MEP James Carver will be attending a meeting later this week to discuss the vital importance of road safety for youngsters.
He is among guests invited to the seminar on Friday in Warwick organised by local man Paul Kerr, whose 17-year-old son Jon-Paul tragically died in a car smash while a passenger.
But despite the importance of the subject Mr Kerr has received no interest from secondary schools in the area, which Mr Carver has described as “extremely disappointing and worrying.”
“Paul had intended launching the 2016 Coventry and Warwickshire Student Road Safety Awards at the meeting but because of the lack of response is instead now holding a seminar.
“I am delighted to support Paul and his selfless laudable work but I am more than disappointed that no interest has been expressed by local schools. There was a 16% increase in road accidents in Warwickshire last year over the previous 12 months with 28 people killed and 287 seriously injured.
“That is an awful lot of loss, grief and pain and we must all do our bit to bring these figures down. It is the personal suffering I care about, but Paul also tells me that each fatality costs a staggering £1.78 million,” said Mr Carver, UKIP Euro-MP, who, when in his early twenties, lost a friend to a fatal road traffic accident.
“I fully understand, through the loss of my friend Jon, that young people. particularly in the 18 - 24 age group, are particularly at risk, whether behind the wheel or not, and road safety needs to be an integral part of education,” he added.