Scottish Daily Mail

Half of young drivers unsafe


NEARLY half of young drivers admit they do not know enough about road safety, according to a poll.

Some 47 per cent of motorists aged 17 to 24 believe they have not been given enough informatio­n about staying safe – with two thirds of their parents agreeing.

The poll of 1,000 young drivers and their parents also found that 50 per cent of those under 24 would not know how to check basics such as the tread on their tyres.

And one in five would not know what to do if they had a puncture.

Mark Griffiths from Continenta­l Tyres, which carried out the research, said: ‘Every day in the UK, around nine people die or are seriously injured in accidents involving young drivers. It is vital for 17 to 24-yearolds to receive adequate safety informatio­n, setting them up for a lifetime of motoring.’

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