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Young working car drivers and motorcycle riders - why they crash?

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This white paper examines the road risk facing car and motorcycle (c/mc) young drivers while driving for work, in terms of their involvement in collisions compared to all c/mc working drivers and c/mc young drivers in general. It is based on analysis carried out for a detailed report commissioned in 2016 by DriveTech from Road Safety Analysis.

Car and motorcycle (c/mc) young working drivers are identified by attending police officers as having contributed to a collision...

  • less frequently than all c/mc young drivers (aged under 30)
  • more frequently than c/mc working drivers (aged over 30)

Car and motorcycle young working drivers are most over-represented in collisions...

  • between 6-9am, compared to all c/mc working drivers
  • between 6-9am, considerably over-represented compared to all c/mc young drivers
  • between 9am-12pm, compared to all c/mc young drivers
  • on weekdays Monday to Thursday, compared to all c/mc young drivers
  • on rural roads, compared to all c/mc working drivers

Of all assigned contributory factors (CFs) car and motorcycle young working drivers are most likely
to contribute through observation errors.

Full report in downloadable .pdf 

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