Britain's young drivers are some of the most dangerous in Europe. This series follows 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.
Seventeen-year-old fast-talking, multi-tasking Jessie is determined to carve a lucrative career, but a few months ago a broken heart nearly derailed her AS exams. Now she needs to keep her mind off boys and on her schoolwork if she's to get the grades for uni. She passed her driving test first time, but her mum and dad still need convincing that she's ready for the road and the independence she craves.
Fun-loving 21-year-old Jamie loves a little drink and a flutter on the horses, but his mum thinks it's high time he grew up and flew the nest. Will a week with her car give him a taste to stand on his own two feet at last?
Over the week, Jessie and Jamie 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 are ready to be trusted with their own car or sent back to driving school for a refresher.