Home Menu Search

Celebrity support for RoadSafe for Parents

3 February 2011

 RoadSafe’s new campaign – RoadSafe for Parents – reminds mums and dads of their unique ability to keep young drivers safe.

The campaign has the backing of celebrities including Phillip Schofield and Fearne Cotton. All agree that getting your driving licence is one of the most exciting but risky experiences of young adulthood.

In 2009, 45,701 drivers aged 17-24 were involved in accidents reported to the police. More than half were casualties, and of those 564 died. That is more than ten every week.

Passing the driving test does not guarantee safety. The test measures a driver’s ability to handle the car and read the road. It cannot guarantee the same level of experience and risk awareness that helps more established drivers avoid accidents.

Read the RoadSafe for Parents press release.

Read the latest young driver road accident statistics from the Department for Transport.

Related news, events and information

Horse Safety Initiative

31 March 2016 – The British Horse Society has launched a concerted effort to encourage drivers to slow down. With an...

Young Driver Focus 2018

31 October 2017 – Story from Road Safety GB. Young Driver Focus 2018 is once again being staged at the Royal Automobile Club in...