On this page we'll look at the following, simply click on the links below to be taken straight to the section.
If you have just passed your driving test - congratulations!
However, 16 to 24 year olds currently make up only 11% of the Humber population and only 7% of full driving license holders nationally, but account for 23% of all killed or seriously injured casualties, according to our KSI statistics. One in five newly qualified drivers have a crash within a year.
However, the accident liability is reduced by nearly half after two years of driving experience.
Remember: newly qualified drivers are still on "probation" for a period of two years; if you clock up six points or more during this period, you will lose your licence and revert to learner status again. Drivers have to retake both the theory and practical parts of the test.
The main penalty point offences are:
If you have six or more penalty points, you will get a letter telling you your licence is no longer valid. You should inform your insurance company immediately. You will have to apply for a new provisional licence to continue driving as a learner.
Remember, as a learner:
It doesn’t matter if you can’t yet drive, we all use the regions roads and hopefully there should be some information on here for you to help you keep yourself safe as you travel around your local area.
For many people, walking is their main transport for journeys under a mile. It is a healthy option and can be enjoyable and fun. Some people use their walking time as 'me time'. It is recommended that adults do 30 minutes a day of moderate intensity physical activity at least five times a week. Walking or cycling your short daily trips could achieve this target and give you a range of health benefits.
However, you still need to keep yourself safe whilst walking around the region.
People cycle for a whole range of reasons. It could be that it is the quickest and cheapest way for you to travel around the region, you may use your bike to keep fit, to be greener, it could be your main form of transport or just for the sheer fun of it.
Whatever the reason is that makes you get on your bike, make sure that you keep yourself safe.
Safer Roads Humber saferroadshumber.com
Think! road safety think.direct.gov.uk/
Highway code gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code
Good Egg Drivers goodeggdrivers.com/
Morning After morning-after.org.uk/
Driving licences gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence