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Young working van and professional drivers - why they crash?

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This white paper examines the road risk facing van and professional (v/p) young drivers while driving for work, in terms of their involvement in collisions compared to v/p working drivers of all ages, and to v/p young drivers in general.

Van and professional (v/p) young working drivers are identified by an attending police officer as having contributed to a collision...

  • less frequently than all v/p young drivers (aged under 30)
  • more frequently than v/p older working drivers (aged 30 and over

Van and professional young working drivers are most over-represented in collisions...

  • 6-9am compared to v/p working drivers of all ages 
  • 9am-3pm compared to all v/p young drivers
  • rural roads compared to v/p working drivers of all ages
  • urban single A & B roads compared to all v/p young drivers
  • at Give Way/Stop signs compared to v/p working drivers of all ages
  • driving on bends, U-turns/reversing and turning right compared to v/p working drivers of all ages.

Of all assigned contributory factors (CFs), v/p young working drivers are most likely to contribute through observation errors.

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