PARC call for action on learner drivers on foot new serious collision statistics

The Road Safety Group PARC is calling for more specific figures after statistics released by the government this month showed that on average, three unaccompanied learner drivers are involved in serious road crashes every month. These are defined as crashes involving death or very serious injury.

The statistics were compiled by the Department of Justice on foot of Dail questions table by Deputy Tommy Broughan on behalf of PARC.

Since February 2009, 45 unaccompanied learner drivers were involved in fatal crashes, while 74 serious injury crashes over the same period.

PARC's Inishowen based founder Susan Grey says more specific information is needed..........