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David and Janet Warin's son Daniel died driving his girlfriend home from the cinema in Pickering in 1995, a few weeks after he passed his test. Since then, they have given talks to school students urging them to take care when they are new behind the wheel.
Gregg Easteal reports.
Philip Gomm from the RAC Foundation says young people are prepared to take risks that older drivers perhaps wouldn't. It comes as statistics show around 14% of road deaths are caused by drivers aged 17-19.
Around 13% of all deaths and injuries on our region's roads, involve a driver aged 17 to 19, according to a study for the RAC. North Yorkshire has the highest rate at 14%, while West Yorkshire has the lowest at just over 10%.
Around 14% of all deaths and injuries on the roads in Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire involve a driver aged 17-19, according to a study for the RAC.
The figure for Northumbria is closer to the national average at just under 12%. This is despite the fact that only 1.5% of drivers are aged 17-19.
- NATIONAL 11.9%
- NORTHUMBRIA 11.8%
- CLEVELAND 13.8%
- DURHAM 14.1%
- NORTH YORKSHIRE 14%