In the various problem areas of traffic safety, "young people", i.e., adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 years play a particular role: - Young people are particularly affected by traffic accidents. From some ages, traffic accidents are by far the biggest cause of death. - Young people are a risk to other road users on account of their extraordinary tendency to cause accidents. - The high willingness to take risks, overestimation of own ability, the idea of "freedom and adventure", desire to impress, and a lack of experience form an often "fatal" set of conditions. This paper includes a detailed comparison of Western and Eastern Germany, nine selected Western European countries and the United States. The OECD-IRTAD International Road Traffic and Accident Database is the main database used.


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Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 14-28
  • Serial:
    • VTI Conferens
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6049

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 4A, Part 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 1996 12:00AM