LEARNING TO DRIVE YOUNG: A WINNING BET FOR THE FUTURE

The legal age required to obtain an AM licence has been lowered to 14!

Learning the Highway Code and starting to drive regularly when you’re young will put you in good stead to become a responsible, experienced driver when you reach the age of majority.

Discover what 2 young drivers who have recently obtained their B licence have to say about their experiences:

ANAÏS, 18, LIGIER DRIVER SINCE 16

Conduire dès 14 ans

“I needed a vehicle to get to school, and my parents weren’t comfortable with buying me a scooter. They were scared that I would take unnecessary risks on 2 wheels! To give me a sense of responsibility, they bought me an AM licence car. At 16, I was therefore the only one in my group of friends to have a car. I could get myself from A to B and give my friends lifts as I pleased: complete freedom!

When I turned 18, I passed my B licence test first time round with no problems at all. I had fast reactions, I wasn’t fazed by the concept of driving and the examiner congratulated me on my ability to anticipate hazards.”

PIERRE, 19, ALREADY FAILED HIS B LICENCE TEST 3 TIMES

“I passed my Highway Code exam with no difficulties, but as soon as I got behind the wheel, things went downhill for me. After a 20-hour crash course with my driving school, I did my B licence test... An accumulation of silly errors, stress and poor control of the vehicle, it was a huge fail!

Since then I have taken my test twice more and the examiner still hasn't changed their mind: “Your lack of confidence behind the wheel leads you to make careless mistakes!” 

I’m now planning to get an AM licence and drive a Ligier vehicle. This way, I can gain a bit of independence and become confident enough on the road to retake my test with no problems and drive without feeling worried or anxious!”