Conservative Party leader David Cameron has said youngsters should be barred from driving as part of a series of measures to combat anti-social behaviour.
Cameron said the punishment should be imposed even for crimes unrelated to driving as part of a crackdown on 'anarchy' in the UK.
'With young people, you need to hit them where it hurts: in their lifestyle and their aspirations,' said Cameron.
'I'd like to see judges tell a 15-year-old schoolboy convicted of buying alcohol or causing a disturbance that the next time he appears in court he'll have his driving licence delayed.'
English law has allowed courts to impose a driving ban for any criminal offence since 2004, although there are no recorded instances of the penalty being invoked.
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