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    Health and Safety News

    Road safety push targets new drivers

    By Jonathan Brown on March 8, 2017

    Road safety push targets new drivers

    Learners and those who have just passed their driving tests are being targeted under a new scheme to increase safety on the roads.

    Devastating effects of collisions

    Dubbed the New Driver Scheme, emergency services have teamed up with the Motor Schools Association of Great Britain to show the devastating effects road collisions can have.

    The presentation involves a film about a fatal collision that occurred in Stewarton, East Ayrshire, in April 2014, in which Patricia Brown, 52, and 18-year-old Alec Stewart were killed as a result of a “convoy” of “boy racers”.

    The film features Alec’s sister, Amy Stewart, who talks about the loss of her brother.

    “The aim of this programme is not to lecture new drivers on how to drive, but to offer them knowledge and experience on how to drive safely,” said George Baggley, watch commander at the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS).

    Young drivers

    Motorists aged 17-19 make up just 1.5% of British licence holders but are involved in 9% of fatal and serious crashes, according to Mr Baggley.

    He said: “Young drivers are at a much higher risk of having an accident than older drivers.”

    Constable Craig Beaver, of the Trunk Road Patrol Group, says younger drivers probably already know that speed can kill but that doesn’t stop them being more susceptible to road traffic accidents.

    He said: “Our presentation will demonstrate the consequences for new drivers, their passengers and other road users if they drive inappropriately. We have a particular interest in reaching young drivers, however, all are welcome to attend.”

    The film has been developed by Police Scotland and sessions will be promoted through social media. After being initially rolled out in South Ayrshire, those involved hope the scheme will eventually benefit drivers across the UK.

    Source: BBC News

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    Date Published: March 8, 2017

    Author: Jonathan Brown

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