HC Deb 05 December 1985 vol 88 c301W
Mr. Holt

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will consider establishing a post-test probationary period for drivers, during which a driver's maximum speed is limited to 50 miles per hour; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Chalker

I have already considered introducing a probationary scheme for newly qualified drivers. Schemes in various countries have been examined including those involving a speed limit. But there is no clear evidence of road safety benefits.

It is an idea we shall continue to look at in the light of current evidence of any benefits which it might offer for road safety.