YOUNG DRIVERS IN AUSTRALIA. 14TH AUSTRALIAN TRANSPORT RESEARCH FORUM, PERTH 20-22 SEPTEMBER 1989; FORUM PAPERS. VOLUMES 1 AND 2

The involvement of young, inexperienced car drivers in fatal road crashes in Australia in 1984 and 1985 is examined in detail in this paper using the Federal office of road safety collections of fatal crash information and the results of a survey of national travel characteristics. Major findings include: that young drivers are at high risk at night and on weekends; and that young drivers have a high risk of involvement as a result of their poor development of perceptual and decision making skills. In discussing these findings, it is recommended that graduated licensing schemes, particularly involving restrictions on night driving, be encouraged, and that there should be a greater emphasis on assisting young drivers to acquire perceptual and decision making skills in a graduated licensing context after they begin to drive on their own (a). For the covering record of the forum, see IRRD no 822808.

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    Western Australia Department of Transport

    136 Stirling Highway
    Nedlands, Western Australia,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • HAMPSON, G
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00497854
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-7309-2663-X
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM