New research claims drivers under 25 who experience car troubles such as a flat tyre, are likely to post about their issue on social media as they are unaware about how to get themselves out of trouble.

Data from Driver Safety Australia shows three in four drivers under 25 own a car that’s at least ten years old, but most don’t undertake regular checks on the vehicle.

Most naively think that a warning light will alert them to any potential safety issue.

The research also found younger drivers are more likely to spend more money on a meal or even cleaning their car than actually getting basic repairs taken care of.

Shockingly, the research shows two in five drivers under 25 have knowingly driven a car with a safety issue.

Driver Safety Australia boss Russell White said:

“Car crashes happen in an instant, and in that moment having a car in safe condition can be the difference between life and death,” Mr White said.

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“Every driver has a responsibility to ensure they’re taking precautions to keep themselves and those around them safe.

“Whether that’s tyre tread and being able to brake in time or having adequate vision in different weather conditions with working wipers or headlights.

“On top of these safety concerns, there’s also the added risk of being stranded when broken down on the side of the road. We continue to see serious injuries and fatalities as a result of being struck in high-traffic areas, which can often be avoided.”

On March 30, free training will be provided across Supercheap Auto’s 278 Australian stores, and tutorials are also available online.

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