DRIVING EXPERIENCE AND VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS RELATED TO THE RISK OF FATAL ACCIDENTS

KULJETTAJAN AJOKOKEMUKSEN JA AJONEUVON OMINAISUUKSIEN YHTEYS ONNETTOMUUSRISKIIN KUOLEMAAN JOHTANEISSA ONNETTOMUUKSISSA

Results show that drivers younger than 20 years of age had an accident risk twice as high as the average risk and that the risk was above the average until the age of about 25. Drivers between 30 and 40 had the lowest accident risk, about 25% lower than the average. Drivers with a driving experience of less than 10000 kilometers had a collision risk 1.9 times as high as the average and the risk of a single accident was 5.1 times as high. The collision risk of the drivers whose licence was three years old or less was 2.0 times as high as the average and the risk of single accidents 2.6 times as high. The respective risks of the drivers who had no licence at all were 4.8 and 17.0 times as high as the average. Of all vehicles, motorcycles had the highest accident risk. The proportion of white vehicles involved in accidents was significantly higher than their proportion in traffic. Yellow and black vehicles on the contrary were less represented in the accident data than in the traffic data. 13.2% of all cars involved in an accident had one or more illegal tyres, in traffic the proportion of cars with illegal tyres was significantly lower, only 5.4%. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Finnish Road Association

    Vironkatu 6
    00170 Helsinki 17,   Finland 
  • Authors:
    • Kallberg, V-P
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

Language

  • Finnish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM