MP backs road safety campaign

PUBLISHED: 12:36 17 November 2006 | UPDATED: 22:22 28 May 2010

MALCOLM Moss MP pledged his support to national road safety charity Brake, to promote National Road Safety Week. Mr Moss, MP for North-East Cambridgeshire, hoped to raise awareness of young driver safety at a time when road crashes are the biggest killer

MALCOLM Moss MP pledged his support to national road safety charity Brake, to promote National Road Safety Week.

Mr Moss, MP for North-East Cambridgeshire, hoped to raise awareness of young driver safety at a time when road crashes are the biggest killer of young people in the UK.

In support of Brake, Mr Moss signed a House of Commons early day motion looking to introduce a graduated licensing scheme for young drivers, which includes a minimum 12-month learning period and restrictions on novice drivers including engine size, the time of day they can travel and how many passengers they can carry.

"It is important that we highlight the need to tackle risky behaviour by young drivers on the road," he said. "One in eight car licence holders are aged under 25, yet one in three drivers who die on UK roads are under 25. This is a worrying statistic and the Government must take action.

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