Road Code

Youth Cymru delivers Road Code, funded by UPS since 2012.  Road Code is a  training programme designed to teach young people who are pre-driving age about the hazards of driving and raise their awareness of road safety.

UPS believe that many teenage motor vehicle crashes are preventable, and that proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers on the road. UPS Road Code was created as a state-of-the-art interactive program that brings together UPS’s safe driving techniques and methods to young drivers around the world.

The road hazard awareness programme engages 13-19 year olds and provides them with the skills and confidence to speak up in potentially dangerous driving situations.

Our innovative programme uses virtual reality technology and driving simulators in workshops co-delivered by youth workers and UPS driver volunteers. As well as providing ‘behind the wheel’ experience, UPS Road Code focuses on passenger safety to make young people aware of how to keep themselves and others safe in and around cars.

The training makes use of useful practical content and workshops that have been designed by UPS to make young people see the dangers they will face in the future as drivers and also as pedestrians.

Police Recorded Road Accidents 2018

Information on severity of injury and type of road user.

Key points

  • In 2018 police forces in Wales recorded 4,215 road accidents involving personal injury, 333 fewer (7.3% lower) than in 2017.
  • These recorded accidents resulted in 5,759 casualties, 435 fewer than in 2017.
  • There has been a long term fall in personal injury road accidents recorded by police forces in Wales.
  • In recent years the number of accidents resulting in serious injury or fatalities has been relatively stable, with the overall decline in accidents accounted for by a continued fall in ‘slight’ injury accidents.

 

Within the 5,759 casualties:

  • 103 people were killed, 2 more (2.0% higher) than in 2017
  • 1,028 people were seriously injured, 69 higher (7.2% more) than in 2017.
  • 4,628 people were slightly injured, 506 fewer (19.4% fewer) than 2017.

We have funding to deliver the Road Safety Programme for young people. If you interested please contact wenna@youthcymru.org.uk

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