Despite improvements in the overall rate of young driver fatalities in the last few years, findings from a new review of young driver data have shown that rural drivers and those from low socio-economic areas have continued to experience a high rate of young driver fatalities.
A survey of more than 20,000 young Australian drivers has reported that 17-24 year old drivers with psychological distress are not at increased risk of crashing when behind the wheel.
Researchers at The George Institute showed that self-harm behaviour was associated with a significantly increased risk of car crash compared to other young drivers in the study who did not engage in self-harm.
New research investigating the benefits of young driver education programs has shown that a best practice program in schools reduces the risk of a crash among young drivers by 44%.
Results from Australia’s largest study of young drivers have shown that they are at significant risk of crash on rural roads. According to researchers from The George Institute, young drivers living in rural areas are more likely to be involved in serious crashes than those in urban areas.
Australia’s largest study of young drivers has shown that risky driving habits are putting young drivers at a significantly increased risk of crashing, irrespective of their perceptions about road safety.