Modelling the Relationship Between Practical Driving Test Faults and Collision Risk Post-Test

Newly qualified drivers (especially young newly qualified drivers) have a much greater collision risk than is the case for drivers with greater experience. Research has shown that youthfulness and inexperience are the two key risk factors for road accidents in this group (Wells, Tong, Sexton, Grayson & Jones, 2008; Maycock, 2002; Forsyth, Maycock & Sexton, 1995; Maycock, Lockwood & Lester, 1991). Previous Transportation Research Laboratory (TRL) modelling has demonstrated relationships between this collision risk and various variables describing the characteristics of newly qualified drivers; their exposure to the driving environment (both pre- and post-test); reported confidence and driving style (amongst others) (Wallbank et al., 2017). This work extended this analysis to consider whether information on the faults that a novice driver obtained when they took their practical driving test could be used to predict future collision risk.


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  • Accession Number: 01764955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-03039
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 17 2021 7:23PM