A group of bereaved parents who lost their children to car crashes have united to demand Government action.

Formed by 40 families, the group, named Forget-me-not Families Uniting, have called for urgent measures to slash the high number of young driver deaths in the UK.

These parents' children were all victims of crashes involving a young driver.



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They are demanding action to curb serious accidents involving drivers between the ages of 17 and 24.

The group campaigns for the introduction of Graduated Driving Licensing, as adopted in countries like Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

These nations have seen a between 20 per cent and 40 per cent reduction in deaths and serious injuries involving young drivers.

Despite only representing seven per cent of the total driving population, young drivers are involved in 24 per cent of fatal or serious crashes.

In 2022 alone, 4,935 people were killed or seriously injured in crashes involving at least one young driver.

Sharron Huddleston, one of the founding members of the group, said: "Enough is enough.

"How many more young people need to die before action is taken?

"We can’t sit back any longer and just watch as more and more young people are killed or seriously injured in road collisions."