We have known for a long time that young male drivers are among the most risky on the road. That is one of the reasons they pay the highest insurance rates in the industry. Therefore, it is no surprise that the most recent research also shows that young males are most likely to be banned from driving as a result of certain offences. The research is made available courtesy of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
IAM says male drivers between the ages of 20 and 30 are the most likely to be disqualified from driving. Their data comes from government numbers acquired through a Freedom of Information request involving the 12 months ending June 30, 2014. The data revealed some interesting findings:
- more than 92,100 people were banned from driving over the 12 month period
- as of June 2014, roughly 62,000 were still banned
- 25-year-old males made up the largest single group of banned drivers at more than 3,700
- more than one third of the total banned drivers were males between the ages of 20 and 30
- there were 230 bans issued to individuals too young to drive.
Officials from IAM say the data reveals the need to work on changing the attitudes of young male drivers. They believe further education regarding risky driving behaviour would go a long way toward making the demographic safer on the public roads. Perhaps it will, perhaps it will not.
As a business owner, you cannot afford to wait until education achieves the goal of changing driver attitudes. You need to protect your company right now by performing regular licence checks on all employees who use your company vehicles. Failing to do so could put both you and your business in jeopardy.Why Licence Checks?
If your company operates vehicles for any purpose, checking licences is an essential part of maintaining your reputation and limiting your liability. Remember that you are responsible for anyone who drives your company vehicles. You and your company will be held accountable for any banned drivers involved in an accident.
Licence checks through the DVLA are the only way to know for certain whether the licence your worker holds is still valid or not. You could check the licence on your own, but doing so is a time-consuming process that takes you away from actually running your business. A better option is to use a service like Fleet Licence Check. We run checks on tens of thousands of licences every year.
Our licence checking service will enable you to know if any of your employees have been banned from driving. All we require is a little information from you. We will run the check and have the results returned directly to you, all without you having to take away from your other important business duties. Licence checking could not be any easier.
Don't take a chance with workers who might have been banned from driving. Instead, stay current by taking advantage of regular licence checks. Contact us at Fleet Licence Check to learn more about protecting yourself and your business.
Meanwhile, one European car manufacturer has been running a Young Driver scheme which reduces the chances of an accident after learners have passed their test. The scheme has recently marked its 150,000th lessonSources:
1.Fleet News – http://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/2014/8/4/research-reveals-the-most-likely-age-group-to-be-disqualified-from-driving/53167/