Motor insurance: Driver education may prevent car accidents

Thursday, 21 December 2006

Driver education is vital in the campaign against dangerous driving according to one road safety charity.

New stats from the Department for Transport show that over one in four road deaths are caused by drivers who are at work. Therefore campaigners from road safety charity Brake believe that driver education should be ongoing.

Angela Pretlove, a campaigner for Brake, said: "Roads have changed – they are busier – conditions have changed, vehicles have changed, especially for people who drive for a living."

She added that drivers passed their tests "many years ago and things have changed".

As well as having cheap car insurance, Brake wants employers of workers who have to drive as part of their jobs to insist on all staff being educated about safe driving and minimising the risks they take on the roads.

Brake has created a DVD to that end which features interviews with bereaved family members after car accidents. They believe company drivers should be shown this.

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