Would your loved one’s death have been prevented if government had introduced Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) back in 2014?
Help us to get Graduated Driving License introduced.
RoadPeace is working with families bereaved by novice drivers to get GDL introduced, and we are looking for more members willing to share their stories.
Every year, hundreds of people are reported killed in Britain by young drivers. In fact, one in six fatal collisions involved a young driver.
Pete and Ondine are two members who are campaigning on GDL, after their daughter Ferne was killed.
Ferne was one of the 83 passengers killed in 2016 by a car driver aged 17-24. The driver in this fatal crash had only been driving five weeks, although she was very familiar with the road.
Ferne was killed when the novice driver lost control and ran off the road. Her can then collided with a tree. Ferne was wearing a seat belt but the impact was so severe that she suffered fatal injuries in the collision.
Ferne’s parents, Peter and Ondine, are committed to ensuring lessons are learned from their daughter’s death as no family should have to suffer so much. This includes campaigning for GDL.
Caitlin Huddleston was just 18-years-old when both she and her friend Skye Mitchell were killed in a crash on the A595 in Cumbria in July 2017.
The Coroner ruled ‘inexperience’ behind the wheel was a major factor after Skye, who was driving, lost control on a bend in wet weather.
Following the inquest the Coroner has written to the Department of Transport recommending they look at introducing a Graduated Driving Licence in the whole of the UK.
Caitlin’s mum Sharron has launched Caitlin’s Campaign to look at how the GDL system works and to highlight the need for change.
If you would like to be involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you want to find out more about what difference GDL would make, our friends at Brake have written a fantastic summary on the subject.
Updated on: 25 June 2020