Home Menu Search

Young Driver Safety

2 December 2010

In the UK, drivers under 25 make up one eighth of the driving population but represent one quarter of driver deaths. Every year, around 24,000 younger drivers pass their test in Scotland and as many as 1 in 5 will be involved in a crash in their first six months of independent driving.

If you would like to share your views on the interventions that might make a difference and participate in Road Safety Scotland's research, please spend a few minutes completing this questionnaire. The study team would like your views on issues such as:

  • Do learners get enough practical training?
  • Should there be a probationary period for young, newly qualified drivers?
  • How would you feel about restrictions for young, newly qualified drivers on the number of passengers they could carry or on driving at night?
  • Would ‘black boxes’ in cars change the way that people drive?
  • Do education and awarenss campaigns  make a difference?

Related news, events and information

New study highlights the dangers of distraction for young drivers

25 January 2017 – Story from Fleet News. Nearly a quarter (23%) of young drivers have had an accident or near miss in the last...

Young Driver Evidence being overlooked

25 April 2018 – RoadSafe Executive Director writes: 'Today I attended the Young Driver Focus held in London - it was a very...

Survey shows excessive use of phones whilst driving

8 August 2017 – The case for more public awareness and a better understanding of the risks is highlighted by a new survey...

2018 Young Driver Focus: new practical test explored

14 March 2018 – Story from Road Safety GB. The modernised test, which came into effect on 4th December 2017, is designed to...

Extra care needed on wintery roads

17 January 2017 – Insure The Box, global pioneers of telematics-based car insurance, is urging young drivers to take extra care...

Learner drivers on motorways from 4th June 2018

7 March 2018 – From Monday 4th June 2018, learner drivers will be able to take driving lessons on motorways in England,...