A national sample of drivers taking the car driving test during 1974/75 received a postal survey on how they learned to drive, and those 47 per cent who passed completed a further postal survey a year later on their mileage and accidents. Nearly everyone (94 per cent) had lessons from a driving school, and many had instruction from friends and relatives as well, the average cost of learning coming to 130 pounds. Younger drivers did best on the driving test and also had the highest accident rates during their first year. Overall, the accident rate for the whole group of newly qualified drivers was higher than for experienced motorists, particularly at night and possibly also in bad weather. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • JENKINS, D
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 34 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00307561
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-028 913
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1985 12:00AM