Drivers making no fault car accident claims in North Devon
The county of North Devon in England is known for being a mostly agricultural area but according to reports by The South West it is in the top places for having the highest percentage of of driver injuries for teenagers in England.
The report was conducted by the RAC foundation and showed that 11.9% of the drivers who are killed or injured in car accidents have a driver who is aged between 17-19 years old. Considering that this age group makes up only 1.5% of licensed drivers in the country, this is a high percentage. Comparing this figure between counties showed that Devon had 13.1% of their car accidents involve a driver in their teens, making it 2.1% above the rate of the national average.
Looking at the overall report, the RAC Foundation Director, Stephen Glaister, made the statement that teenage drivers are disproportionately represented in the car accident figures and this conclusion is especially true in rural areas. Glaister continued by reminding that the Government had yet to announce its strategy for reducing teenage driver accidents even though it has said that the strategy is coming on numerous occasions.
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Glaister and the RAC have advocated the Graduated Driver Licensing System or GDLS to reduce death and injury for young drivers. A GDLS allows new drivers to develop their skills and experience over several stages with each stage providing slightly more environmental risk until they graduate to the final level of an unrestricted full driver’s license. Restrictions in the early stages commonly involve things such as unsupervised driving, expressway driving and types of cars available to drive.
Much research has been conducted into the effectiveness of GDLS around the world and the vast majority have concluded that they are proven to save lives and prevent injuries. A recent study conducted in the UK at the University of Cardiff conducted research into the GDLS and found that if implemented in the UK, the system could potentially save 200 lives a year and save the economy an estimated 890 million pounds through preventing the cost of casualties.
If you are injured and are making no fault car accident claims in North Devon then contact Accident Advice Helpline to receive the services of a solicitor.
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For free initial advice, and ‘no win no fee’ no fault car accident claims in North Devon, simply dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline. If you prefer, you can dial 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone, or text, ‘claim365’ to 88010 and Accident Advice Helpline will call you back,