disproportionally high.
The combination of a young age, the happiness to be able to drive, little experience and overrated abilities often proves to be a very dangerous cocktail.
2 measures or solutions:
Driving school should be just like any another subject in high school for a 16 year old. Two hours per week would mean that during a school year every student would get taught on how to drive for 78 hours in total.
The school either organizes this internally or closes a contract with an external, commercial driving school. Tests would be given continuously during the year according to the progress of the particular student. However, even after passing the test a student would continue to attend to the practical lessons; just with longer intervals. This ensures that the student has the possibility to further develop his or her driving skills and the teacher has the possibility to monitor the student even after passing his or her driving test.
-Obviously the maximum hourly rate will be prescribed by law.
-The school will invoice each student according to the income of the parents. The IRS should provide these details through a point system. This should also be prescribed by law.
Simultaneously, the young motorist will also practice with his/her parents or other experienced drivers in a car. Also here a compulsory amount of miles needs to shown for before getting a full drivers license.
A trial drivers license can be used to register kilometers. Parents should confirm the amount of kilometers driven. It is in their direct interest to correctly supervise the driving skills of their children.
Young drivers who are prepared like this will be much less likely to harm themselves or anybody else during their first years on the road.
Source: 1998 Sagberg, F: Month-by-month changes in accident risk among novice drivers.