More likely to hold a full driving licence than urban young people
More likely to be involved in a collision on rural roads than urban young drivers
More likely to be involved in a collision on 60mph roads than urban young drivers
More likely to be involved in a collision in the dark than urban young drivers
The research found that many of the attributes of young driver collisions are far more over-represented amongst rural young drivers than urban young drivers. Rural young drivers are more likely than urban young drivers to be involved in collisions involving:
The final point regarding licensure is an entirely new analysis only made possible thanks to the sharing of information by the DVLA (driver licences number by age by Lower Super Output Area).
The findings of this report represent a challenge to national and local government, to communities and families alike to build the infrastructure, legislative frameworks and support structures which will serve to protect these young people from the lost futures that can result from being involved in serious road traffic crashes.'
Road Safety Analysis would like to thank the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund and Michelin Tyre PLC for funding this research, and the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs (NFYFC) for their support.