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Lisa Gilmour. Department for Transport Update on Young Driver Green Paper. Young Drivers . What is the Extent of the Young Driver Problem? . Percentage of 17-24 year olds who hold a full driving licence. What are the characteristics of young c ar d river collisions? .

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Lisa Gilmour

Department for Transport

Update on Young Driver Green Paper

what are the characteristics of young c ar d river collisions
What are the characteristics of young car driver collisions?
  • Nearly 79% of all young car drivers involved in fatal collisions were males.
  • Likely to have factors relating to speed, recklessness or vehicle control which contributed to the collisions.
  • There is research to suggest that peer pressure can encourage young drivers to drive more dangerously:
      • In 2012, 56% of passenger casualties in collisions involving at least one young car driver were aged 17 to 24, as were the majority of the fatalities (61%).
  • Young drivers are also more likely to have collisions that result in either a fatality or serious injury at night.
  • The majority of young driver collisions happen in urban areas:
      • In 2012, these crashes accounted for 55% of the casualties from collisions involving young car drivers.
  • Rural young drivers are more likely to be involved in a collision than urban young drivers.
      • Around 8% of casualties in urban areas were either killed or seriously injured, compared with around 12% in rural areas.
what s the evidence
What’s the Evidence?
  • Graduated Driving Licensing
  • TRL Research
  • Northern Ireland
what s next
What’s Next……
  • Young Drivers Green Paper
  • Within our Business Plan to be published later this year.
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Lisa Gilmour Head of Young Drivers PolicyRoad User, Licensing, Insurance and Safety Division Tel: 0207 944 2456Email: lisa.Gilmour@dft.gsi.gov.uk