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Green paper on safety of young drivers has stalled

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 28 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g476
  1. Sarah Jones, consultant in environmental health protection1,
  2. Frank McKenna, emeritus professor2,
  3. Stephen Stradling, emeritus professor, Edinburgh Napier University3,
  4. Nicola Christie, director of Centre for Transport Studies4,
  5. Tom Mullarkey, chief executive5,
  6. David Davies, executive director6,
  7. Elizabeth Box, head of research7,
  8. Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive8,
  9. James Dalton, head of motor insurance9
  1. 1Public Health Wales, Cardiff CF11 9LJ , UK
  2. 2Department of Psychology, University of Reading, Reading, UK
  3. 3Altrincham, UK
  4. 4Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, UCL, London, UK
  5. 5Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Birmingham, UK
  6. 6Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, London, UK
  7. 7RAC Foundation, London, UK
  8. 8Brake, the road safety charity, Huddersfield, UK
  9. 9Association of British Insurers, London, UK
  1. JonesSJ3{at}

Alcohol minimum unit pricing is not the only evidence based public health policy that has failed to materialise recently.1

In January 2013, we believed that the UK government would, as promised, publish its green paper on young driver safety in the spring.

In the UK, motor vehicle crashes account for a quarter of deaths in 15-19 year olds.2 The …

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