Title: Keeping Young Drivers Safe During Early Licensure
Organisation: RAC Foundation
Date uploaded: 2nd October 2019
Date published/launched: September 2019
The report says it is often young drivers’ parents who effectively control the car keys because they have paid for the vehicle and foot the bill for running costs such as insurance.
It adds that evidence shows that while new young drivers can drive relatively safely when they are accompanied by their parents or other adults, they undertake more risky behaviour when that adult figure is absent.
The report suggests the combined use of dash cams and ‘accelerometers’ – technology that records the high G-forces created when a car is driven erratically or dangerously – can be particularly effective in positively influencing young driver behaviour.
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