Some Interesting Motoring facts you may not know - but probably should: 1.  The roads where accidents are most likely to occur are not fast dual-carriageways, nor even motorways - they`re the ones around the corner from your home. Most accidents take place within five miles of where the driver lives. Why? because you suddenly stop concentrating the same when you are familiar with an area, but really you should always drive with total concentration - you NEVER know what will happen next! 2.   Every year, nearly 1,000 people are killed on the roads by drivers who are going too fast. That`s not necessarily breaking the speed limits - it means going too fast for the prevailing conditions. 3.   If you`re a new driver, it`s not how skilful you are at handling the car that will keep you out of trouble - it`s learning to spot what makes a situation dangerous in the first place, and dealing with it before it becomes a problem. 4.   If  you need to make an emergency stop when you`re travelling at 40 mph, your car will have travelled the length of three cars before your foot has reached the brake pedal. You will take exactly the same time to react whether you`re travelling at 40 mph or 80 mph, no matter how alert you are - if you`re going faster, you`ll travel that much further before you even hit the brake. 5.   If everyone slowed down by just ONE mph, 300 lives per year would be saved. 6.   Roundabouts are the most common places for rear-end collisions to occur. Always approach the roundabout as though you were going to completely stop, and make sure the car in front of you has completely moved away before you move forward to take it's place. 7.    Over 3000 car drivers aged under 25 are killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads each year. Don’t become one of these statistics. Learner drivers have few accidents because they are always under supervision. But, once they have passed their test, and can drive unsupervised, their chances of crashing increase dramatically. Young drivers are more likely to crash than experienced drivers. This experience has to be earned, simply by driving more carefully and thoughtfully: 1 in 5 crash within the first year of driving 1 in 3 male drivers aged between 17 and 20 crash in the first two years after passing their test. An 18 year old driver is more than three times as likely to be involved in a crash as a 48 year old Young drivers are more likely to be involved in high-speed crashes, losing control, crashes in the dark and crashes when overtaking and negotiating bends.