New UK driving licence rules including 'zero alcohol consumption' rule

Driving licence changes could be rolled out soon to "place restrictions" on younger motorists. Driving licence changes will be rolled out for younger drivers and motorists, perhaps tightening their freedoms after they pass their tests and gain their licences.

On Tuesday, the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (New Drivers) Bill was put before Parliament, with the graduated driving licence proposals receiving cross-party support. The rules would face restrictions for the first six months after passing their test.

, restrictions on the number of passengers in the car and a crackdown on night-time driving. Labour MP Kim Leadbeater said: "This is where I believe we can take immediate action to increase safety on our roads.