NEW ZEALAND DRIVERS STUDY: DEVELOPING A METHODOLOGY FOR CONDUCTING A FOLLOW-UP STUDY OF NEWLY LICENSED DRIVERS

While there has been a major reduction in traffic crash injury rates among young people in recent years, this demographic group continues to be overrepresented in traffic crash statistics. To improve this situation, sound scientific evidence is needed to develop more effective policies and programs. This research aims to provide this evidence by examining early driving and driving-related experiences of recently licensed drivers as they progress through learner-, restricted-, and full-license stages of the graduated licensing system, and to determine the impact of these experiences on subsequent negative traffic-related outcomes. Given the size and complexity of the proposed study, a comprehensive pilot study was carried out to determine the feasibility of conducting a New Zealand-wide cohort study of newly licensed drivers. The pilot study process and methodology developed for the New Zealand-wide study are described.

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    Elsevier

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    New York, NY  United States  10011-1710
  • Authors:
    • Begg, D
    • Brookland, R
    • HOPE, J
    • Langley, J
    • Broughton, J
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00964503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 8 2003 12:00AM