Isle of Wight Council

Road safety

Young drivers

Young drivers (17-24 years of age) are often over-represented within casualty statistics. Many road casualties involving young drivers occur on rural roads.

Young drivers account for only seven percent of the UK’s driving license holders. They are involved in 20% of the UK’s fatal and serious collisions.

It's essential that young drivers understand how to be safe, responsible drivers for the benefit of all.

The GoDrive video is an educational resource for young drivers. It covers key elements of learning to drive and how to behave once young drivers have their driving licence. We encourage sixth forms and colleges to show this to their students.

Driver education doesn’t stop once you’ve obtained your license. Pass Plus is a practical training course that takes at least 6 hours and is for drivers to improve their skills and drive more safely.

The below websites for further information and facts on young drivers: