When any young driver passing their test they want to jump in to their “new toy”, pick friends and family up and take them for a “spin”. It is these terms, “new toy” and “spin” which take away the seriousness and importance of what it means to be a driver, but terms we all use when we get a new car. Once you get behind the wheel, you put lives in your hands. Driving is dangerous. Fact!
It’s important to be confident behind the wheel, but also to realise these dangers and how these could affect you. It was due to a car crash that Sophie Morgan ended up paralysed at just 18 years old – This was just six months after she passed her test!
InGenie ambassador Gary Lineker interviewed Sophie about the accident and how it changed her life. Here Sophie gives a very honest and detailed account of her experience…
Following the accident, Sophie has worked hard to ensure other young drivers are aware of the dangers when driving, by campaigning to improve young drivers’ attitude to the road. Ensuring you are safe whilst driving is even more important at this time of year, with people going out to parties over the festive season, and with the treacherous weather.
This article was written by Amanda Walters, an experienced freelance writer and regular contributor to Huffington Post. Follow her here: @Amanda_W84