Statistics: What the facts say
|What the facts say||What we say|
|Inexperienced drivers take 2 seconds longer to recognise possible danger than experienced drivers.||Keep your speed down no one can drive too fast and get away with it.|
|Three young people die every day in road crashes in Britain.||Don't take risks to impress your friends – it might seem tempting, but you could kill yourself and your mates.|
|Passengers with young novice drivers run a higher risk of being injured or killed.||Don't overcrowd your car with friends who may distract you.|
|Young drivers, particularly males consistency overestimate their own ability so more commonly drive faster and take risks.||Don't forget 6 penalty points in your first two years and your back to L plates.|
|Drugs and drink legal or illegal, can severely affect concentration and reaction times.||Don't drink if you are driving even one can mean the difference between life and death.|
Mobile phone statistics.
Three years after the use of hand-held mobiles while driving was banned. A survey of 2000 drivers found; More than a third (36%) admitted illegally using a hand held mobile whilst driving; Six out of ten (61%) feel they would only have a slim (10%) chance of being caught.
THE LAW NOW SAYS IF YOU ARE CAUGHT HOLDING AND USING YOUR MOBILE PHONE WHILST DRIVING YOU COULD BE PROSECUTED AND RECEIVE 3 PENALTY POINTS ON YOUR DRIVING LICENCE AND A FINE.