CAR giant Chevrolet and Liverpool Football Club have joined forces with Merseyside Police to get the message across to young drivers that safety is the only goal on the road.
As car sponsor to the Anfield club, Chevrolet offers guidance and support to the club’s young players on car and road safety.
Recent statistics gathered on the UK’s roads showed that young male drivers aged 17-20 are seven times more at risk of being involved in a collision than all male drivers - but between the hours of 2.00am and 5.00am their risk is 17 times higher.
These figures prompted Merseyside Police to team up with the Liverpool Under-21s and Chevrolet to hold a motoring safety session that aims to ensure that the young players are in peak condition on the roads.
Rising stars including Stephen Sama and Krisztian Adorjan spent a day with road traffic officers learning about the challenges that face young drivers and making a film of their experiences that will shortly be available on Chevrolet’s website.
Sama said: “We are young guys and statistics show that our age group is most at risk of dangerous driving. This course, delivered by Merseyside Police, shows us how important it is to be safe on the road.
“I hope other young lads our age see the importance of being safe on the roads.”
And Merseyside Police spokesman Michael Abram added: “Although only one in eight UK licence holders is under 25 years of age, they account for one in three driver fatalities – and also a huge number of deaths and injuries to their passengers and other road users as a result.”