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Foreign nationals should be given road safety lessons to help cut the carnage on UK roads, claims an MSP. Liberal Democrat MSP Jeremy Purvis made the call as the Scottish Government announced a £9m cash boost to help immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers learn the language.
Ministers plan to create 7000 more places over the next three years for those who want to attend English classes, by spending the money on colleges, community learning programmes and the voluntary sector. However, Purvis said some of the funding should be used so more could be done to tackle problems of immigrants with road safety.
"I have seen it working to good effect in my own community in the Borders," said Mr Purvis. "However, we believe the Government should also make training or courses available on issues such as road safety and our legal system."
According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI) the number of traffic accidents involving immigrants and foreigners on Britain's roads has risen by 47 per cent in the last five years.
A pamphlet has been produced by Road Safety Scotland specifically for drivers not used to UK laws, teaching British driving customs and regulations - but it is only available in English.
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