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The Pass Plus scheme was developed in 1999 by The Department of Transport based on the driver taking responsibility and considering others.
At that that time statistics showed that new drivers with under 6 months experience had more accidents than drivers with 6 months +.
The Driving Standards Agency set up a 3 year Pass Plus trial scheme in Fife.
In the year prior to the Fife Pass Plus trials, drivers aged 17 - 20 were involved in 3.15% of the crashes in the local area and were to blame for 69.3% of these accidents. They also accounted for 7.9% of the total injuries for that year.
In the year after the trials, 17-20 year old drivers were involved in 2.75% of the crashes in the local area and were to blame for 41.8% of these and accounted for 5% of the total injuries for that year.
There was a total reduction in blameworthy crashes of 27.5% and a 2.9% in total injuries.
The Fife Pass Plus Initiative Evaluation Report concluded that the scheme be introduced and this was implemented by the Driving Standards Agency who also administer the driving test.