Survey highlights confidence of young motor insurance customers

Approximately a half of young motorists believe they are safer than most other people on the road, car insurance customers may be interested to learn.

Some 55 per cent of drivers aged 17 to 24 years old claimed they are safer than the average motorist in a joint research project by breakdown recovery specialists Green Flag and road safety organisation Brake, in spite of motoring research to the contrary.

The finding comes in the middle of the UN’s Global Road Safety Week, which runs until April 29th 2007.

Jools Townsend, head of education at Brake, suggested that the week could raise awareness of the need to tackle road safety issues in the UK and abroad.

“We hope Global Road Safety Week will help highlight the impact of road casualties around the world,” he said.

“It is high time UK and world leaders made making roads safe a top priority.”

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is another road safety organisation that has pledged its support for the UN campaign, as many motor insurance customers may already be aware.

The society highlighted road safety concerns in the developing world by pointing out that it accounts for 90 per cent of all driving-related casualties.

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