Join the campaign to call on government to make changes
Note on Government response to petition: By reaching the 10,000 signatures milestone, the government were required to respond to our petition. The Government is committed to making the roads safer and has launched a consultation to draft new and revised sentencing guidelines, which takes into consideration offenders causing serious injury by dangerous and careless driving.
Dangerous drivers are putting other road users at risk by driving aggressively and abusing learner drivers. Learners and instructors are being subjected to tailgating, being cut up, honking horns and verbal abuse to name just a few. Worryingly, this behaviour is leading to 72% of learners making more mistakes and over two thirds becoming more nervous drivers. 8% have given up driving altogether!
We surveyed of 1,293 learner drivers, newly qualified drivers and parents (Oct 2021), as well as 407 driving instructors (Apr 2022) and the stats were alarming! 81% of learners have experienced some form of abusive behaviour from other road users, while 99% of instructors said they experience it daily! This type of behaviour would not be tolerated in any other work environment, so we need to make a stand to protect learner drivers and those teaching them!
Learners deserve to have the right to drive without intimidation – so we’ve launched a petition calling on Government to do more to prevent road users driving dangerously around drivers with L-plates.
We're asking that drivers who drive carelessly or dangerously around a car displaying L-plates receive harsher penalties and sentences for disregarding the safety of the learner driver.
If we’re really going to make a difference – we need 100,000 signatures on the petition. We’ve created a suite of resources you can download and use to promote it. Feel free to download and share a link to this page with your colleagues and peers.
If you've got your own post relating to the subject, or maybe some dangerous driving footage you already feature on your channels, please feel free link to the petition from your post and add the sticker we have created. Simply click on the image to open the link!
We've got a range of social ads in different formats that can be used on your social channels. There's too many to show on this page, but you can click the link below (or on the image) to access the assets to use to link to the petition!
If you'd like to feature the campaign on your website or in your e-newsletter - download one of our banners and embed the petition link so that your customers can discover more and sign the petition!
We've highlighted some key stats on a one pager that could be used online, or could be printed as a poster or handout. You can simply save the infographic image from this page or download a pdf version here:
We've also broker our stats down into snackable versions which you can download and view here.
Anyone and everyone in the UK! It’s important that as many people as they can get involved in spreading the word.
We know this is close to many driving instructors’ hearts, but really anyone who has an interest in making the roads a safer place – particularly for young drivers and those whose workplace is behind the wheel – should get behind the campaign!
If you’re keen to create your own content to support the campaign, or think we’re missing a trick with the resources we’ve supplied, please give the team a shout at [email protected].
We’re really happy to work with you to support your own outreach of the petition and are open to ideas as to how we can get the word out further so please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Read shocking real-life experiences from learner drivers and driving instructors
Together let's put pressure on government to do more to prevent on-road bullying of learner drivers!
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