New website launched to help keep young drivers safe

09.49 | 6 April 2021 |

Parents and other family members are being targeted in a new campaign to help make young people in Staffordshire better, safer drivers.

The ‘Helping New Drivers’ campaign is being delivered by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership and includes a one stop website with advice to help learner and new drivers stay safer on the roads.

The website has advice and resources on subjects including choosing a good driving instructor along with useful tips for parents and family members when practising with their learner driver in the family car.  

Short videos, a quiz and take away guides with hints for first-time car buyers are also provided.

James Bailey, assistant director for highways at Staffordshire County Council, said: “We know from research that younger, newly qualified drivers are much more likely to be involved in a collision, so it’s vital that we do what we can to help keep them safe. 

“Parents and family members are still a major influence in getting young people through their driving journey and are well placed to provide that practical advice.

“The website is packed full of useful tips and hints from finding a driving instructor to driving on rural roads and everything in between.  

“With driving lessons hopefully restarting in the near future, I would urge parents, relatives and friends who know young people to please check out the website and together let’s help make the next generation of drivers as safe as we can.”



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