On Day Five of the RoadPeace Challenge 2023, we focus on one of our most critical calls to action – Protect Novice Drivers and their Passengers.
Young drivers aged 17 to 24-years-old make up just 7% of the UK driving population, yet are involved in almost a quarter of crashes resulting in death or serious injury.
Thank you to Sharron Huddleston, a Mum from Cumbria, who has been campaigning for the introduction of Graduated Driving Licences in the UK since her 18-year-old daughter, Caitlin, was killed in a crash as a front-seat passenger in her friend’s car in 2017.
Chris and Nicole Taylor, from Northamptonshire, have been urging the Government to introduce Graduated Driving Licences since their 18-year-old daughter, Beccy, was killed in crash after she lost control of her car when it hit surface water in 2008.
Sharron and Nicole introduce Day Five of our campaign:
Elizabeth Box, Research Director at the RAC Foundation, is an accomplished transport researcher and commissioner with almost two decades of experience. She is an advisor to several road safety industry and government project boards and alongside her role as Research Director at the RAC Foundation is the Lead Researcher for the DfT Road Safety Investigation Branch.
She has conducted a range of research into young driver safety over the years.
Thank you to Elizabeth for her video below, to mark Day Five of the campaign:
Updated on: 19 May 2023