Young drivers in the South West are putting lives at risk, according to a study.
Seventy per cent of young drivers in the South West think they are better than the average driver, according to survey by Vision Critical and road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
Yet they are 2.5 times more likely to be involved in a serious crash.
Other findings show that 75 per cent of young male drivers and 68 per cent of young female drivers think they are better than the average driver.
IAM chief executive Simon Best said: “A year ago, the government committed itself to producing a green paper to tackle the safety of young drivers which has yet to be published.
“Our whole system of learning to drive must be overhauled to provide safe exposure to a wider range of traffic situations, but also the chance to discuss attitudes and risks.
“New drivers feel invulnerable and it is the job of government, training providers, insurers, charities and parents and carers to ensure they have the best training to reduce risk to themselves and others.”