According to road safety charity Brake, drivers between the ages of 17 and 24 only make up 1.5% of UK licence holders. However, this age group is at higher risk of being involved in a vehicle crash or collision than older drivers. Why are teenagers still involved in more road accidents than any other driver? Younger road users:

  • Succumb to peer pressure to take risks

  • Use mobile phones more frequently at the wheel

  • Some are more likely to drive after recreational drug or alcohol use

  • Drive over the speed limit

  • Inexperience means they are less likely to spot hazards

  • Overconfidence after passing the driving test

Not every young driver makes these mistakes, some are overly cautious and may even take longer to pass their driving test. As a parent, you can take responsibility for teaching your teenager good driving habits. Sometimes all it takes is allowing your kids to remind you how to follow the road safety rules to get them into good habits themselves. Follow these ways to teach teenage drivers to ensure that your teenager is a role model behind the wheel.