What Are Your Chances

Between 2011 and 2013 there were 199 people aged 16 to 18 killed or seriously injured as a car driver or passenger on our county’s roads. ‘At fault’ 17 to 24 year old car drivers involved in collisions have injured nearly 4000 people in the last 3 years. Who do they injure?   piechart
You may think that this happens to ‘other people’ but it can happen to anyone. It’s really really important to take the advice on this website – not just read it, but THINK about your actions as a driver or passenger and consciously make safe decisions every time you get in a car – it might not be what all your friends are doing, but it might save your life. FACTS*:
  • – Nationally, those aged 15 to 24 are four times more likely to die from a road accident than from drug, alcohol or other substance poisoning combined
  • – One in five young drivers will have a crash within the first six months of passing their driving test
  • – 17 to 24 year old car drivers are more at risk in hours of darkness
  • – 17 to 24 year old car drivers are more likely to be involved in a collision away from a junction, either going ahead or going round a bend.
*Kent County Council Transport Intelligence, 2014

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