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Transport Statistics – Great Britain: 2012

The Department for Transport today announced the Transport Statistics for Great Britain 2012, revealing that reported road casualties in 2011 were significantly lower than a decade earlier in 2001. In 2011 there were a total of 203,950 reported road casualties, 35 per cent lower than in 2001, despite the fact that between 2001 and 2011 traffic grew by 3.2 per cent.

“It is great to hear that road safety is improving and although we recognise that there is still a long way to go, we believe that this positive news is a reflection of the improved, more skilled tuition provided by UK driving instructors.

“At RED Driving School, we feel it is our responsibility to develop the next generation of safe and responsible drivers. It is only through quality tuition and greater education on safe driving practices that road casualties can continue to be reduced.

“At RED, we are focused on how we can help young drivers get on the road safely. For example, we recently teamed up with young driver insurance companies to help encourage safe driving. By teaming up with Young Marmalade we have created a simpler learner driver insurance scheme, RED Marmalade, which is a significant step forward in young driver safety as it provides a low cost, low risk way of insuring young drivers on a family or friend’s car, which will allow them to practice the technical skills learnt from their RED instructor.

We have also thought about young drivers after they have passed their test and left our school. Through our partnership with ingenie, we can create a generation of better drivers combining high quality driving tuition and driver education with individual assessment and continuous feedback through the use of black box technology which rewards a safer driving style.”

Comment from Ian McIntosh, CEO, RED Driving School