Data compiled following a recent survey of drivers has found that young drivers are on average “over-confident” about their driving abilities, with in excess of 70 percent of young drivers claiming that they are better drivers than the average road user.
However, whilst many young drivers who participated in the survey suggested that they are better drivers, the figures also found that the confidence is often misplaced, with young drivers – those under 25 – 2.5 times more likely to be involved in a road traffic accident.
According to the published data, those drivers aged 25 years old and under account for 26 percent of all road traffic accidents; and despite only accounting for eight percent of all drivers, they account for 22 percent of all serious and fatal accidents.
The figures, which came as it was announced that the government have scrapped proposals to introduce specific restrictions for young drivers, also found that during 2012, young drivers accounted for a quarter of road users fatally injured in the UK.
Although the latest figures have revealed that young drivers are at a higher risk of being involved in a road traffic accident rates, as personal injury solicitors we understand and appreciate that road accidents can happen at any time.
This is why, we are on hand to offer those injured in a road accident, which was not their fault, with honest, impartial and tailored personal injury advice, guiding them through the process of making a compensation claim.
To find out how our injury solicitors can assist you with your claim, contact us today.