Driving instructors in Warwickshire have been asked by police to help keep young drivers safe on Warwickshire roads.
The Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner has invited 75 approved driving instructors to join them as “Honest Truth” instructors to help reduce the number of young people seriously injured or killed on the road every year.
In 2018, Warwickshire saw four 17 to 25 year olds killed and 66 seriously injured in 2018. A further 267 escaped with minor injuries relating to road traffic accidents.
Warwickshire Police Inspector Jem Mountford said: “Our younger drivers are over represented in our road casualty statistics and it is important we support innovative schemes like The Honest Truth to help reduce these numbers. We want to work with Approved Driving Instructors as they are in the unique position of reaching young drivers when they are in the learning state of mind.
“We know from statistical evidence that the majority of those KSIs (killed and seriously injured) involving new and young drivers, aren’t as a result of poor driving skill. In other words, the mirror-signal-manoeuvre technical skills taught by driving instructors and required to pass a driving test aren’t so much of an issue as the lack of decision-making skills and understanding of the dangers faced by new drivers. The Honest Truth project helps to make young drivers aware of the risks when they start to drive alone.”
Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe said “Working with Approved Driving Instructors provides a unique opportunity to reach new drivers in Warwickshire at a key point in their driving career, when they are still learning and receptive to new information.
“Approved Driving Instructors can use The Honest Truth to provide a targeted road safety initiative to learner drivers during their lessons to help people stay safer on Warwickshire’s roads.”
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