Inexperience and attitude to driving are main causes of crashes for young drivers
The research was carried out by ingenie, a black box insurance specialist for 17-25 year-olds, in response to statistics showing that one in five young drivers has a crash during their first six months on the road.
Working with Cranfield University on driving trends and driver psychology, the company’s study polled 1,000 young drivers and parents to help understand their attitudes to the road.
The research found that over-confidence is prevalent among young drivers, with 98% rating themselves as good or average drivers. Young females generally thought they were better drivers than their mum, while young males generally thought they were better behind the wheel than both parents.
More encouragingly 83% of young drivers also accepted their driving could be improved and 62% agreed that gaining years of experience on the road would help them get better.
The full results of the survey can be found at: http://www.ingenie.com/blog/2013/03/young-drivers-parents-survey