Monday, 26 November 2012

Earlier Training Slashes Young Driver Accidents

Recent research by car manufacturer, SEAT has revealed that young drivers who have taken part in their young driver training scheme have seen a 50% cut in the number of road accidents when compared to other young drivers around the UK.

Back in 2011 we spoke about SEAT and its young driver training scheme that focuses on teaching 11 - 16 year olds the basics behind the wheel.

SEAT believes that by training our youth earlier the number of accidents, injuries and fatalities can be reduced significantly.

Did you know, for example, that one in four incidents of death or serious injuries on the UK roads involve young drivers? Worrying statistics that is likely to get any parent nervous when their teen starts driving for the first time!

But the good news is that the SEAT Young driver training programme has significantly reduced the number of accidents amongst young drivers who have completed the course.

These new figures suggest that less than 10% of those young drivers have been involved in an accident whilst driving, under half the national rate in comparison.

Commenting on behalf of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), Peter Rodger said that "it's good to see early indications that pre-driver courses are producing safer drivers."

Mr Rodger added that IAM believe that, by offering this type of training to young people it allows for more training over a longer period of time and helps to adjust their attitudes towards driving.

Black box insurance scheme, iKube supports any programme that can help to make Britain's roads safer and reduce the cost of car insurance for young drivers.

Source: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/younger-driver/2012-11/accident-rate-lower-among-drivers-who-get-a-head-start/