Alarmingly, 32% of people who are killed or seriously injured in a car on Staffordshire's roads are aged between 16 and 25.
So why are young drivers crashing then? Here are some common reasons:
- Speeding and/or inappropriate speed
- Drinking & driving
- Drugs & driving
- Not wearing seatbelts (especially rear seated passengers)
- Peer pressure (being encouraged to drive inappropriately by your friends)
- Over confidence combined with lack of experience
Reducing road casualties amongst young drivers is a key priority for the Road Safety and Sustainable Travel Unit. Take a look for further information on all the initiatives we offer.