Nearly two thirds of Irish drivers feel underprepared for driving after passing their test.
A study also shows 70% of drivers think Irish roads are more dangerous than 10 years ago.
Half of all drivers under 30 are not confident about driving, despite the introduction of compulsory lessons in 2011.
The research from Liberty Insurance shows many younger drivers lacked confidence when using multiple exit roundabout and reverse parallel parking.
Only 38% of those surveyed said they felt fully prepared to drive after getting their test and women were less confident than men.
International research shows a driver must travel 100,000 kilometres before they can be called an experienced driver.