Statistics: What the facts say

  • Posted on: 30 July 2014
  • By: malcolm
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.

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