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Poll: Should it be illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car?

A grieving husband and father said this would make drivers and car owners equally accountable.

Image: learner image via Shutterstock

YESTERDAY THE HUSBAND and father of two women killed in a car crash called on the government to make it an offence for a person to lend their car to an unaccompanied learner driver.

The car Noel Clancy’s wife was driving was struck by that of learner driver Susan Gleeson in December last year. Though there are already penalties for learners who drive unaccompanied, he said this change in law would make the car owner and driver equally accountable in the law.

We want to know what you think: Should it be illegal to let unaccompanied learners drive your car?


Poll Results:

Yes (12043)
No (5327)
I'm not sure (1224)



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