Free 'Good Egg Guide' For Concerned Parents Of New Drivers
11 June 2012
Parents of young people who are learning to drive in
Peterborough are being given a free copy of a new national guide
that sets out safety messages to help prevent their children from
being involved in a road accident.
Research undertaken by Good Egg Safety has revealed
that 78 per cent of UK parents fear their son or daughter will be
involved in a car crash. The 'Good Egg Guide for Parents of New
Drivers' underlines the causes and consequences of collisions,
information to help young people pass their driving test and tips
on buying their first car, including securing motor insurance.
The survey also detailed that one in three mums and dads think
their children drive too fast, while 10 per cent of parents worry
their offspring will be tempted to send or check text messages
behind the wheel. One in 10 parents are also concerned their child
will drink or take drugs when driving.
Clair George, Road Safety Officer for the SaferPeterborough
partnership, said: "In 2011, 235 people aged 17 to 25 were injured
on Peterborough roads. Young drivers have a tendency to drive too
fast and to over-estimate their driving ability. They are also
vulnerable to peer pressure.
"The guide gives parents information to steer their children
through the dangers during the transition from being anxious to
safe and a careful driver. It focuses on avoiding factors such as
distraction, tiredness, peer pressure, drink and drugs, and false
confidence which can compromise the capacity to cope when behind
Copies of the guide will be distributed to local schools,
colleges and driving schools. For a free copy of the guide, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01733) 453576.
Media contact: Pep Cipriano, SaferPeterborough Communications
Manager- telephone 01733 452551 or email email@example.com.