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Young rural drivers at risk

Young drivers in the Midlands countryside are twice as likely to have a serious road accident than those living in cities. Today motorists from across the region got advanced training to help them prepare for dangerous conditions.

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Frequency of rural young driver accidents across the Central region

The figures analysed by the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs show an alarming rate of accidents in young drivers in the countryside.

Here are how many serious crashes happen per number of young rural drivers in each county across the Central region.

  • 1) Lincolnshire - 1 crash for every 78 drivers
  • 2) Hereford - 1 crash for every 92 drivers
  • 3) Warwickshire - 1 crash for every 93 drivers
  • 4) Derbyshire - 1 crash for every 102 drivers
  • 5) Worcestershire - 1 crash for every 104 drivers
  • 6) Nottinghamshire - 1 crash for every 105 drivers
  • 7) Staffordshire 1 crash for every 106 drivers
  • 8) Central & North Gloucestershire - 1 crash for every 110 drivers
  • 9) West Midlands - 1 crash for every 114 drivers
  • 10) Shropshire - 1 crash for every 124 drivers
  • 11) Leicestershire - 1 crash for every 126 drivers
  • 12) Northamptonshire - 1 crash for every 126 drivers
  • 13) Rutland - 1 crash for every 160 drivers

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