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Brake calls for compulsory rural driving lessons for learners

Brake calls for compulsory rural driving lessons for learners

Road safety charity Brake is today calling for compulsory lessons on rural roads for learner drivers, as part of a graduated licensing system, to reduce fatalities and serious injuries. In 2015, the last year for which statistics are available, 120 young drivers lost their lives in crashes – 80 per cent of these occurring on […]

Young Farmers launch road safety driving course as new study shows risks for young rural drivers

Young Farmers launch road safety driving course as  new study shows risks for young rural drivers

The study produced by Road Safety Analysis (RSA), in support of the NFYFC’s and NFU Mutual’s road safety campaign Drive it Home, is based on data collated from the Department for Transport. It showed that young people who live and learn to drive in rural locations are at a higher risk behind the wheel: young […]

Young Farmers ask Road Safety Minister to include rural roads in driving tests

Young Farmers ask Road Safety Minister to include rural roads in driving tests

NFYFC Chairman Milly Wastie met with the Minister to discuss the Federation’s new rural road safety campaign Drive it Home, which is supported by NFU Mutual, and to highlight the issues affecting young people who live and work in rural communities. Statistics show that rural young drivers are 37% more likely to have an injury […]

Cambridgeshire young driver collision figures revealed

Cambridgeshire young driver collision figures revealed

Sir Jim Paice MP is backing a National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) rural road safety campaign to encourage young drivers to stay safe in the County after statistics showed young drivers who live in five of the six districts within Cambridgeshire are involved in more injury collisions than the national average.* The shocking […]

New farm safety campaign goes from strength to strength

Just over a year since the launch of the Partnership at the Grasslands and Muck event in May 2011, 25 organisations have now signed up to the Farm Safety Charter document. The work of the Partnership has also gained support from Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) and St John Ambulance. NFU head of policy […]

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