A RESOUNDING thumbs-up for mandatory motorway driving tests could boost driver safety for SME fleet operators.
After motorway fatalities increased by 14% last year, a survey has revealed that 90% of motorists want a motorway driving test introduced for all drivers.
Asked whether they believed all drivers should have to pass a motorway driving assessment before being allowed on Britain’s fastest roads, 52% of motorists surveyed supported the idea.
The survey also found that 70% of drivers surveyed between the ages of 17-24 believed that a motorway driving assessment for all drivers should be introduced across Britain.
Serious accidents on the motorway have risen 3% year-on-year
Worried SME small fleet operators will also be concerned that last year’s poor safety figures continue with the latest road casualty report for the first quarter of 2014 revealing that fatal or serious accidents on the motorway have risen 3% year-on-year.
Alex Wignall, at short-term car lease company Flexed which ran the survey of nearly 1,600 motorists across the UK, said: