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Young Drivers

Young drivers are a very vulnerable group, involved in high numbers of collisions on our roads: 17-25 year olds account for an 8th of the drivers on the roads, yet make up a 3rd of drivers who die on UK roads.

Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service can deliver a workshop/talk to young drivers at your college or other venues. This explains why, when and where road traffic collisions occur and some of the steps we can take to stay safe. We also have demonstrations to display just how affected our reactions are when using mobile phones. For more information on this, please contact us.

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Young driver's lack of experience is considered the main reason for their vulnerability. Research indicates that one in five drivers have a collision in the first year after passing their driving test.

Use the navigation to view further information on younger drivers and view our information on how to be a safer driver to learn how to do just that.

Young Driver viral made by Truro College students for Cornwall Council

If you have just started driving or are about to, you may also find this REV.UK Facebook page of interest, which is aimed at young and prospective drivers - it covers topics such as choosing your first car, being safe on the roads, celebrity and sport stories, and much more.