ACCIDENT INVOLVEMENT OF YOUNG DRIVERS IN SUFFOLK COUNTY

A REVIEW OF ACCIDENT RECORDS WAS MADE FOR THE 5-YEAR PERIOD 1966 THROUGH 1970 INCLUSIVE. DRIVERS UNDER 25 WERE 17.6 PERCENT OF THE DRIVER POPULATION BUT WERE INVOLVED IN 33.1 PERCENT OF THE ACCIDENTS. FROM THE DATA PRESENTED IT IS EVIDENT THAT IN SUFFOLK COUNTY THERE IS AN INORDINATE INVOLVEMENT OF YOUNG DRIVERS IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS BOTH IN TERMS OF THEIR PROPORTION OF THE DRIVING POPULATION AND THEIR PROPORTION OF MILEAGE DRIVEN. YOUNG DRIVERS ARE HIGHLY INVOLVED AMONG MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS KILLED IN ACCIDENTS AND IN THOSE FATAL ACCIDENTS IN WHICH ALCOHOL WAS A FACTOR. THIS GROUP OF DRIVERS RECEIVED OVER 50 PERCENT OF THE MISDEMEANOR TRAFFIC CITATIONS AND OVER 40 PERCENT OF THE CITATIONS FOR TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS. A PROGRAM FOR MANDATORY, STATE-WIDE DRIVER EDUCATION AS A PREREQUISITE TO OBTAINING A DRIVING LICENSE IS RECOMMENDED. /HSL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Suffolk County

    /Traffic Safety Board
    ,   USA 
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2004 5:37PM