A brand new highway security marketing campaign to assist make younger individuals higher, safer drivers is being focused in direction of mother and father and relations.
Delivered by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership, the ‘Serving to New Drivers’ marketing campaign features a one cease web site with recommendation on serving to learner and new drivers keep safer on the roads.
The web site at www.helpingnewdrivers.co.uk has recommendation and sources on issues like selecting a very good driving teacher together with helpful suggestions for fogeys and relations when practising with their learner driver within the household automobile. Brief movies, a quiz and take away guides with hints for first-time automobile consumers are additionally obtainable.
James Bailey, Assistant Director for Highways and the Constructed County at Staffordshire County Council stated: “Preserving our roads protected stays our precedence and thru the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership our roads proceed to be amongst the most secure within the nation.
“We all know from analysis that youthful, newly certified drivers are more likely to be concerned in a collision, so it’s very important that we do what we will to assist hold them protected. Dad and mom and relations are nonetheless a serious affect in getting younger individuals by way of their driving journey and are properly positioned to offer that sensible recommendation.
“The web site is packed filled with helpful suggestions and hints from discovering a driving teacher to driving on rural roads and every little thing in between. And, with driving classes hopefully restarting within the close to future, I might urge mother and father, kinfolk and mates who know younger individuals to please try the web site and collectively let’s assist make the subsequent era of drivers as protected as we will.”
Some high suggestions from the web site embrace:
- For folks and relations, spend as a lot time as doable sitting along with your younger particular person as they follow their driving within the household automobile. It’s important that they get in as a lot follow as doable, however this should be alongside skilled tuition, not as a substitute of it.
- When your new driver seems to purchase their first automobile, with or with out your assist, clarify to them how a more moderen automobile needn’t value much more than one thing older which can value far more to run – and which might be a lot much less protected. Newer automobiles have extra tech that helps to forestall crashes, however within the occasion of a collision a more moderen automobile can present far more safety.
- When selecting automobile insurance coverage, steer your learner in direction of a telematics (or black field) coverage. Not solely can this save them some huge cash in a short time nevertheless it might additionally make them a safer driver.
- Driving too quick, taking medication or consuming alcohol can all result in catastrophe and it’s the identical with utilizing a cell phone or not carrying a seatbelt. These are often called the Deadly 5 and it’s key that you just spend time speaking about these risks along with your younger driver.
A Stoke-on-Trent Metropolis Council spokesman stated: “We need to guarantee our metropolis’s roads stay as protected as doable, and this web site gives a wonderful useful resource for younger drivers to develop their expertise and information. We encourage all learner and new drivers to work by way of the superb data obtainable to assist hold themselves and different highway customers protected.”