Parents express kids road fear

Parents express kids road fear

Parents fear their children will be involved in a car accident as a result of speeding or sending text messages, according to a new survey.

More than 1,000 parents participated in research for the 'Good Egg Guide for Parents of New Drivers,' with 29% fearing their children drive too fast.

A further 10% think their offspring will be tempted to check their phones behind the wheel, while another 10% are concerned their kids could be under the influence of drink or drugs when driving.

One in five new drivers are involved in some form of road accident within the first six months of passing their test, makingcar insurance more essential than ever.

Professor Steve Stradling, a leading Transport Psychologist who sits on the Good Egg National Steering Group said: "This publication will give parents the wherewithal to guide their children through the dangers during their fraught transition from anxious youngster to safe and careful driver.

"It focuses on avoiding all the factors such as distraction, tiredness, peer pressure, drink and drugs, and false confidence which can compromise the capacity to cope when behind the wheel."

Around 135,000 copies of the guide will be published throughout the UK and is available online by visiting www.parentsofnewdrivers.com.

Copyright Press Association 2012