Young novice drivers

In the Netherlands, young novice drivers (18-24 years of age) show a crash rate that is five times higher than that of experienced drivers (30-59 years of age). The rate of young males is even seven times as high. The main reasons are lack of driving experience and hazardous behaviour typical of adolescents and young adults. Road safety effects may be achieved among this group by introducing a 'graduated driving licence'. The 2toDrive experiment that enables adolescents to pass their driving test at the age of 17, upon which they are only allowed to drive accompanied until they reach the age of 18, is an important move towards a graduated driving licence. Other likely measures are training higher order skills, such as traffic insight, self-assessment, hazard perception, risk awareness and risk acceptance and rewarding good behaviour.


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  • Accession Number: 01485977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 9 2013 10:32AM