Drivers aged between 17 and 24 are classed as young drivers and are at a much higher risk of crashing than older drivers with one in four 18 to 24 year olds being involved in a collision within two years of passing their driving test.
The high level of risk associated with young drivers is due to a combination of youth and inexperience. This means they have less ability to spot hazards and are more likely to take dangerous driving risks such as speeding, racing and overtaking.
Each year, we arrange for over 2000 sixth year pupils from all schools in Edinburgh to attend our Young Drivers event which includes presentations and exhibitions from The City of Edinburgh Council, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Lothian and various other organisations including Spinal Injuries Scotland, Lothian Buses, Spokes and Digby Brown.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, 2020 will be our first year that we will not be bringing this event to the Corn Exchange. We hope to resume in 2021, if government guidance deems it safe to do so.
Should you have any further queries on the projects above, please contact us at the following email.