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Title: Young Drivers

Young Drivers Enforcement
  • Deputy Chief Constable
  • Adam Briggs
  • North Yorkshire Police

Areas of Responsibility
  • ACPO Road Policing
  • Speed / Safety Cameras
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Performance
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods
  • European Roads Policing
  • To include TISPOL (UK Presidency 2007/08)

Young Drivers An Increasing Problem ?
  • Over 73,500 young European persons aged between
    16-24 years old were killed in traffic collisions
    in the last decade
  • This represents 25 of all road fatalities

Its a Fact !
  • On average, over 18 of all persons killed in
    road collisions are between 16-24
  • Only 10 of the population falls within this age
  • Young people are at almost twice the risk of
    being killed in a road collision than other age

Where and when are they dying ?
  • Over 60 fatalities involving young people occur
    in rural areas
  • In the UK, more die in September and October than
    any other months of year
  • Weekend fatality rates for young people are
    higher than the rates for the population as a
    whole across Europe.
  • Info from Traffic Safety Basic Facts 2006
  • European Road Safety Observatory

Why Are Young People At Risk?
  • Arrogance of youth ?
  • Peer Pressure
  • From same sex friends and associates
  • From opposite sex girl / boy friends
  • Have Driving Skills but not right attitude
  • Fearlessness
  • Likely to.
  • Speed
  • Drink / Drug Drive
  • Not Wear Seat Belts

Culture of Recklessness
  • Trevor McDonald Tonight
  • Filmed recently and will be shown on
  • ITV1 in December
  • Exclusive for this Conference.

How Can the Problem be Dealt with ?
  • Education v Enforcement
  • Engineering
  • Were all familiar with the options.
  • All have their place in the solution

Is this an option ?
Examples of Good Practice
  • Multi Agency Approach
  • Many Local Authority Educational Programmes
  • School Programmes
  • Warwickshire County Council Driving Ambition
    Programme as an example funded by Road Safety
    Grant costing around 50-60k per year
    targeting 8-13 year old children.
  • Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership holistic
    approach look at the wider picture with young
    people to include Pass Plus Extra
  • Fire Service Learn Live and Safe Drive, Stay
    Alive Programmes

Enforcement Options
  • Verbal Warning
  • Vehicle Seizure
  • Anti Social Use of Vehicles
  • Court Diversion Options
  • NDORS Scheme
  • National Driver Offender Re-training Scheme
  • National Speed Awareness Course
  • RiDE Courses aimed at motorcycle offenders
  • Summons
  • Arrest
  • Court Appearance

Academic View
  • Potential Solutions
  • Reposition the Rules
  • Improve way to provide information guidance to
    young people
  • Co-Opt the Culture
  • Make images and identities sought by young people
    seem undesirable, ridiculous or shameful
  • Tackle the Talent Model or the X Factor
  • Emphasise the social and emotional aspects or
  • Educate that driving is not just a natural
  • Re-Think the Driving Test
  • Skills for life needed not just ability to pass
    the test.
  • Simon Christmas 2007
  • The Good, the Bad and the Talented.

Casualty Reduction Who takes the Credit?
  • It doesnt matter who saves the lives as long as
    the lives are saved
  • It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do
    not care who gets the credit.
  • Harry S Truman

  • Far too many valuable young lives are being lost
    on the roads
  • Need to address the heavy influence of the
    Internet sites such as YouTube.
  • Education must start early and be effective and
  • Enforcement a last resort

And Finally.
Thank you for your attention!
  • Any Questions ?