According to study by Gocompare.com, half of the UK’s motorist would like to see a zero tolerance on drink driving alcohol limit for young drivers to reduce road traffic accidents.
The survey also revealed that UK drivers would welcome engine size restrictions and mandatory telematics car insurance in a bid to try and reduce road traffic accidents caused by young drivers.
The report highlights that young male drivers aged between 17 and 20 are ten times more likely to be killed or seriously injured on our roads than more experienced drivers.
Melanie Lidstone Land, personal injury lawyer as Swain & Co, says, “This survey suggests that UK’s motorists feel it is time to consider radical new measures in an attempt to curb the number of road traffic accidents that are caused every year on our roads.”
Unsurprisingly, these suggested measures were not popular with 18-24 year old respondents.
Melanie explains, “As personal injury specialists we handle cases where innocent people have been injured in road traffic accidents through no fault of their own. We support measures to try and reduce the incidents occurring in the first place.”
But, maybe restrictions are only part of the solution; education is essential also to ensure that young drivers become better drivers.
Road traffic accidents can cause serious injury to people, and when it does, these people will need support and independent advice.