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The Stats 

Statistically, learner drivers are the safest drivers on the road. This is a direct result of having a supervisor and/or a driving instructor present at all times when they are behind the wheel of a vehicle.

The moment that a learner becomes a solo driver however, their safety on the road is significantly reduced as a result of not having a driving instructor or supervisor present to guide them through the process. The graph below clearly displays the phenomenon and shows the abrupt spike in crash-rate as soon as Learner drivers become solo drivers. 

The statistics speak for themselves


  • 45 per cent of all young Australian injury deaths are due to road traffic crashes. Of all hospitalisations of young Australians, almost half are drivers involved in a road traffic crash and another quarter are passengers.

  • Young drivers (17 – 25 years) represent one-quarter of all Australian road deaths, but are only 10 – 15% of the licensed driver population.

  • A 17 year old driver with a P1 licence is four times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than a driver over 26 years.

  • The biggest killer of young drivers is speeding and around 80 per cent of those killed are male.

  • One-third of all speeding drivers and rider in fatal crashes are males aged 17 – 25; 6 per cent are females aged 17 – 25.

So what’s the solution? How can this spike in the crash-rate of new solo drivers be reduced?

The Safety 4 Life program aims to improve these alarming statistic and driver safety by helping provisional licence holders to become self sufficient and reliant on their own knowledge, experience and critical thinking adaptations gained through their learning during their learners period with a 12-months 0-harm goal. The reasoning behind this approach is simple. We believe that the reason why new solo drivers have such a high crash-rate is because during their learning process as a Learner driver, they have not grasped the pillars of safe driving and have been taught on a superficial level. This type of compromise is simply unacceptable. Safety 4 Life and our Student-Centred Learning approach ultimately ensure that we’re not just another ‘quick-fix’ driving school, but rather a lifelong partner for young drivers nurturing a deeper, more personal level of growth and skill acquirement in drivers.





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