Too Young to Die Information for 16-18 year-olds on staying safe on roads
How many people do you think were involved in road crashes every day in the UK in 2010? 5 62 505 Many of those killed and injured are your age. Road crashes are the biggest killer of 15-24 year-olds. Number of deaths Number of serious injuries Number of slight injuries
Casualties by Road User Group 2010 Powered Two Wheeler Pedestrian Pedal Cyclist Bus User HGV and Other Road Users Car Passenger Car Driver 8% 10% 9% 2% 4% 20% 47%
What types of driver do you think are most likely to crash and why?
FACT: Young drivers are more likely to crash if they have their mates in the car 1) Why do you think that is? How can you look out for your own and your mates’ safety… 2) if you’re getting a lift with mates? 3) if you’re driving with your mates in the car?
What are the consequences of dangerous driving? Higher insurance costs – stay crash free and you’ll save hundreds Fines – £60 for speeding, up to £5,000 for dangerous driving, unlimited for causing death by dangerous driving
What are the consequences of dangerous driving? Losing your licence Losing your job Money you spend on learning to drive and getting a car will be wasted
What are the consequences of dangerous driving? Maximum sentence for dangerous driving = 2 years Maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving = 14 years
What are THE WORST POSSIBLE consequences of dangerous driving? Life-changing injury (to you or someone else) Death (to you or someone else) Promising career cut short by tragic crash Three friends die in head-on collision
How to stay safe in a car 4) Don’t drive distracted THE FAB FOUR! 1) Never drive on drink or drugs 2) Stay within speed limits 3) Always belt up