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Safety concern on younger drivers

ROAD safety campaigns to curb speeding drivers appear to be having little effect on the under- 25s, according to a new survey.

Two-thirds of more than 1,500 respondents agreed they drive too fast, with a quarter admitting they are ‘aggressive’ on the road. However, 90% of those polled think they are ‘good drivers’.

The research, completed by Fleet News' sister magazine Max Power, showed a willingness by drivers for additional training. Three-quarters of respondents said driver training would make them safer drivers.

Kevin Delaney, head of traffic and road safety at the RAC Foundation, said: ‘The survey is very worrying. Not only does it show that many young motorists seriously underestimate the risks they are taking, it suggests that they are not influenced by campaigns to reduce their speed.

‘The good news is that young drivers are keen to improve their driving and recognise the importance of more training.’

  • Max Power has teamed up with the Institute of Advanced Motorists to offer an advanced driving scheme to drivers aged between 17 and 24. For details, visit www.max-driver.com
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