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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Young drivers are a major priority in the IAM manifesto


    The Institute of Advanced Motorists has published its new manifesto for road safety across the UK. One of the key areas they have covered in their manifesto is the idea that rural roads should be included on the current driving tests. They are concerned that many accidents occur on rural roads and at high speeds. Most young people won’t have any experience of driving on such roads until they find themselves on them having passed their tests elsewhere.

    The chairman of the Institute, Alistair Cheyne, stated that over 5,500 young people were killed or received severe injuries that changed their lives – and all within the last five years. He is calling for more steps to be taken to ensure young lives are not put at risk or lost each year.

    Another of the steps the Institute suggests is to make road safety an obligatory part of the national curriculum in schools. The idea is to ensure children know about the importance of road safety and what it means – possibly long before they ever get behind the wheel of a car. If these measures were taken up they could have a profound and positive effect in the future.

    Would earlier and better education mean fewer accidents?

    This is certainly the hope, and there is every chance it would be the case in reality too. Improved driving behaviour among all drivers would certainly lead to a drop in the number of accidents we see on our roads.

    It would never reduce them to zero but it could make a huge difference. Young drivers must begin driving with the knowledge and experience that can help prevent them from having accidents in the first place. Many skills come with experience but there are opportunities for driving tests to be more involved and comprehensive, as stated here.

    Have you had a car accident and you believe someone else was at fault?

    You have a three-year window in which to seek professional no-obligation advice concerning a potential compensation claim. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we operate a completely free 24/7 enquiry line to ensure there is always someone here to take your call.

    Speak to a professional injury compensation lawyer today to find out more and to see whether a no win, no fee* claim might be a possibility in your case. You’ll never know unless you get in touch.

    Date Published: November 19, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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