Why is this event being run?

Here are some statistics to explain why the partner organisations are taking part :

The facts and Figures!

  • Every year 180 young people are killed or seriously injured on Lancashire’s roads, over half of these occur close to their home area.
  • The riskiest drivers are in the 17-19 age group. They are the most inexperienced but, as they grow older and move into the age groups 20 and over, their growing post-test driving experience makes them less likely to be in a crash
  • Under 25s are just 9 per cent of all driving licence holders but they are involved in almost a 25% of all crashes that cause death and injury
  • In their first year of driving, 23 per cent of drivers who pass their test between the ages of 17-19 have been involved in at least one crash, compared with 12 per cent who are over 25 when they pass the test
  • Oldest drivers are the safest. Years of experience and a safer attitude to driving more than compensate for infirmity and slower reaction time that age brings

Rural roads: the biggest killer

  • In Wales and Scotland, three-quarters of fatalities occur on rural roads, compared with two-thirds on rural roads in England; more than half of serious injuries are on rural roads in Wales and Scotland, compared with less than half in England


  • A third of fatal and serious injury casualties on rural roads are in cars driven by young drivers, twice as many as in cars with a driver over the age of 60

pie-chartCars driven by younger drivers that are involved in rural fatal and serious injury crashes are more likely to have three or more car-occupant casualties than any other age group

The facts are that 30% of our younger people will be involved in a road traffic accident within 2 years of passing their test and that this group of inexperienced drivers are the most likely to be that worst of all statistic  Рa road fatality with all the impact that this brings to family and friends.