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Distractions and alcohol pose danger to young drivers: More 18-24-year-olds die on the roads

Distractions and alcohol pose danger to young drivers: More 18-24-year-olds die on the roads

by on October 26, 2016

Research shows that worldwide, car crashes are the leading cause of death among young people, with a higher proportion of 18- to 24-year-olds dying on the roads than at any other time of year.

In Europe, 18- to 24-year-olds account for 8 per cent of the total population, but 15 per cent of all those killed in road accidents.  In the summertime, the problem gets worse as 18- to 24-year-olds account for 21 per cent of all deaths on the road in summer.

Risky behaviour has been identified as a key factor behind the statistics, which also show that from 2004 to 2013, 62,000 young people were killed in road accidents in the European Union. According to the report by European Road Safety Observatory, poor reading of the road, impairment from substances or stress and distraction are among the most common factors in accidents involving young drivers. [more…]

Becoming a mum puts women in the driving set

by on August 29, 2012

New research released today by BabyCentre, the world’s number one pregnancy and parenting website, has found that over two-thirds of women (68%) change their purchase criteria for everything they buy once they become a mum and seven out of 10 women said this new approach to purchasing also influences what kind of cars they buy.

BabyCentre's Mummy Shopper Report, which polled 1,000 women before and after they had a child reveals that expecting a baby is a key trigger for car purchases with over two-thirds (67%) of new mums saying they would buy a car to accommodate their expanding family.

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