Girls crash too: trends in single vehicle crash rates in young and adult, male and female drivers

Due in large part to their age and lack of driving experience, young adult drivers (YADs) are over-represented in crashes. New ways of approaching intervention may be identified through the study of single vehicle crashes by sex and age. In comparisons between crash casualty rates, it was found that in 2014 male YAD (17-10 years) rates were 11.4 times higher than older drivers (30-59 years), while in 2005 they were 17.6 times higher; and they were 1.9 times higher than female YAD for 2014, compared with 2.5 times higher in 2005. Crash casualty rates involving male and female YADs are declining. In order to address YAD crash casualties that involve both females and males, action is needed. One approach that has the potential to do this universally is graduated driver licensing.


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  • Accession Number: 01672164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2018 9:46AM