What Are Your ChancesBetween 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?
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.