The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) is meeting with Mike Penning, road safety minister, to request funding for a specific person in each county to run rural driver training and hazard awareness courses (BBC Newsbeat).
NFYFC, which represents 23,000 young people in rural areas in England and Wales, is also calling for specific targets for cutting rural road deaths.
Milly Wastie, NFYFC vice-chair, says: “We really need to step up. Everyone knows someone that’s either a friend or a family member that has lost their life.
“Not only are they putting themselves at risk, they’re also putting their mates at risk, as well as other road users.”
Mike Penning said: “We welcome the support of any group looking to improve road safety, especially those involving young people.
“Any road death or injury is a tragedy and I will continue to take urgent action to crack down on the most dangerous drivers while improving training to make our roads safer for everyone.”
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