PROBATIONARY AND NON-PROBATIONARY DRIVERS' NIGHTTIME CRASHES IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 1996-2000

This article reports on a study undertaken to examine the time of day aspects of crashes involving probationary (new) and non-probationary (experienced) drivers. The authors used the West Australian (WA) Road Injury Database to explore four areas: the crash rate for probationary and non-probationary drivers in WA between 1996 and 2000; the crash rate for probationary and non-probationary drivers by sex in WA between 1996 and 2000; the proportion of crashes by time of day and age; and the population attributable proportion of crashes. Results showed that probationary drivers were seven times more likely to crash than their non-probationary counterparts. Probationary drivers also had a higher proportion of their crashes at night, compared to non-probationary drivers, although the difference was slight. Males were twice as likely to be involved in an occupant fatality than females. The authors conclude with a brief discussion of the potential impact of restrictions on driving at night, as part of a graduated driver training system.

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    Elsevier

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    New York, NY  United States  10011-1710
  • Authors:
    • Adams, C
  • Publication Date: 2005

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00987569
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2005 12:00AM