Wokingham Borough Council is pleased to support the launch of the new ‘Good Egg Guide for Parents of New Drivers’ and will be distributing free copies in response to requests from parents as well as through young driver initiatives.
Nearly eight out of ten parents surveyed (78%) fear their son or daughter will be involved in a car crash according to new research by Good Egg Safety.
The survey also shows that one in three mums and dads (29%) also think their children drive too fast while 10% of parents worry that their children will be tempted to send or check text messages behind the wheel. One in ten parents (10%) are also concerned their child will drink or take drugs when driving.
The survey of more than 1,000 parents was carried out ahead of the launch of the new ‘Good Egg Guide for Parents of New Drivers’. With an average of one in five drivers actually being involved in a crash in their first six months of driving, free copies of the guide are being made available to concerned parents throughout the UK in a bid to reduce casualties.
Julie Pillai, road safety officer, said: "This new publication will help parents guide their youngsters to being a safe driver and avoid pitfalls such as distraction, peer pressure and overconfidence. Keeping young drivers safe on our roads is a priority in our road safety programme and, along with our pre-driver Drive Start training programme (application details can be found at: www.wokingham.gov.uk/drive-start), aims to reduce casualties among new drivers and their passengers."
To request a Good Egg Guide for Parents of New Drivers please contact the Road Safety Team on (0118) 974 6387.