INFLUENCE OF DRIVER'S AGE AND EXPERIENCE ON ACCIDENT RATE AND ATTITUDES TO SAFETY

EINFLUSS VON LEBENSALTER UND FAHRERFAHRUNG AUF DIE UNFALLBELASTUNG UND SICHERHEITSRELEVANTE EINSTELLUNGEN

WITH THE AID OF AVAILABLE DATA, THE INFLUENCE OF DRIVER'S AGE AND EXPERIENCE ON THE FREQUENCY OF ACCIDENTS WAS ANALYSED. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE PROPORTION OF YOUNGER DRIVERS INVOLVED IN ACCIDENTS WAS FAR HIGHER THAN THAT OF OLDER DRIVERS, WITH INCREASING AGE THE DROP IN ACCIDENT RISK BECAME INCREASINGLY SMALLER. THE LENGTH OF DRIVING EXPERIENCE HAD ITS EFFECT MAINLY IN RELATION TO MATURITY AND THE RESULTING ALTERED APPROACH AND OTHER BEHAVIOUR IN TRAFFIC. REGARDING THE CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS IT WAS FOUND, THAT OLDER DRIVERS WERE MORE RESPONSIBLE FOR BREAKING REGULATIONS AND FOR INATTENTIVE DRIVING BEHAVIOUR, WHILST IN THE CASE OF YOUNGER DRIVERS ACCIDENTS AROSE FROM EXCESSIVE SPEED, LACK OF PROFICIENCY IN TRAFFIC AND FAULTY OVERTAKING. OVERALL, IT WAS FOUND THAT A TYPICAL PROBLEM OF THE LEARNER DRIVER WAS HIS EXCESSIVE SPEED; HE BEHAVED IN TRAFFIC WITH A LESSER REGARD FOR RISK THAN THE OLDER DRIVER.

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 119-30
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01300295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 7:47AM