Young drivers

Every day in Scotland an average of 16 drivers aged between 17-25 years are involved in a road accident.

These accidents result in

  • 1 young person killed every week.
  • 17 seriously injured per week - many of whom will be permanently disabled or scarred.

Remember, as the driver, you are responsible for the safety of your passengers.

Useful websites

Country roads 2010 campaign - this campaign includes a series of television and radio adverts that focus around the following statistics for road collisions in Scotland.

Get in lane - essential for all new drivers

UK department for transport - very informative, giving details of a wide variety of road safety issues. "Think" campaigns are designed to make people think about road safety and take on board any key messages.

Department for transport - useful for statistics and research purposes.

www.rospa.co.uk/roadsafety - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - information and advice on the prevention of accidents in all areas of life.

www.road-safety.org.uk - Road Safety Scotland - funded by the Scottish Government, designed to develop and co-ordinate Scotland-wide road safety initiatives and campaigns.

www.passplus.org.uk - Become a better driver, get cheaper insurance, SAVE MONEY!

www.iam.org.uk - Institute of Advanced Motorists - develop advanced skills that help make driving and riding a more enjoyable and rewarding experience.

www.roadsafetywestscotland.com - Essential information for all road users.

www.highwaycode.gov.uk - Stay up to date with the Highway Code.

www.brake.org - Road safety charity.

www.a2bsafely.com - Website that provides support for anyone helping a young person to adopt safe and  active travel patterns in the road environment. Suitable for all young people 10-18 years. This has been released to all Scottish Schools through local Road Safety Units.

www.bbc.co.uk/fatal road accidents - Iinteractive web-page from the BBC. They have plotted all fatal road accidents over the last ten years on Britain's roads to show where the blackspots are (the default is 2008 but you can select alternative years).