Welcome Recognition for the Value of Pre-driver Training
The AA's report on the safety of young drivers 1
includes a welcome recognition that pre-driver training of youngsters has the potential to cut the poor accident record of 18-24 year olds.
The ABD has long supported the correct type of training for future young drivers, which must not just be about learning the mechanical skills of controlling a car, but must also instil a sense of responsibility towards other road users.
ABD chairman Brian Gregory comments:
“The ABD is impressed with the excellent results achieved by the Under-17 Car Club, which has been operating since the 1970s and whose ex-members have much lower accident and conviction rates than other young drivers. A national roll-out of training along the lines of that provided by the club and incorporating the principles contained in Steve Haley's excellent book Mind Driving could lead to a significant improvement in young driver safety.”
NOTES FOR EDITORS
1. AA — Young drivers at risk
Notes for Editors about the ABD
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