Saturday 29th December 2007
Be Wiser Insurance

Generating awareness is crucial in reducing road deaths caused by under-age motorists, it is claimed.

A Live Now Drive Later educational film has been welcomed by a senior police officer in helping to tackle the risks young motorists pose to car insurance customers and other road users.

The film was sponsored by the Yorkshire Press following the death of a local newspaper delivery man caused by a young driver at the wheel of his father's Audi

York police chief superintendent Iain Spittal told the newspaper that the film marks a "huge step forward" and is "really impactive" in helping to create safer roads in York and Selby during 2008.

The launch of the film comes as the police are working with both the York Press and the city council to educate young people on how to stay safe on the roads.

"We've really got to give safer roads a big push, particularly in terms of young drivers and young people using the roads on scooters, motorcycles and even pedal cycles," Supt Spittal said.

Speed cameras in urban environments may also be introduced through the council, which could mean higher car insurance premiums for those drivers who lose license points as a result of being caught driving too fast.

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