Young drivers are far too easily distracted

Young drivers often feel they are being unfairly victimised when they look to secure a new car insurance policy.

Most companies are extremely wary about providing cover for people under the age of 30, as statistics suggest that less experienced motorists are more likely to be involved in a collision.

Of course, it is somewhat unfair to tar everyone in this demographic with the same brush, but insurers are not willing to gamble.

One way to drive down the cost of your policy is to maintain a clean record and a new study shows this is easier for youngsters to achieve if they avoid distractions while behind the wheel.

According to Online Auto Insurance, a 17-year-old driver is 44 per cent more likely to be involved in a fatal crash if they are accompanied by one passenger who is under the age of 21.

However, the likelihood of someone having a road accident fell by 62 per cent when they had an adult passenger alongside them.

Clearly, young drivers struggle to stay focussed if their friends are in the car with them.

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