Poll reveals parents' safety fears
Nearly eight out of 10 parents surveyed (78%) fear their son or daughter will be involved in a car crash according to new research by Good Egg Safety.
The survey also shows that one in three mums and dads (29%) think their children drive too fast while 10% of parents worry that their offspring will be tempted to send or check text messages behind the wheel. Furthermore, one in 10 parents are concerned their child will drink or take drugs when driving.
The survey of more than 1,000 parents has been carried out ahead of the launch of the new Good Egg Guide for Parents of New Drivers. 135,000 free copies of the guide are being made available to road safety teams, for distribution to parents across the UK.
Professor Steve Stradling, who sits on the Good Egg National Steering Group, said: "This publication will give parents the wherewithal to guide their children through the dangers during their fraught transition from anxious youngster to safe and careful driver.
“It focuses on avoiding all the factors such as distraction, tiredness, peer pressure, drink and drugs, and false confidence which can compromise the capacity to cope when behind the wheel."
Alan Kennedy, chair of Road Safety GB, said: “We are delighted to endorse this initiative and provide these potentially life-saving free guides to all our members across the UK. Keeping young drivers safer is a priority and this new parents guide will help do this.”
For more information contact Jan Deans at Good Egg Safety on 0131 667 8833.