Abstaining drivers more likely to have an accident
The number of younger people having a driving licence is falling – now 40% of 18-24 year olds have never learnt to drive – but experts say its abstaining drivers that could be the biggest danger on the roads.
Many people living in cities in Switzerland have passed a test, but don’t own a car and rarely drive. When they do, they lack the experience to drive safely.
David Venetz from the motoring organization, the TCS, says those who drive under 3,000 km a year have a six times greater risk of having an accident. He told the 20 Minutes newspaper it’s important to drive a car regularly to maintain a sense of the dangers on the roads.