Derbyshire Fire Service - Road Safety Presentation - 29th June

Post date: Jun 26, 2015 11:17:21 AM

As part of the PSE programme for Year 12's we had a session with Craig Shawcroft, Crew Manager, Prevention & Inclusion. The focus of the session was to raise awareness of the need for young adults to drive responsibly as well as their role as a passenger.

Young drivers (17-24 years old) are at a much higher risk of crashing than older drivers. Drivers aged 17-19 only make up 1.5% of UK licence holders, but are involved in 12% of fatal and serious crashes.

Data on British drivers shows that:

  • Drivers aged 16-19 are more than twice as likely to die in a crash as drivers aged 40-49.
  • One in four 18-24 year olds (23%) crash within two years of passing their driving test.
  • Young male drivers are involved in many more crashes than young female drivers .