Young Drivers: the facts, risks and costs^
Whether you're a young driver that's eager to take to the road, or a parent who is naturally nervous about the thought of this, below you'll find some handy facts and figures about young drivers in the UK.
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We have created a handy infographic which helps to explain the facts, risks and costs of being a young driver. Click here to find out more.
Here's the BIG one... the average premiums for young drivers between 17-22 have risen even higher to £1,436. There are many reasons for this such as drivers in their 20s having the highest rates of drink and drug crashes and young drivers being more likely to drive at night. At Stellantis &You, our Telematics* finance packages include young insurance in your single monthly payments, making driving a brand new car simple and hassle-free.
Driving an older car may seem the cheaper option at first glance, but this may not always be the case. Overall, the average repair cost for a four-year old car is £480.74. Stellantis &You offer three years free servicing with our "black box" Telematics* finance packages, meaning that all of your servicing costs are covered for the duration of your agreement.
Studies have found that young drivers involved in crashes tend to be driving older vehicles. Young drivers often drive older, potentially unsafe vehicles as these are cheaper. This is risky because older vehicles are less safe as they have less advanced crash protection, so crashes involving older vehicles are more likely to be fatal. Our "black box" Telematics* finance options allow young drivers to drive a brand new car, which include award-winning engines providing increased efficiency and reliability.
Since 1997, new cars have been improving safety after the introduction of Euro NCap ratings. These improvements mean that you are now twice as likely to walk away form a crash compared with 1997. Stellantis &You vehicles that are available to young drivers, such as the DS 3, have a 5* Euro NCap rating which reassures both the young driver and parents that the vehicle is safe and fit for purpose.