We often take things we do regularly for granted, like driving. We sometimes assume that we have the skills to handle all situations, even those rarely experienced - like driving in the snow or heavy fog.
You can help reduce your risk of being in a crash by:
The crash risk for drivers differs according to age and experience.
Driving as safely as we can is a shared responsibility of all road users.
Ageing drivers are at a greater risk of being killed or seriously injured in a crash due to increased frailty and other issues associated with driving, rather than risky driving behaviour.
Young P plate drivers are three times more likely to be involved in serious accidents than experienced drivers, and the risk is even higher in the first few months of getting your licence. This is partly because some young drivers do stupid things and take stupid risks, but the major reason is that they lack experience.