Graduated Licence A Must !
27 May 2014
Commenting on the findings of the study by the RAC Foundation, relating to serious and fatal road collisions involving young road users, Highlands & Islands MSP and road safety campaigner David Stewart said, "These results are very alarming with regards to the North and the North East of Scotland.
“These statistics show
clearly that this area has the highest proportion of collision involving
young drivers aged 17-19 in Scotland".
"For over four years now I have been trying to persuade Government and other organisations, that the introduction of a form of graduated licence is the only way we are really going to reduce serious injury and fatal road collisions involving our young road users".
“It is interesting that if we had a system of graduated licence in existence, then we could reduce road casualties by 13 per year in the North and North East and save over £3 million to the economy".
“Back in 2010 when we started down our route of trying to get a graduated licence introduced we were fortunate to team up with Dr Sarah Jones from Cardiff University in Wales.