To coincide with Road Safety Week, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has published new research showing overwhelming public backing for radical new proposals to help stop young people dying or being seriously injured on our roads.

According to the ABI, the single biggest cause of accidental death of young people aged 15-24 is dying in a car. Figures show that in 2011, 5419 people were killed or seriously injured as a result of accidents involving at least one young car driver, and 40% of 17-year-old males have an accident in their first six months of driving.

Around 3700 people of all age groups were surveyed by YouGov on proposals to change the current approach to learning to drive. The survey found that: