YOUNG DRIVER ACCIDENTS
The importance of the problem of young drivers (aged 15-24 years) stems from their consistent over-representation in road accidents. This state-of-the-art review provides an examination of existing statistics and scientific literature on the accidents of young drivers. Among factors which are considered of particular relevance are: the risk the young driver runs of being involved in road accident considered against his experience in driving together with the personality and the attitudes of the driver; vehicle-related factors, the high risks connected with the use of high powered motor-cycles; and the influence of alcohol and drugs considered within the context of social pressure. The role of driver training and driver licensing and methods and findings of accident research were surveyed as sources of information relevant for devising countermeasures aiming at the reduction of accidents.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development2001 L Street, NW
Washington, DC USA 20036
- Publication Date: 1975
- Pagination: 192 p.
- TRT Terms: Adolescents; Attitudes; Countermeasures; Driver training; Drivers; Drunk driving; State of the art studies; Statistics; Teenage drivers
- Non-Preferred Terms: Accident prone drivers; Accident proneness; Unsafe drivers
- ITRD Terms: 1643: Accident; 1748: Adolescent; 1757: Age; 1057: Air transport network; 7347: Alcohol; 8518: Bibliography; 8623: Data acquisition; 1772: Driver; 1571: Driver training; 2242: Drugs; 2225: Experience (human); 2258: Personality; 6555: Statistics
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00097878
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: ISBN92-64-11341-X
- Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM