Young Drivers aged 17 – 24
Casualties on the roads involving young drivers are disproportionate to the number of young people who hold a licence and the first two years of driving (in particular those first six months) are critical. 17 – 24 year olds make up only 8% of UK licence holders, yet are involved in over 30% of all collisions.
There are, of course, many reasons for this: both biological (to do with brain development relating to risk taking) and the lack of driving experience.
Latest research shows that eight out of ten parents of new drivers are concerned that their son or daughter may be involved in a car crash within the next 12 months.
The Safety Education Team offers pre-driver classroom based lessons to KS4 pupils (15-16 year olds) in the Borough through their schools. These lessons address some aspects of young drivers’ behaviour before they get behind the wheel themselves or become regular passengers with their driver friends.
Free guide for parents of new drivers
Richmond Council is also pleased to be able to offer the new Good Egg Guide for Parents of New Drivers free to anyone who contacts us while stocks last. Whether your son or daughter is thinking about learning to drive, taking lessons or just starting out on their driving career, The Good Egg Guide for Parents of New Drivers is essential reading.
To obtain one of these free guides, please contact Safety Education using the details below with your postal address.
Further information can be found on www.parentsofnewdrivers.com.
Contact the Safety Education Team
If you have any queries about any of our services please get in touch.
Safety Education Team
London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames
44 York Street
Telephone: 020 8487 5131