Some young drivers are less likely to crash
Michael is joined by Professor Teresa Senserrick, Professor at the Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety at the Queensland University of Technology and lead author of a new study that reveals that some young drivers are 24 per cent less likely to crash.
The study tracked almost 21,000 young drivers for more than a decade, revealing that those who took part in a resilience program in Year 11 were much less likely to have a car crash during their early years behind the wheel.
Published in Pediatrics, the 13-year (2003-2016) DRIVE study followed drivers aged 17-24 who received their licence in NSW between 2003-2004.
“While at-fault status was unknown, data showed program participants were 24 per cent less likely to have had any crash and 42 per cent less likely to crash in darkness than non-participants,” Professor Senserrick said.
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