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North Yorkshire's young drivers are getting a hard hitting message.

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6:29am 2nd March 2011
(Updated 7:49am 2nd March 2011)

North Yorkshire Police are hosting a young drivers road safety event to promote safer and responsible driving among young motorists and help reduce the number of road casualties in North Yorkshire and the City of York.

Around 240 students are expected to attend the event which will feature road safety presentations and advice from road policing officers, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, North Yorkshire County Council road safety officers, the Institute of Advanced Motorists, Red Driving School, Steer Clear, and the RAF Police.

The event is part of an ongoing campaign by Easingwold Safer Neighbourhood Team to improve the driving skills and attitudes of young motorists, and in turn improve public perceptions of their conduct on the roads.

For more information on the Easingwold young drivers club click here


The latest shocking trend is tweeting whilst behind the wheel.

Yorkshire road safety charity 'Brake' says motorists are updating their status whilst driving.

In one case Minster FM has seen a status saying "I can't believe how bad my spelling was in my last tweet. A testiment to not tweeting whilst driving."

We are being reminded that this lack of consentration can cause an accident which you would have to live with for the rest of your life.

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