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GUEST,grumpy BS: Learner drivers allowed on UK motorways? (181* d) RE: BS: Learner drivers allowed on UK motorways? 23 Feb 12

This report from the UK Institute of Advanced Motorists is well worth reading re. the cause of road traffic accidents.

Licensed to Skill: Contributory Factors in Road Accidents

Section 3.1 of the report specifically covers motorway accidents and the main primary causes given were:

Failed to look properly - 25.2%
Failed to judge other person's path or speed - 24.7%
Loss of control - 21.5%
Following too close - 16.4%
Sudden braking - 12.2%
Travelling too fast for conditions - 11.4%
Poor turn or manoeuvre - 10.8%
Driver/ rider careless, reckless or in a hurry - 9.6%
Slippery road (due to weather) - 8.9%
Swerved - 8.4%

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