NORTHUMBRIA Police is driving home a road safety message to young motorists this week.
The force is backing national charity Brake’s ‘Too young to die’ campaign.
Motor Patrols officers have teamed up with local colleges to educate young drivers about potential dangers on the region’s roads.
And they will also be carrying out intelligence-led patrols to target anti-social drivers.
Working alongside VOSA (the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) officers will conduct checks to see that vehicles are safe and roadworthy.
Inspector Dave Guthrie, of Northumbria Police’s Roads Safety Unit, said: “Statistically, young drivers are involved in a disproportionately high number of crashes so it is important to concentrate on education, awareness and prevention.
“While those who drive responsibly have nothing to fear, we will take a strong stance against those who drive in a manner which is reckless, dangerous, and inconsiderate.”
For advice and information about road safety, visit www.northumbria.police.uk/roads