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Valentine’s weekend road trip


Valentine’s weekend road trip

Photo by Johnny Stiletto

Roses are red, violets are… yes, Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  So whether you’re expecting a romantic meal for two or an anonymous gift from a secret admirer, you’re likely to be out and about for one reason or another.

Here at RED Driving School, we couldn’t help but be reminded of some disturbing statistics.  (Yes, we’re single).  According to the road safety organisation ‘For My Girlfriend’, young women between 17 and 19 years old are more likely to be killed or injured as a passenger than as a driver.

Brake, the road safety charity, have conducted some research and discovered some startling facts highlighting the difference between male and female attitudes towards driving.

Photo by annstheclaf

As many as nine out of ten women worry about loved ones being killed on the road.  Furthermore, 13% of women, compared to 8% of men, worry about this “all the time”.  Brake suggest this marked difference in awareness, could well be the reason that 93% of convictions for causing death or injury by driving, are against men!

It’s an unpleasant set of statistics and definitely not a good way to end any date.  RED Driving School would like to urge all drivers, young and old, to take care of your loved ones this weekend.

If you have time, why not check out For My Girlfriend and Brake websites for some posters, videos and articles designed to raise awareness about the issue, and make sure your Valentine’s Day goes as planned.

Happy Valentines!

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