Sophie Morgan’s ‘Licence to Kill’, BBC Three 9pm
Sophie Morgan was just a normal teenager. Six months after passing her test, she crashed her car on a night out with friends. Everyone came out miraculously unscathed, apart from her. At 18 years old, Sophie broke her spine, paralysing her for life.
In the decade since her crash, Sophie has been a tireless campaigner for road safety, acting as an ambassador for our partner Drive iQ and friend of ingenie.
In the film, Sophie sensitively interviews several young drivers who have been caught up in collisions, revisiting the scene of their crashes and demonstrating how just one lapse in judgment or concentration can have a life-long impact.
We don't want to terrify young people to never get into a car again. But there has to be an element of explaining that these things can happen and young drivers need to be more prepared for them if they do.
Sophie Morgan speaking on the BBC
Speaking with the BBC this morning, Sophie explained: '19 out of 20 crashes are caused by behaviour and attitude to driving, not by a technical fault or a lack of skill. We know how to turn the car on, we know how to steer it and how to parallel park. What young drivers don't know is what it's like to drive at night with music blaring and a car full of friends.'
Licence to Kill is on BBC Three tonight, Wednesday 24th, at 9pm.