Half of UK motorists would welcome a zero drink-driving alcohol limit for young drivers, according to a survey.
Of 2,000 motorists questioned, 50% felt the Government should introduce the new drink-drive measures and 49% said newly-qualified drivers should be restricted to cars with smaller engines. In addition, 40% of the respondents to the Gocompare.com survey said they would welcome behaviour-based car insurance policies for young drivers.
A total of 34% said the police should have powers to issue instant short-term bans to young motorists they feel are driving recklessly, while 28% agreed with banning young drivers from carrying passengers in their cars until reaching a certain level of driving experience.
More than a quarter (28%) backed the introduction of curfews to prevent youngsters from driving at certain high-risk times such as late at night.
A spokesman for the comparison website said young male drivers aged between 17 and 20 are 10 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured on the roads than more experienced drivers, and their claims costs are likely to be three times higher.
Scott Kelly, head of motor services at Gocompare.com, said: "Young drivers tend to pay substantially more for their car insurance than more experienced drivers, and that's because, statistically, they are more likely to have accidents and incur higher claims costs.
"The results of this study suggest that UK drivers feel it's time to consider radical new measures to try to curb the number of accidents caused by young drivers, and that perhaps as a group they should be more restricted in how, when or what they can drive.
"Unsurprisingly all of the suggested measures to restrict young drivers' freedoms were least popular with the 18 to 24-year-old survey respondents, but our research revealed that this age group are also more likely to be ambivalent to speed limits than older, more experienced drivers.
"With this in mind, perhaps some tighter control of young motorists would encourage responsible driving from the outset and could help to make the UK's roads safer for everyone."