Driving Patterns of Young Drivers Within a Graduated Driver Licensing System

Young drivers in Israel, as in other parts of the world, are involved in car crashes more than any other age group. In Israel, a graduated driver licensing (GDL) system has been introduced, which requires all new drivers to be accompanied by an experienced driver whenever they drive for the first three months after obtaining a driving license. As part of the efforts to characterize the driving behavior of young drivers in the accompanied driving period and the period immediately thereafter and to evaluate the effectiveness of the GDL system, we conduct a novel experiment, which uses information gathered from an in-vehicle data recorder (IVDR). In the experiment, an IVDR system is installed in the primary vehicles driven by the young drivers in the families that participate in the experiment. The system monitors all trips made by the vehicle and all drivers are identified. We report on results of the analysis of these data. In particular we study the amount of driving young driver undertake in the accompanied driving period and the period thereafter, and the characteristics of the temporal distributions of these trips. We find striking differences between these characteristics in these two periods in all these aspects, and between the IVDR measurements and similar statistics obtained through self reports.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044985
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-1080
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 5:41PM