Britain's young drivers are some of the most dangerous in Europe. In this series, we follow another 12 new drivers to see what they are really like behind the wheel. In each episode, two new drivers are let loose on the road in the family car for a week.
The young drivers believe they are filming a slice of modern teenage life, but in fact it is all about their driving. The cars are fitted with state-of-the-art cameras and a hidden telemetry device to track their speed.
Each of them takes three trips that test every aspect of their driving. Little do they know that their parents are watching their every move on the road. Nor do they have any idea that former traffic cop Judith Roberts and top driving instructor John Lepine MBE are judging their road skills.
At the end of the three journeys, Judge Judith reaches a decision on each driver. If she hasn't liked what she's seen, she will hand out bespoke driving lessons that target bad habits. But if she thinks the novices are up to scratch, she will hand their parents the cash to buy them a car of their own.
Hannah is a fast-talking, big-drinking, skyscraper shoe-wearing girl from Huddersfield, but beneath the fake tan and extra-long false eyelashes this 20-year-old photography student is hell-bent on success. She needs a car to get her assistant (best mate Siobhan) and model (acquaintance-about-town Kirsty) and the clothes (from a Hudds boutique) up to Ainley Top for her first professional fashion shoot, so her dad Phil is lending her his motor.
19-year-old Jac from Hertfordshire is poised to start a dance degree, but he has had a year off and hasn't done so much as a plié and he does like the odd bottle of pop. He is leaving home for student digs and his mum is lending him her car for the move. Is this the push Jac needs to get back on track?
Over the week, Hannah and Jac make three road trips, completely unaware that their parents are secretly scrutinising their driving, as are judges Judith and John. At the end of the three drives, Judith alone decides whether they need to go back to driving school or are safe enough to be rewarded with a car of their own.
|Executive Producer||Harry Lansdown|
|Executive Producer||Maureen Goldthorpe|
|Series Producer||Sara Woodford|