The Progressive Teen Driving Agreement
10 November 2014
Launch of Progressive Teen Driving Agreement for Highlands & Islands (including Moray).
Highlands & Islands MSP and road safety campaigner, David Stewart, who set up the Highland road safety group NOSDAT (North Of Scotland Driver Awareness Team) has again teamed up with road safety partners Macrae & Dick, to launch their latest initiative to make our roads safer.
Speaking today, David Stewart speaking on behalf of NOSDAT said, “For the last five years now I have been working tirelessly along with a number of partners to make our roads safer.
"One of these partners, Macrae and Dick, have yet again come on board and worked with us to devise a ‘Progressive Teen Driving Agreement’”.
“This is an agreement between a parent and teenager driver, agreeing that they will adhere to set conditions whilst they are out driving on their own or with an agreed number of passengers.
"There are just nine conditions, including an agreement that they will respect all other road users, display a ‘P’ plate on their vehicle for the first three months after they pass their test , consume no drink or drugs when driving and adhere to all road traffic signs”.
David Stewart continued ,
“For a number of years now I have been trying hard to push the UK Government into allowing a pilot graduated licence scheme to be introduced in Scotland for new and young drivers.
"The Scottish Government have advised me that they are supportive of such a scheme.
"In the meantime my partners and I think that this progressive teen driving agreement is a step in the right direction and I would encourage the parents of young or new drivers to seriously consider signing up to this agreement”.
Andrew Grzesinski, Group Managing Director with Macrae & Dick said, “We are delighted to be involved with NOSDAT and to support this latest initiative to promote newly qualified drivers signing up to this agreement.
As a motor dealer group anything that we can do to make youngsters think about their driving and be more competent is worthy of our support”.