New figures reveal that teenage road deaths on North Yorkshires roads are amongst the highest in the country. The national level of road deaths between 17-19 years olds stands at 11.9% But in Yorkshire it is 14%, standing above the national average. In greater London the percentage stands at only 5.6%
The transport research laboratory has suggested that if graduated driving licensing (GDL) is introduced across the region teen deaths could be reduced by 20 per cent. A successful scheme would have restrictions for young drives, such as limiting the amount of young passengers which can travel with them. Also a late night curfew.
National figures show that one in five young drivers aged between 17-19 years old with have an accident within the first six months of passing their test.
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