Southport MP urges driving safety to be taught to school children July 31st, 2015 Tom Latest News Shares Comments MP John Pugh has pledged his support for a national campaign highlighting the importance of teaching road safety to schoolchildren. Brake – a road safety charity – are campaigning to reduce the number of road deaths, and John has highlighted the importance of intervening early. John said: “We can’t be remotely complacent about these issues as statistics are starting to edge up after a period of decline. “Getting in your car is the most dangerous thing an adult does most days and that realization has to be there at the start of your driving career. “Unfortunately young people particularly boys confuse technical competence with good judgement. Bad driving is not unique to the young but risk taking is more common. “We have failed them if we don’t get this across”. Five people are killed on our roads everyday in the UK and 12% of fatal and serious crashes involve a driver in the front seat aged 17 to 19, with 23% of all drivers under 24 having an accident within two years of passing a test. John said: “Most primary schools do cycle proficiency, but there is no guarantee that as students get older time is found for road safety and gaining the emotional intelligence to drive safely.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!