Major Initiative Launched to Reduce Young Driver Accidents
Devastating stats jump-start crucial pilot scheme for learner drivers.
Did you know that an average of 168 road users aged 17-24 are killed or seriously injured on UK roads each month? In a bid to reduce this staggeringly high number, an ambitious pilot scheme is being launched by Good Egg Drivers in driving test centres across the country.
Everything you need to know
Good Egg Drivers has created a guide called ‘Getting your licence and keeping it… everything you need to know’. This guide is designed to be the ultimate handy resource for new drivers – all in one small booklet!
The Good Egg New Drivers Guides were developed in collaboration with academics and some of the UK’s road safety experts. Rather than being ‘preachy’, the booklet is filled with practical advice for new drivers. It covers everything from the dangers posed by passenger distractions, mobile phones and drink driving, to how to buy you first car and avoid huge insurance premiums.
Test centre near you
Thousands of guides will be provided to DVSA practical test centres through road safety officers in the six pilot regions. Additionally, support materials will be placed in theory test centres.
Bill Pope, Head of Publishing with the DVSA, said: “DVSA’s priority is to guide you through a lifetime of safe driving.”
“Driving test centres are a great place for road safety officers and Good Egg Drivers to give young motorists extra help to stay safe on the roads.”
Councils that have signed up to the pilot are Edinburgh, Newcastle, York, Liverpool and the London Boroughs of Lewisham and Hillingdon. If you have a driving test coming up in these areas, keep an eye out for this invaluable booklet!
Passionate about road safety
Here at Veygo we are passionate about road safety and so we are thrilled to support this initiative.
Jean-Baptiste Limare, Head of Veygo by Admiral, said: “It is still the case that new drivers are involved in far too many road traffic accidents. Hopefully going forward, Good Egg will be able to expand this pilot to every test centre in the UK – and we can begin to turn the tide on the huge number of crashes on our roads.”
The Good Egg new drivers initiative has received backing from others throughout the motoring industry, including Arnold Clark, Biffa, and the Institute of Advanced Motoring (IAM).
Neil Greig, Policy and Research Director with IAM RoadSmart, said: “As a learner taking on board the right information and getting as much useful experience as possible are the keys to a long driving career.
In this guide you can learn about the key risks that new drivers can face and how to deal with them. Use it to make sure that your on-road time with instructor or parents hits the right targets and prepares you for real world driving on our busy and stressful British roads.”