Road safety campaign aimed at young men

PUBLISHED: 11:35 26 September 2006 | UPDATED: 12:02 04 May 2010

MEN are the main culprits for killing and injuring women on Cambridgeshire s roads, a new hard-hitting road safety campaign has revealed. It shows more women are killed or injured as passengers than drivers, and road safety experts are warning that the m

MEN are the main culprits for killing and injuring women on Cambridgeshire's roads, a new hard-hitting road safety campaign has revealed.

It shows more women are killed or injured as passengers than drivers, and road safety experts are warning that the majority of these are sitting beside a male driver.

Cambridgeshire County Council's Road Safety Team will be launching a new graphic campaign this week to remind young male drivers to slow down and look after their female passengers.

Speeding is a major factor in many accidents among young people and can lead to higher injury levels in the event of a crash.

The research also suggests that speeding is not the best way to impress a loved one. Recent studies have shown that many people are scared or worried about their partner's driving and the speeds at which they drive.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ely Standard