Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Young People Fear For Safety In Cars

A recent report suggests that a young person is killed every 18 hours on average on UK roads.

Recent figures by driving charity, Brake also shows that young passengers in a car are now fearing for their safety when being driven by young drivers. This could prove detrimental to the cost of young drivers insurance

Unfortunately many young passengers have a major hurdle to overcome when it comes down to voicing their fears for safety and reducing the chance of an accident. An unfortunate case of peer-pressure in the majority of cases.

Whilst the survey of over 8,000 young people suggested that whilst 42% did not fear for their safety a worrying 56% of them did.

What is more worrying is that 24% of the young people surveyed had been in a car with a young driver who had taken drugs or alcohol.

However, some good news did come out of the survey as many young people support some of the proposed restrictions on young drivers - a whopping 82%.

These restrictions include:

  • A zero alcohol limit
  • Passenger number limitations
  • Tougher penalties
  • Ban on driving certain types of vehicles
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15822416