Watch now: Eve's story
Many young people learn to drive as soon as they are old enough to do so. Passing your driving test is a great feeling, but it is not a licence to drive as you please. When you get behind the wheel of a car you are not only responsible for your own safety, but the safety of your passengers and other road users. That is a responsibility you need to take seriously.
The statistics related to young drivers are frightening:
- 20 per cent of young adults (17-24 years) have a crash within six months of passing their driving test. (Brake)
- Young men aged 17 - 24 are involved in 25% of deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
- Half of all crashes, involving 17 to 24 year-olds, are caused by speeding.
We don't want to stop you driving, but we do want you to drive safely and responsibly.
The Honest Truth contains advice specifically for young drivers. It highlights the risk factors involved in crashes involving young people as well as advice on staying safe. There are also real life stories, similar to Eve's.
Learn2live is for young and inexperienced drivers and contains information on learning to drive, staying safe, the law and insurance.