The main results from this report show that collisions involving young drivers have been reducing well over the past five years. In 2007, a young driver was involved in just under a third of all collisions in the region, while in 2011 this had dropped to less than a quarter. However, given that young drivers only account for 8% of the region’s driving licence holders, they are still over-represented in the collision and casualty figures
In other news, the new version of the Resource’s website is now available to be viewed as a ‘beta’ site at the following web address: www.gateshead.gov.uk/ne-roadsafety. The analysts are currently working with Gateshead’s ICT team to get the Resource’s official web address (www.neroadsafety.org.uk) to redirect to the new site. Soon either link will take visitors to the new design. The new website contains all the most recent published reports, 2011 overview data, Resource news items, and several other useful features.
For more information contact: Peter Slater, Data Analyst, North East Regional Road Safety Resource, Gateshead Council
Phone: 0191 433 3165
Road Safety Resource Website: www.gateshead.gov.uk/ne-roadsafety